Here's where expert economists think housing is going

Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

BPC Housing Commissioner: Give borrowers a chance to fail

2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.
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REwired

Opinion, commentary and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick -- not to mention the ghosts in the machine, too. Written by HW's team of editors and reporters each business day. Read More

Here's where expert economists think housing is going

Where will we be in 2019?
Jacob Gaffney
During the luncheon panel moderated by Paul Jackson, CEO of HousingWire, four economists gave projections for housing over the next five years.
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2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.
Laurie Goodman
As home prices are bid up, smaller investors, who can do their own property management and thereby lower their total property management costs, will remain interested. But these securitizations based on loans to small investors face two challenges.
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Should mortgage technology and data be universally shared?

Yes, and no
Jacob Gaffney
The sharing of what works seems to be an agreed-upon process. But when it comes to mortgage technology and/or data, there is no clear consensus that advances should be universally shared.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Headed toward another housing crash?

Luxury home sales about to tank? New CFPB rules ahead. Mortgage payoffs no more?
Trey Garrison
Are we going back down the same path that led to the housing crash? Where is the luxury home market heading, and why is the economy still putting along in low gear? Is paying off the mortgage going the way of the fax machine?
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Economist: Here's why mortgage supply and demand isn't normal

What has recovered or is close to being recovered?
Jonathan Smoke
The housing ecosystem is immensely complex and highly local. What’s needed in Houston and Dallas looks very different than what’s needed in Chicago and Philadelphia. That’s why we need bipartisan leadership to work at national, state and local levels.
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Closing Call

Breaking down the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, how it impacts your business, and ways to solve it. Written by the experts at Pavaso each business day. Read More

How to digitally transform closings

Recap of last week's post regarding customer experiences
Mark McElroy

If you’re staying on par with the Lender Implementation Timeline, then that means there are only three weeks left until you wrap that phase up. Will you be finished with this phase in three weeks? 


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Turning negatives into positives

CFPB consumer pain points provide base line for industry change
Matt Corcoran

If you aren’t honest with yourself on the issues customers are facing, you’ll have a tough time embracing a plan to improve your service levels to match customer expectations.


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11 customer experience statistics you need to know

Consider these while preparing for TILA-RESPA and beyond
Matt Corcoran
Consumers are two times as likely to share their bad customer service experiences than they are to talk about positive experiences. (2012 Global Customer Service Barometer)
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Mortgage and technology shifts

Recap of last week's blogs on digital transformation in mortgage market
Mark McElroy

As you move through that process of determining what needs to be done in response to TILA-RESPA, we can’t say enough how important it is now to think beyond August 2015 in order to prepare for the new landscape of this industry.  


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Netflix and the housing industry

Why "digital transformation" needs to be front-of-mind today
Matt Corcoran

Perhaps the most easily understood example of a technology disruption that occurred, and a digital transformation that didn’t, is the battle between the Internet-centered Netflix and the brick-and-mortar Blockbuster.


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