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.

How real estate agents can increase profitability in 2021

As real estate professionals strategize on how to do business in this competitive, fast-paced market, they’ll discover the need for better tools to market their listings.

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: Ken Burke

Freddie Mac Vice President of Servicing Operations

Ken Burke

As the vice president of servicing operations at Freddie Mac, Ken Burke is able to use his role to take a bold vision, create a smart strategy and make it a successful reality.

Based on client feedback, Burke challenged his team to remove client pain points in the real estate owned space. In 2019, he led “REO Reimagined” through delivery, relieving servicers of most post-foreclosure responsibilities for REO properties by outsourcing these responsibilities to a third party. Client feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In late 2019, Burke partnered with technology and change management teams to champion a new platform called Servicing Gateway. This impacted 7,600 external users and all of Freddie Mac’s nearly 1,200 servicers. Burke works tirelessly to automate manual processes. One initiative reduced turn times by over 30 days and led to about 80% less field entry. Data quality improved as a result. Burke has also been leading operational strategy for two critical initiatives that will transform key functions of servicing.

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