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: Laura Brandao

American Financial Resources, President

For more than two decades, Laura Brandao has been assessing the needs of the mortgage industry and responding.

As president of American Financial Resources, she leads the company in developing unique products to support the ever-changing demands of the housing market. Brandao has been a consistent voice for new product development, as well as placing technology at the forefront of the mortgage process. Guided by her vision, AFR created several technological innovations such as AskAFR through Amazon’s Alexa, as well as the One-Time Close Portal. Recently, Brandao led the launch of a new certification program for lending partners. Recognizing her growing audience as a public figure, Brandao is personally committed to consistently providing inspiring content for others through her blog, podcast, and #MotivationalMonday videos shared on social media. Brandao also serves as the effervescent leader of the AIME Women’s Mortgage Network and spearheaded the organization’s launch event which highlighted collaboration, communication and empowerment in the industry. With an infectious enthusiasm, Brandao is increasingly passionate about guiding families to the home that is right for them. Always open to meeting new people and sharing encouraging words, selfie photo requests with her at events have grown in popularity.

Most Popular Articles

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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