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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.

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How credit scores impact lenders’ pipelines in a purchase market

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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.

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Inside Figure and Homebridge’s massive bet on blockchain

The merger represents a proof of concept for the technology in mortgage. Will other lenders follow?

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Mike Cagney, co-Founder at Figure Technologies

Peter Norden, the CEO of Homebridge Financial Services, has been waiting a long time to do something truly unique in the mortgage business. Decades.

“I’ve always struggled with finding a way to be different than my competition,” Norden, a 43-year veteran of the business, said. “Because the reality is, when you really look at it, all mortgage bankers sell pretty much the same products. And we pretty much sell those products to the same buyers, or put them in the same securities. We really don’t have a lot of differentiation.”

When an investment banker called Norden last year to ask if he wanted to meet up with fintech pioneer Mike Cagney, Norden agreed. 

By that point, Cagney had already raised over $1.2 billion in debt and equity for his blockchain-focused fintech company, Figure Technologies, and generated real buzz around his vision for completely remaking the mortgage process. 

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