Bryan Kay

Bryan Kay

Bryan Kay serves as Magazine Editor at HousingWire, where he writes for and oversees HW Magazine. Prior experience has him working with major bureaus worldwide.

ARTICLES

  • From HW Magazine

    The case for a paperless mortgage

    The roadblock isn't technology, but acceptance
    Two months wandering in a new compliance landscape makes the prospect of a seamless, paperless eMortgage even more compelling. In our increasingly digital society, an entirely paperless process for mortgage loan origination seems to be the next logical step.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Return of the correspondent lender

    An uneven road lies ahead -- but at least there's a road to begin with
    Gabe Medrano just started as the go-to guy for the correspondent lending division at NexBank, and already he is seeing something he doesn't like. In front of him early on a Thursday morning, on his computer monitor, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
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  • From HW Magazine

    Diary of a publication on the frontlines

    5 years after our first issue, HW Magazine looks back at the stories that made us the housing economy's journal of record
    The now ubiquitous term “housing economy” isn’t just another industry buzzword: it’s a phrase whose coinage is claimed by HousingWire. And it also happens to be a term that helps capture and frame our raison d’être as a publishing house covering the sprawling housing finance space.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Associated risk

    HOA liens continue to stalk first-lien positions, leaving investors and servicers on the hook
    It doesn't exactly send a terrible shiver down the spine in the same way as, say, IRS might. By comparison, HOA bears a somewhat comfortable ring -- standing of course for homeowners' association. Yet for RMBS investors, the man from the HOA can has as chilling an effect as the dreaded taxman.
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  • From HW Magazine

    No breaking on Impac

    The inside story of how Impac Mortgage stared down the greatest industry crisis of our time, and lived to tell about it
    Bill Ashmore doesn’t want to date himself. But he does. And he really, really does when he recalls a time in the mortgage business when work happened before the advent of the computer. Back then, when Ashmore started, scanning the room of a mortgage office likely meant a visual presentation that in 2013 appears like a scene from Argo.
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  • From HW Magazine

    The biggest threat to the nation's housing recovery: mortgages

    Mortgages are driving economic tailwinds, for now -- but what about later?
    In late June, the rally in the stock market came to a crashing halt. Jittery investors watched from the sidelines as their bearish side took control, unable to do anything but watch the New York Stock Exchange slip below 15,000 — victims of their own making.
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