Brena Swanson

Brena Swanson

Brena Swanson is the Digital Reporter for HousingWire.com, providing expert coverage on Millennials, lending and housing. Brena joined the HousingWire news team in February 2013, also serving in the roles of Reporter and Content Specialist. Brena graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

ARTICLES

Despite "largely positive" news, FOMC holds on raising interest rates in July

Next meeting scheduled for September
The Federal Open Market Committee chose to forgo raising the federal funds rate in its latest July meeting as the market starts to recover from the initial impact of Brexit. The news, however, appeared more upbeat, leaving people to question what will happen in the next meeting. As it stands, there are only three meeting left this year.
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Fannie Mae: Mortgage industry isn't even close to done with tech innovation

Does the industry need a disruptor like Uber?
Even though the mortgage industry is finally stepping up and answering the call for more technology innovation in the space, a new survey from Fannie Mae on the pulse of the industry shows it's not even close to getting to where it should be. But the motivation is definitely there. Here's looking at you, TRID.
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Behind the scenes on why Castro didn’t get picked to be Clinton's vice president

Two keys factors that changed
After much talk, and even controversy, surrounding HUD Secretary Julián Castro’s possible nomination to become Hillary Clinton’s vice president, there was a lot more going on behind the scenes, preventing him from locking in the bid. In an interview with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz, Castro explains what happened in the days leading up to Clinton's major vice president reveal.
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Tired? Here's one mortgage lender's fun tip on perking things up

Walking and group exercises help, too
United Wholesale Mortgage goes to great lengths to create a fun, but also driven, work environment at its headquarters. In what may be one of the best examples of UWM’s dedication to its employees, the company’s answer to getting through the day goes a little off track. But according to the CEO, it works.
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