Alcynna Lloyd is a reporter at HousingWire. Lloyd has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Texas. She previously interned with a broadcast position at CBS and has a background in freelance journalism.
Housing starts increased 9.2% in August, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said the continued year-over-year growth in completions means more homes.
Finicity, a fintech company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner, announced an integration with Capsilon into its Verification of Assets solution. Capsilon Chief Operating Officer Jim Obsitnik said the mortgage industry is undergoing radical transformation driven by technology.
Although homebuilders still fear increasing material costs, homebuilder confidence remained unchanged at 67 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
A special affordable housing communit opened in Washington, D.C. today, becoming the first housing community designed for grandfamilies. Plaza West will house grandparents that are caring for their grandchildren and making 30% to 40% of the area median income.
This week, in recognition of Professional Women in Building Week, the National Association of Homebuilders is calling for an increase in the recruiting efforts for women to work in the homebuilding industry.
CoreLogic recently announced it launched phase one of AutomatIQ Borrower, which is the first offering from the new AutomatIQ Suite of Digital Mortgage Solutions. The new underwriting solution is designed to help lenders streamline their current mortgage workflows and increase underwriter productivity and loan quality.
Optimal Blue, a secondary marketing automation platform and 2018 HW Tech100 winner, recently announced its integration with HomeScout’s National MLS platform. The integration enables mutual clients to create direct leads with consumers, generate referrals for real estate partners and more.
Qualia, a real estate technology company and a 2017 HousingWire Tech 100 winner, recently announced it launched a new platform feature designed to provide title and escrow agents with easy-to-use notary services.
When Tim Mayopoulos was vetted prior to joining Fannie Mae nearly 10 years ago in the role of general counsel, board members explained it would only take 12 to 18 months for the company to turn around. That isn’t what it took. It took putting Mayopoulos in charge, years later, to turn the company around. And that’s exactly what he did.
HousingWire began highlighting the unsung heroes of the mortgage finance industry three years ago, recognizing those who continue to make the dream of homeownership a reality for Americans nationwide. Our editorial board selected each of these 40 professionals for their ability to not only transform their companies, but the industry as a whole.
Hispanics have huge purchasing power in the U.S. and the rate of homeownership among this population has grown every year since 2014, reaching 46.2% in 2017. In fact, Hispanics are the only demographic in the U.S. to increase homeownership rates for each of the past three years and are driving gains in the real estate market overall. By understanding the unique needs and expectations of the Hispanic community and positioning yourself to fulfill those needs, real estate professionals can become an important servicer of this consumer demographic and experience related growth.