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.

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CFPB releases report promoting diversity in mortgage industry

Here are five strategies
The CFPB released a report today with what it calls innovative solutions for diversity and inclusion within the mortgage industry. The regulator gathered a roundtable of industry experts including the MBA and other bank leaders to discuss the best solutions for increasing diversity. Here are a few of the strategies.
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First quarter homeownership rate underwhelms

Black homeownership rate increases slightly
Homeownership rates held steady in the first quarter in what one economist called an underwhelming report. The homeownership rate continues to hover near all-time lows, and only Black households saw a notable difference in their rate in the first quarter.
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Lack of housing supply slows pending home sales in March

Numbers still indicate strong home-buying season
Pending home sales dipped slightly in March as low levels of housing inventory created a strain on the market. Low inventory levels are not only holding back home prices, but also creating more competition and increasing home prices. The National Association of Realtors forecasts the rate of home sales for 2017.
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PRMI expands Florida footprint with new branch opening

Mortgage lender set to open new Miami office
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. expanded its territory in Florida with its newest branch opening in Miami. The new location is complete with a new team of mortgage insurance professionals, including its new branch manager who brings 31 years of experience with her.
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HUD Secretary Carson visits Columbus, Ohio

Marks fourth stop on national listening tour
HUD Secretary Ben Carson is embarking on the latest stop for his national listening tour – Columbus, Ohio. Carson will spend Wednesday, Thursday and Friday listening to various organizations from the community. Here’s more on the secretary’s tour, and his schedule this week.
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