A look at Biden’s first week in office

This episode reviews last week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden, examining which housing issues the new administration has already taken action on.

Biden’s executive order will extend foreclosure moratorium

President Biden revealed his plan to sign 17 executive orders his first day in office, including am extension of the eviction and foreclosure moratorium to at least March 31.

If consumers aren’t holding lenders back, then who or what is?

The challenge for lenders and investors is understanding how to meet borrowers where they are without layering on risk or getting bogged down in third-party intermediation.

HomeBridge’s Brian White on diversity at a practical level

HomeBridge's Brian “Woody” White discusses ways to increase diversity within the housing finance industry.

Yellen approved as Treasury Secretary in historic vote

Jan 25, 2021By

The U.S. Senate officially appointed Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary on Monday, ensuring the 74-year-old will be the first woman to lead the department in its more than 230-year history.

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Industry mourns death of PennyMac’s Stanford Kurland

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PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust announced that company founder and Non-Executive Chairman Stanford Kurland died at age 68 due to complications from COVID-19. Kurland had also been battling brain cancer.

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SitusAMC acquires Assimilate Solutions

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Technology firm SitusAMC announced its acquisition of mortgage and title outsourcer Assimilate Solutions on Monday – it’s second acquisition in January.

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Here’s how to find property owners ready to sell

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Opinion

Dave Stevens writes: My experience with [the GSEs] began in earnest in 1999 when I became the senior vice president in charge of Single Family at Freddie Mac…It was this period that framed my entire perspective of the GSEs and what made me appreciate that they are both critical to housing finance yet equally as dangerous to the same sector and the broader economy.

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