In its “The Economy Next Week” report published Friday, Nomura’s analysts predict that the U.S. gross domestic product will grow 1.5% year-over-year in 2014 and will more than double that growth (3.1%) in 2015.
The impact of the weakening housing market at the end of 2013 lingered around into the start of 2014. But this is expected to finally turn around as the industry heads into the second quarter and continue to build throughout the summer.
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more..
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. Read More
As our business moves into a new era of low profitability, increased expenses, and intense regulatory scrutiny, virtually every mortgage executive needs to experiment with ways to increase productivity and CFPB compliance while reducing overall operating costs. Read More