Top markets for affordable renovated housing inventory

Despite the rapidly deteriorating affordability, there is some hope for homebuyers in the form of renovated homes: properties that have been rehabbed into move-in ready condition after being purchased at auction.

HousingWire Magazine: December 2021/ January 2022

AS WE ENTER A NEW YEAR, let’s look at some of the events that we can look forward to in 2022. But what about what’s next for the housing industry?

Back to the Future of Mortgage Lending

This webinar will be a discussion on understanding what’s to come in the future of mortgage lending by analyzing past trends in the industry, evolving consumer behaviors and demographics of the industry’s production capacity.

Logan Mohtashami on Omicron and pending home sales

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, Logan Mohtashami discusses how the new COVID variant, Omicron, will impact inflation and whether or not it will send mortgage rates lower.


2019 HW Vanguard: Les Acree

Freedom Mortgage Executive Vice President of Third Party Origination

Les Acree manages all aspects of Freedom Mortgage’s correspondent and wholesale lending operation, which is among the largest in the mortgage industry.

A career-long mortgage professional, he began with Irwin Mortgage in Indianapolis, Indiana and joined Freedom Mortgage in September of 2006 when Freedom Mortgage acquired the mortgage assets and technology platform of Irwin Mortgage.

Acree is executive vice president of Freedom Mortgage’s third-party originations and a member of the Freedom Mortgage Executive Leadership team. He has provided leadership and inspiration for thousands of employees over the years and is well-respected by his peers. His charismatic charm and quick wit always make Les a favorite speaker at the annual Freedom Mortgage Leadership Conference.

Earlier this year, Freedom Mortgage Wholesale announced its inaugural membership and integration with NAMB All-In, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers’ new cloud-based platform. Powered by Calyx Technology, NAMB All-In is designed to deliver an intuitive, convenient digital borrower experience and streamline workflows for mortgage brokers. Freedom Mortgage is the first wholesale lender in the Calyx Wholesaler Marketplace to offer brokers and their borrowers the convenient ability to digitally verify assets while applying for a home loan.

Freedom Mortgage offers enhanced disclosure management through Docutech – one of the industry’s leading document generation platforms that delivers the full initial disclosure package – federal, state and investor disclosures, including broker disclosures.

What one habit has made a crucial difference in your success?

“Always leading by example, that my actions inspire others to learn more, do more and become more.”

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