• Winterhomes

    NAR: Inventory shortages push homeownership further out of reach

    Lending

    And it’s not going away anytime soon


  • Lending

    And it’s not going away anytime soon

    A lack of housing inventory continues to stifle the housing market, making it difficult for potential homeowners to get on the property ladder. And according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors, the problem is not going to subside anytime soon, impacting more than first-time homebuyers.

This month in
HousingWire magazine

Cover Story
February 2016

Global reach: Exploring the risks and rewards of offshore mortgage servicing

Sometimes offshoring sounds like a bad word. In reality, offshore mortgage servicing simply means using remote staff, usually to take advantage of lower labor and overhead costs and round-the-clock staffing availability. But legitimate questions remain. In the midst of increasing compliance pressures, is offshoring a sound strategy for mortgage servicers looking to stay competitive, or a fast track to dissatisfied customers and trouble with the CFPB?

Commentary

Why conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie must end