Matthew Speakman on what’s driving homebuyer demand

Zillow Economist Speakman explains what Zillow’s recent report on homebuyer demand tell us about the current state of the housing market.

Record low mortgage rates hold steady at 2.72%

This is the second week in a row rates have sat at the lowest recorded level in the survey’s near 50-year history.

What Yellen as Treasury Secretary would mean for housing

Experts weigh in on former Fed Chair’s possible impact on GSE reform and how she could jumpstart the economy.

Building the one-touch digital mortgage

As Katherine Campbell drives toward a one-touch mortgage, she’s taking time to share what she has learned along the way.

Awards

2020 HW Insider: Rich Tucker

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation Chief Operating Officer

Rich Tucker

Rich Tucker prioritizes people, which has made him successful in his role. He’s extremely approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and willing to do whatever it takes to see his team members succeed.

As the recently promoted chief operating officer at Waterstone Mortgage, he manages his team with sincerity, transparency and enthusiasm—and never misses the opportunity to celebrate a team member’s achievements. In a world where companies value the bottom line more than people, Tucker is refreshingly different. He was instrumental in Waterstone Mortgage Corporation having its best year ever in 2019, with nearly $3 billion in annual loan volume and more than 14,000 units. While the national economy struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, WMC had record-shattering production in March, April and May — mostly thanks to Tucker and his team. Tucker is well-respected by his employees, colleagues and the sales team. His positivity, sense of humor and tireless work ethic make him an incredible asset to WMC.

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