Caroline Basile

Caroline Basile

Caroline Basile is HousingWire's Online Editor. She joined HW in August 2016 as an editorial assistant. She's a graduate of the University of North Texas. Follow her on Twitter at @cbasileHW.

ARTICLES

  • Opendoor expands home trade-in program to all builders

    Company launches Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot
    Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced this week it has expanded its Homebuilder Program beyond its pilot and is now available to all homebuilders. Homeowners using the program can sell their existing home to Opendoor and be connected with a homebuilder that will build them a new home, all in one transaction.  
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  • TRK Connection names Jeremy Burcham to lead sales

    Will serve as executive vice president of sales
    Mortgage quality control and origination management solutions provider TRK Connection announced this week that Jeremy Burcham joined the company as executive vice president of sales. Burcham comes to the company from The Compliance Group.
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  • 2018 economic growth to hold steady, despite rising interest rates

    Economists predict two more rate hikes
    Fannie Mae’s newest report from its Economic & Strategic Research Group indicates that this year’s economic outlook isn’t going to change much. The report shows that 2018’s growth prediction remains unchanged at 2.7% and the year will see two more interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. But, things don’t look quite as rosy for 2019... why?
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  • Movement Mortgage CEO: Robots will not replace loan officers

    "You can't automate empathy"
    In the most recent episode of “The Winner’s Circle”, HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney discusses a range of issues with Movement Mortgage CEO Casey Crawford, from how to increase black homeownership to how technology is changing mortgage lending. When asked about the application of artificial intelligence and automation in lending, Crawford said he anticipates that every tactical element is going to be automated but he reminds us that there is no replacement to human interaction.
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  • Cloudvirga raises $50 million in Series C funding round

    Series C funding round led by private equity firm Riverwood Capital
    Digital mortgage point-of-sale software provider Cloudvirga announced it raised $50 million in its Series C funding round, led by private equity firm Riverwood Capital. The company said the new round of funding will support its mission to “help lenders reduce record-high loan production costs via automation and empower borrowers with greater transparency and engagement in the mortgage transaction.”
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  • Movement Mortgage in the Winner’s Circle: We need to increase black homeownership

    Here’s what CEO Casey Crawford is doing to fix it
    In the newest episode of "The Winner's Circle", Casey Crawford, the CEO of Movement Mortgage, reflects on his childhood, NFL career and how he builds morale at Movement. But games and sports are no longer his strongest passions. In fact, he believes minorities need to be encouraged to buy homes much more than they are today. "The low rate of black homeownership is a problem," he says. Here’s what he is doing to fix it.
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