Despite repeated denials to HousingWire, Wingspan has made the news of Steve Horne's exit as president and CEO official, and named Jason Spooner, Wingspan’s executive vice president of national operations, as the company’s new president. According to Wingspan, Horne has been moved to a senior advisor position.
Dimont & Associates, which was acquired by Wingspan Portfolio Advisors in May 2013, announced Thursday that it terminated its relationship with Wingspan, as a result of "recapitalization by existing institutional investors including THL Credit."
The MBA conference offers a variety of interesting, smart and funny (Michael Lewis!) speakers, but my favorite presentation so far has been the Hall of Honors, where the MBA recognizes companies in our industry who give assistance to military veterans and their families.
The impact of Bank of America's $16.65 billion settlement is beginning to be seen in the mortgage industry. The settlement will affect more than just the bank, the aggrieved homeowners and the government. It isn’t just the big banks that feel the pain of these settlements. It affects everyone.
Sources tell HousingWire that Wingspan also laid off dozens of employees at its Melbourne, Florida location last week. As with the Monroe layoffs, the Melbourne employees were reportedly told they were being “furloughed” by the company and could potentially be rehired if Wingspan acquires more business.
The Monroe News-Star reports that it spoke to five people who were laid off last week by Wingspan. They told the News-Star that Wingspan told them they were “furloughed” and could potentially be rehired if the company secures more business.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..
Typically, for a process and a product that depends largely on human effort, if you want a higher quality product, you have to pay more. The best doctors, chefs, mechanics and attorneys all make more than the market average. Nevertheless, lenders, AMCs and Fannie Mae all expect appraisal quality to increase even as appraiser fees decrease. Read More