Kelsey Ramírez is a Reporter at HousingWire. Ramírez is a journalism graduate of University of Texas at Arlington. Ramírez previously covered hard issues such as homelessness and domestic violence and began at HousingWire as an Editorial Assistant.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced she will freeze out President Donald Trump’s nomination for the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until she has more answers on the potential director’s role in the current border immigration policy.
Tuesday, the Department of Labor announced a new rule that experts in the housing industry say will make health care more affordable for small businesses. The department announced a new rule that will change the definition of employer to include working owners for Association Health Plans.
The sea level is rising, and now experts are predicting the impact on coastal homes in the U.S. could be staggering within the next 30 years. The new research shows about 311,000 homes could be flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years due to swelling oceans.
Interest rates are going up and will likely to continue rising for the foreseeable future, but lenders shouldn’t worry, according to First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. Fleming explained that these rising rates will do very little to curb rising housing demand. Here’s why.
After hearing the news that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Office of Budget and Management Deputy Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the CFPB, several experts began to roll out the welcome mat or criticize the administration’s choice. Is she the next great director for the agency, or just a ploy to keep Mulvaney at the helm?
Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters, D-Calif., introduced a new bill that would increase oversight for mortgage servicers who work with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Waters explained borrowers can’t choose their servicer so it’s especially important that Congress provide strong protections to prevent servicers from taking advantage of borrowers and to protect borrowers from foreclosure.
I’ve seen all the latest updates on the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, yet it somehow manages to shock me each time I hear of something new happening. On a recent National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts panel, real estate investor Sam Zell made some shocking comments. So when is enough going to be enough?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday it is implementing a new policy that will help protect veterans from predatory lending practices. The VA explained the act will protect veterans and service members from the dangers associated with loan churning.
Most experts are expecting a total of four rate hikes in 2018, followed by two or three more in 2019. In 2020, however, that could all change. One expert predicted that not only could the economy slow, but the Fed will even cut interest rates in 2020.
Higher risk borrowers are growing more bold about applying for a mortgage, however it may not do them much good. A recent study showed demand is growing for non-GSE eligible loans, but one expert doubts the rise in mortgage desire from higher risk borrowers will lead to a surge in homebuying.
The 2018 Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry. Many of our 46 winners are leading companies as C-level executives, making strategic decisions for their organizations or developing new and inventive ways to get things done. Others are contributing through product development, data management or finding new ways to engage with consumers. Across the board, their efforts and accomplishments are influencing the present and future course of our industry.
The multiple characteristics of blockchain make it an incredibly attractive mechanism across industries. It provides an unchangeable, time-stamped ledger that allows for real-time and simultaneous input. It is the perfect set-up for industries where transactions are routinely moved from entity to entity or business to business and where records need to be verified and audited. Naturally, therefore, in the world of title and real estate, blockchain provides an incredibly innovative platform.
It has been proven time and time again that companies that make an investment in workplace culture attract the industry’s best talent and achieve greater success. For leaders who want to see their business grow to the next level, the solution is to focus on building a great culture — a culture of excellence.