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.


2020 HW Insider: Michele Espada

Freddie Mac Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

Michele Espada

As the senior director of talent acquisition at Freddie Mac, Michele Espada’s leadership and forward-thinking approach to recruiting top talent allowed her team to transition to 100% virtual hiring over the timespan of just one weekend in mid-March.

Because of Espada’s foresight, the transition to virtual hiring has been seamless. In fact, the average time to fill open positions has decreased by three business days since mid-March and the talent team has hired and successfully onboarded more than 250 employees since then. To ensure a diverse workforce, Espada and her team partner with Thurgood Marshall, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, WayUp and others to build diverse candidate pipelines at the early career/entry level. She also leverages the company’s employment branding strategy to reach diverse candidate pools through targeted campaigns visible on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. As this work demonstrates, Espada has already laid the foundation for successfully leading Freddie Mac’s talent strategy into the future.

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