Arizona MLO Rap

Arizona MLO, part 1

Arizona MLO part 2

Arizona MLO part 3


Arizona MLO

Lyrics and Music by Ryan Hartwig


Part 1


Wanna to be an MLO, take the state exam

Wanna pass the test, study this jam.


10% of interest, is the legal rate

no prepayment penalties if you just can’t wait.


AZdfi punto gov

is the state’s website you’ll come to love


The superintendent is the man,

he’s appointed every 4, and audits every 5.[audits financial institutions annually, banks every two, and brokers and bankers every 5]


Some basic definitions, are very good to know

investor, commercial property, closing and escrow.[closing is when all the docs are executed and recorded]

Escrow records the deal, then the deal is closed.

An investor means a person, or company purchasing.

Commercial land consists, of more than 4 families,

And the commercial banker is okay without licensing.


What goes on your business card,

Along with those balloons,

Company name license, NMLS too.


You also need these three, for any kind of sign,

blog twitter facebook, just look online.



ARS 6-991.01

Talks about your license, and when you don’t need one

If it’s your own house, or for family,

commercial mortgage banker(small pause), or their employee

Receives deeds of trust, or ancillary lawyer.

manufactured homes, and loss mitigation.


Part 2


Half of the test, is on the prohibitions,

Not the prohibition or the wine in your kitchen.


Don’t work or advertise, for yourself

get paid without a license

or give loans less than minimum [10k min for banker, 5k min for broker]


Don’t hand out a loan, not secured by deed

Unless your employer is indeed the lender.

You can’t work two jobs, and you can’t be the agent,

unless you tell the customer upfront like it is.

Can’t disburse the green stuff, can’t commit fraud, can’t make the max insurance more than the cost.

Have to be employed, can’t knowingly withhold, info from the auditor, when he’s told.

If, you’re the processor or  you underwrite,  you can’t publicize, loan origination.


What’s prohibited, for a banker/broker


Let’s start with servicíng, can’t mix PI TI [appraisal fees and credit report fees go in one account, application fees are separate]

No blank spaces, if you know what I mean

Can’t keep from, shopping around

If the loan is under, 200 thou

Can’t delay the loan, to increase the cost

or your precious license, will soon be lost.


What about them records, piled in a heap

Bankers for 2 years, brokers 5 years keep.


What to tell the client, when it comes to fees,

app fee, appraisal, credit then you’re done.

Feds are always watching so be sure and tell all three.


Part 3


4 types of encúmbrances for your deed.

Easement, deed restriction, encroachment, and lien.


Mortgages specific, and voluntary.

Lots of traps to fall in, better to be wary.


The last few facts, about Arizona

Lien theory state, not toyota tacoma.


Property tax is due, in October and March.

But if late you pay,

In November and May.


Wanna pass the test, study this rap,

use it all the time, like a google app.






Listen to it here: Advocate 3


by Ryan Hartwig


Don’t give up do whatever it takes,

To become worthy, of God’s grace.


Focus on improvement, and recognize

The little things you’re doing right no matter the size.


Think about relationships, with self and with God.


What is it, I believe of me, myself and I,

good or bad or ugly,

capable and cute.


Are these my own thoughts, or do they come from others,

and do they align themselves with God’s own opinion.


Instead of the negative, think of something good.


Be happy and positive, like you know you should.


Let God come heal you through his merits, mercy, grace.[1]


Like an army medic he responds to your call,

And through your faith obedience brings comfort to us all.[2]


He is our advocate, the very best attorney.[3]


And while we’re on the gurney, he’s standing up to plead.[4]


For our cause and liberty, deliverance from sin.


He loves us so much, and he’s our next of kin.


Listen to his Word, and feast upon his love, for you may forever if your minds are firm.[5]

[1] 2 Nephi 2:8, 3 Nephi 9:13

[2] Isaiah 57:18

[3] Moroni 7:28

[4] Isaiah 51:22, Isaiah 3:13, Jacob 3:1

[5] Jacob 3:2


A rap a day…

Listen to it here: A rap a day…


A rap a day keeps the doctor away


Apples and lettuce, all of them is good

When you see the doctor, you feel like you should


But them brownies ain’t got good stuff in ’em

They damage your body like a poison or venom


Tomatoes are red, like the rhythm of your heart

Blueberries are chillin’, and taste a little tart


So learn your lesson, and eat a little more

Of them fruits and veggies, your nutrition is poor.


A rap a day keeps the doctor away


(lyrics and music by Ryan Hartwig)

Book Review: The Robots of Dawn

The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov

This fascinating novel is simultaneously thought provoking and entertaining — a rarity among books, much less for a science fiction novel. Its philosophical depth is accompanied by a twisting plot which is woven around morals, politics, and culture.

Baley is a plainclothesman, a police officer who must travel to a foreign planet to uncover an impossible mystery, with his own planet’s future at stake.

With his ever-faithful robot companions at his side, and despite his error-riddled forays into an unknown culture, he achieves success. Amidst his victory, he unintentionally discovers a new breed of robot; a breed whose abilities remain hidden both to their creators and the universe.

Comment: I was debating whether to use the verb “entertain” in the first sentence, but I couldn’t come up with a verb to describe “thought provoking”. Out of my own innovation(or laziness), I came up with the verb “thovoking”, although it sounds more like a description of hiking through the arctic wilderness.