Lunch & Learn: The State of Housing

As housing supply dwindles, affordability concerns grow while competition heats up the market. This Lunch & Learn will examine the current state of housing, featuring experts who have an eye on the market.

HousingWire Annual Virtual Summit

Join us on October 25 for a chance to see a handpicked selection of sessions from HousingWire Annual along with technology demos from the most innovative tech companies! Register now for FREE to experience HW Annual just like you were there.

How credit scores impact lenders’ pipelines in a purchase market

When a lender works with a borrower to improve their credit score, they are able to offer the most competitive rate and terms. Learn more here!

Volly’s Grant Moon on challenges facing veterans

In this episode of HousingNews, we are joined by Grant Moon who discusses the difficulties veterans face during the home-buying process and misconceptions about VA loans.

Awards

2020 HW Rising Star: Mike Yu

Blend Product Manager

Mike Yu
Blend Product Manager, Age: 24

Mike Yu joined Blend almost four years ago as the product team’s summer intern. Since then, Yu has worked tirelessly to bring the housing industry forward and into the digital age. In his current role as product manager, he’s driving projects that encompass roughly 30 team members, empowering them to push the housing industry forward. When Yu first joined the team, Blend had two lender partners and was processing two loans per day. Now, Blend has over 225 lending partners across the country and processes nearly $2.5 billion in loans daily. Yu establishes strong relationships with lenders, banks and credit unions across the country, working closely with them to help their digital transformation journey. Yu was instrumental in the launch of Blend Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency that enables borrowers to seamlessly shop for and purchase homeowners’ insurance digitally within the mortgage application process. Since launching in 2018, it has served over 30,000 customers with customized insurance quotes. 

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“A consistent routine from about 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. that includes cleaning my inboxes, getting some sleep (at least eight hours!), and going to the gym. Doing this lets me start every day with a clear mind, knowing that I don’t have anything urgent left over from the day before.” 

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