A look at Biden’s first week in office

This episode reviews last week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden, examining which housing issues the new administration has already taken action on.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day

Tune in to our live Virtual Demo Day on February 2nd to experience demos from the most innovative loan origination and valuation tech companies in the industry.

If consumers aren’t holding lenders back, then who or what is?

The challenge for lenders and investors is understanding how to meet borrowers where they are without layering on risk or getting bogged down in third-party intermediation.

HomeBridge’s Brian White on diversity at a practical level

HomeBridge's Brian “Woody” White discusses ways to increase diversity within the housing finance industry.

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Forbearance becomes a ‘Scarlet Letter’ on credit reports

A 'comments section' workaround consumers aren’t being told about

Mortgages in forbearance as a result of COVID-19 have to be reported as “current” on credit reports.

That’s the law, as laid out in Section 4021 of the CARES Act passed by Congress at the end of March. It says servicers “shall report the credit obligation or account as current.”

But, it turns out there’s a workaround that can make it difficult for people with mortgages in forbearance to get another home loan after the COVID-19 crisis is over – for as long as a year after the forbearance period ends. That can impact their ability to refinance or buy a home when times are better.

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