Detroit continues to stand out as a blip on the radar when it comes to America’s housing recovery, which should come as no surprise. And while the city does display some improvement, according to experts at Zillow, Detroit’s housing situation is not only stuck, it is deeply troubling.
The fight against residential blight isn't over in Michigan. The state is about to get an injection of federal funding to continue its efforts to clean up the neighborhoods that were the hardest hit by the economic downturn.
Detroit’s housing market was one of the most severely attacked during the financial crisis, leaving a wasteland of foreclosed and abandoned homes. But a new ruling might help give the city the extra boost it needs.
“Today’s action sends a clear and simple message, that quid pro quo agreements for real estate referrals are illegal,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The Consumer Bureau will continue to take action to ensure that the mortgage market is a level playing field where everyone plays by the rules.”
Dan Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, is still pushing to save the city of Detroit. He's invested millions in the revitalization of Detroit's downtown area and the results of his efforts are having a real impact on the recovery of the city and on Quickens Loans' business too.
Mere stats don't tell the real story of these outstanding leaders. They represent the whole spectrum of the housing economy, from real estate agents to originators to nonprofits. They lead companies, mentor others and give back to their communities. Read on to find out how each one is inspiring..
HousingWire covered the introduction of Costco into the mortgage lending space and it made the industry nervous. Lenders openly asked each other at conferences, “Who will be next? Google, Apple?” Well, that never happened. Here's the story why, in long-form feature. Read More
From both an operational and regulatory standpoint, the industry continues to progress as new technological advancements are made and new regulations and policies are implemented. While it is important to change with the times, it is equally important to define and maintain the very essence of your company’s own core vision and values, so that you can succeed regardless of the inevitable changes the industry will undergo. Read More