What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

How real estate agents can increase profitability in 2021

As real estate professionals strategize on how to do business in this competitive, fast-paced market, they’ll discover the need for better tools to market their listings.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.

Black Homeownership

Grab the Key video promotes Black homeownership

An anonymous "gift to industry"

Back in May, the HousingWire executive team made a commitment to focusing on Black homeownership in our news coverage.

We’ve woven this coverage throughout our media channels, including interviews with Donnell Williams, Montell Watson and Alanna McCargo; a content center dedicated to Black homeownership; and a session in our upcoming HousingWire Annual virtual event.

As the General Manager of HousingWire, I expect this kind of reporting from our newsroom. This is what we do.

I don’t expect this kind of hard-hitting content from companies in the housing industry, especially when they’re not looking to capitalize on that content or receive any brand benefits.

That’s why I was so surprised when Grab the Key came across my desk. Here was a fact-based, well-produced video that describes the history of systemic racism in housing, but also offers hope for increasing Black homeownership.

I’ve spoken with representatives of the company behind the video, and as of now they have no desire to be acknowledged or named. They think of this video as an anonymous “gift to industry.”

Please send your comments and feedback to me directly at dsanchez@housingwire.com.

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