Kelsey Ramírez

Kelsey Ramírez

Kelsey Ramírez is a Reporter at HousingWire. Ramírez is a recent journalism graduate of University of Texas at Arlington. Ramírez previously covered hard issues such as homelessness and domestic violence and began at HousingWire as an Editorial Assistant.


Pioneer Bank names new president and CEO

Served seven years as bank’s chief operating officer
After seven years with the company, Pioneer Bank’s board of directors named Ron Coben as its next CEO. Here’s more on Coben’s 30-year career, and what he brings to the company.
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Total value of homes sold in Northwest increases 18%+ in 2016

Closed sales transactions increase for the year
Home values increased in 2016, along with the number of homes sold throughout the year, leading to an increase of more than 18% in the total value of homes sold. The increase in sales, however, is not being replaced with new inventory as the housing shortage continues to grow.
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BB&T reports record year for earnings in 2016

But residential mortgage loans decreased in Q4
BB&T reported record earnings for 2016, and fourth quarter earnings significantly higher than the previous year. However, these increases were not driven by residential mortgage loans which actually decreased in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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Trump's Treasury pick defends past foreclosure practices at Senate hearing

Senators extensively examine mortgage servicing history
Treasury Secretary nominee sat through his confirmation hearing today as members of the Senate Finance Committee questioned him on his ability for the role. While the questions covered a wide variety of topics, senators focused the majority of their time on one subject – Mnuchin’s time at OneWest Bank.
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Housing starts hit best year since 2007

December makes up grounds lost in previous month
December made up for some of its lost ground in November with an increase in housing starts. In fact, 2016 finished off the year as the best year for housing starts since 2007. However, the market remains in desperate need of new housing stock.
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