Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with.
It’s a new world, and in this new world, data is more crucial than ever. Getting the best data possible, and then being able to interpret that data to improve performance, will be a competitive edge that no company in the mortgage finance space can do without in the current environment of volume contraction.
Perhaps no proxy for U.S. housing is more direct than Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY), which first went public in 2012 and bases its entire business model off of real estate transaction volumes. Bottom line: the company’s brands touch most of the recently wobbly U.S. real estate sector. So is now the time to make a bet on Realogy?
Now that JPMorgan Chase executive Michael Cavanagh is no longer at the bank, Matt Zames, the bank’s chief operating officer, is considered to be a potential favorite to take over when CEO Jamie Dimon finally decides to step down.
In what was the most competitive awards program to date, HousingWire is proud to recognize the professional accomplishments of 30 women -- spanning every sector of the U.S. housing economy. Read the stories of our 2014 honorees, and be inspired..
If fair housing bluster were an Olympic event, the podium would be crowded with politicians and corporate mouthpieces. The injustice that once provoked marches and protests now evokes photo-ops and press releases. But have things truly changed? Read More
The sweeping CFPB TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures roll-out will affect almost every residential mortgage loan application that is submitted to a creditor on or after this date. Here, industry expert Jerry Halbrook dives into a breakdown of the wide-ranging impact of the new rule. Read More