Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

HousingWire Annual Virtual Summit

Sessions from HousingWire Annual 2021 are going to be virtually streamed on October 25. Register now for FREE to tune into what housing industry leaders had to say this year!

How Freddie Mac is addressing affordable housing challenges

Freddie Mac is focused on addressing limited access to credit, housing inequalities, creation and preservation of affordable housing supply and advancement of homeownership education.

How to increase minority homeownership?

Today’s HousingWire Daily features a roundtable discussion from HousingWire’s Lunch & Learn series that looks at “Unpacking the lender’s vital role in increasing minority homeownership.”


2020 HW Woman of Influence: Ann Thorn

Caliber Home Loans, Chief Loan Administration Officer

Ann Thorn

As the chief loan administration officer of Caliber Home Loans, Ann Thorn leads the large and dynamic servicing and production operation organization, which has worked tirelessly to address customer needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Thorn and her team quickly mobilized more than 2,000 employees to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, over a period of just a few weeks. By making sure that her vast organization could work safely at home, she demonstrated that her priority was to put Caliber’s employees’ safety first. She has a proven track record of influence: In 2019 Thorn and her team facilitated a 49% increase in production by processing, underwriting and closing over 210,000 loans for $60 billion across four sales channels while reducing the cost to produce by 22%. Plus, her group assisted over 9,000 families to stay in their homes over the last year by completing loan modifications and other loss mitigation programs. Thorn is a respected leader at her company and within her community. Proving she is committed to developing the talent of Caliber, in the last year, 75 employees were promoted and 14 had their roles expanded. She sponsored the creation of a women’s employee network at Caliber and is also a member of the Economic Leadership Council of the Texas Women’s Foundation.

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FHFA to make desktop appraisals permanent

Desktop appraisals, a temporary flexibility implemented in March 2020 amid lockdowns and social distancing, will become permanent, the FHFA said today.

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Rocket Pro TPO redesigns pricing calculator for brokers

Rocket Pro TPO aims to help its broker partners grow their businesses. The new Pricing Calculator provides brokers with fast, reliable and accessible information that can help differentiate them from competitors. In the midst of this serious housing shortage, brokers need tools to help them provide top-notch service to homebuyers. 

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