What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

Increasing lending and servicing capacity – regardless of rates

Business process outsourcing and digital transformation are proven solutions that more companies in the mortgage industry are turning to. Download this white paper for more.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.


2020 HW Insider: Ed VanDuren

Plaza Home Mortgage Executive Vice President of Operations

Ed VanDuren

In his role as executive vice president of operations at Plaza Home Mortgage, Ed VanDuren is responsible for the company’s operations, which includes its national correspondent and wholesale channels, as well as corporate underwriting.

Since being promoted to this role less than a year ago, VanDuren has led several company initiatives that will help increase productivity and efficiency. This includes revamping of Plaza Home Mortgage’s hybrid eClose process. Since the update, 40% of all loans funded were closed through the hybrid option. VanDuren also introduced remote online notarization capabilities and eClose options for clients, which have been extremely helpful during the shelter-in-place period. Additionally, VanDuren played an active role in partnering with IT and other internal departments to migrate to a new data center. He prepared teams, identified post-transition issues and reported them to IT, and tracked progress to keep the company informed. VanDuren is willing to roll up his sleeves to find a way to help wherever it is needed.

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