While everyone in the market has an opinion about the housing industry, only a select few have the knowledge to tell you what you need to know in 140 characters or less. HousingWire sifted through the data and chose the best Twitter profiles to follow in 2014.
Robert Shiller, a professor at Yale University, won the Nobel prize for economics for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets. Shiller is a highly regarded source and analyst in the housing market having successfully warned the market against bubbles in the past.
The talk of whether there is now a new bubble in housing is becoming cocktail-party discussion fodder yet again. But is there actually a bubble? Yale economics professor and co-namesake of perhaps the most popular housing price index (the S&P/Case-Shiller HPI) weighs in on the topic this weekend in an op-ed in The New York Times.
While investigating homeowners’ inability to restructure securitized mortgages, Robert Hockett, a law professor at Cornell University, developed a novel yet aggressive strategy to alleviate their deepening...
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
It’s a new world, and in this new world, data is more crucial than ever. Getting the best data possible, and then being able to interpret that data to improve performance, will be a competitive edge that no company in the mortgage finance space can do without in the current environment of volume contraction. Read More
Only seven or eight years ago, mortgage fraud was one of the top stories in the industry. It was quite common to see stories estimating losses in the millions, with some experts suggesting that these numbers were only the tip of the iceberg. Lenders and their partners scrambled to strengthen their fraud-prevention strategies. Read More