Alcynna Lloyd

Alcynna Lloyd

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.

ARTICLES

  • Waterstone Mortgage appoints A.W. Pickel as president

    Will be based in the Pewaukee, WI corporate office
    Waterstone Mortgage announces the appointment of A.W. Pickel as company president, specializing in the management of day-to-day operations and administrative duties. Pickel’s appointment comes off the heels of significant company growth.
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  • Housing construction modestly grows despite rising costs

    Lumber costs deterring growth
    Although construction slightly increased in May, construction prices prove to be a deterrence to growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. One expert states that more jobs could possibly lead to an increase in production, however, builders are still worried about the increase in construction prices.
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  • CoreLogic announces partnership with Elm Street Technology

    Will offer Elevate marketing platform to loan brokers
    CoreLogic announces a partnership with Elm Street Technology to offer the Elevate Broker Operating System and Services platform to real estate brokers. Under the agreement, the company will serve as an authorized reseller, offering Elevate through the Clareity DASH! platform to current broker clients, according to CoreLogic.
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  • Homebuilder confidence falters on rising lumber prices

    June confidence slips two points to 68
    Sharply elevated lumber prices contributed to homebuilder confidence slipping two points to 68 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. However, improved economic growth, continued job creation and solid housing demand should spur additional single-family construction for the months ahead.
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  • WEST appoints Marty Frame as chief operating officer

    Will focus on strategic mergers and acquisitions
    WEST, a Williston Financial Group recently announces the appointment of Marty Frame as chief operating officer. Frame will focus on strategic mergers and acquisitions, product development, project coordination and all general operational activities for WEST.
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  • Realogy appoints Katrina Helmkam as Cartus CEO

    Helmkamp will report to Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider
    Realogy Holdings Corp. appointed Katrina Helmkamp as chief executive officer of Cartus Corporation. Helmkamp will be responsible for improving Cartus' performance while leading technology and process transformation.
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  • The amount of money in our paychecks is slowly increasing

    Wages cannot keep up with rising employment
    Although unemployment is near a historic low, wage growth continues to threaten U.S. economic recovery. The national decrease of unemployment means employers have more pockets to fill, but healthcare, insurance, retirement, paid leave and other benefits make employees too expensive, according to an article by Lydia DePillis for CNN.
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  • Minimum wage, minimum housing prospects

    Minimum wage workers can’t afford a 2-bedroom anywhere in the U.S.
    [Op-ed] If you make minimum wage, chances are you have limited housing prospects. The maximum affordability for most low income renters is $660 a month, but they need to make at least $22.10 in order to rent a modest 2-bedroom apartment. Sadly, most market-rate apartments in every U.S state continue to be out of reach.
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  • Movement Mortgage launches innovative technology competition

    Competitors could win $25,000
    Movement Mortgage launched its inaugural Movement Crowdsource Challenge, a competition to develop a new mobile operating system for loan officers. Ten technology firms will have the opportunity to win $25,000 prize, and a contract to co-develop the solution into a full-scale commercial product.
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