Matthew Speakman on what’s driving homebuyer demand

Zillow Economist Speakman explains what Zillow’s recent report on homebuyer demand tell us about the current state of the housing market.

Record low mortgage rates hold steady at 2.72%

This is the second week in a row rates have sat at the lowest recorded level in the survey’s near 50-year history.

What Yellen as Treasury Secretary would mean for housing

Experts weigh in on former Fed Chair’s possible impact on GSE reform and how she could jumpstart the economy.

Building the one-touch digital mortgage

As Katherine Campbell drives toward a one-touch mortgage, she’s taking time to share what she has learned along the way.


Managing through high origination and servicing volumes post pandemic

Pandemic propels mortgage companies to uncharted territories

Servicing volumes post pandemic

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, industry leaders are watching closely to determine long-term effects on their businesses and to understand how to best shift their priorities to ensure continued success. The mortgage industry is no exception. The pandemic has propelled every mortgage company into uncharted territory, and without quick action, many mortgage providers will be unprepared to manage what’s to come.

What’s coming next

As the economy slowly reopens and industries begin to return to standard operations, the mortgage industry is preparing for a unique influx of demands impacting both the originations and servicing sides of the house. We’re facing a booming housing market where homeowners maintain greater equity in their homes. Additionally, interest rates remain at record lows, and many predict they will potentially drop further in the coming months. Mortgage companies will continue to experience elevated refinance volumes.

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