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Open commentary on everything impacting the U.S. housing economy. The opinions expressed here represent the author's alone.

Mortgage Services Guide: Data and analytics

HW lists servicers that provide mortgage companies solutions to utilize data
HousingWire’s Mortgage Services Guide is a one-stop shop for finding the service provider your business is looking for. This monthly blog will highlight different services, service providers and insights your business needs to stay compliant and efficient. Visit HW’s Mortgage Services Guide to start your search.
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Rick Webster, chief revenue officer of MonitorBase, to speak at

Find out about emerging advertising trends
Capturing consumer attention means constantly moving the goal posts, which is why we’ve invited Rick Webster, chief revenue officer at MonitorBase, to speak at our event. His panel, Emerging Advertising Trends, will look at how well different channels and approaches are performing and what the agencies who monitor, measure and market to consumers 24/7 think is going to succeed in the next 12 to 18 months.
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Housing marketers, come hang out with HW at

Plus, find out how to save BIG
Hey housing marketers, HousingWire’s marketing summit,, is right around the corner and I am so excited for this event! We have so many great speakers lined up, including keynote addresses from melloHome’s Chris Heller and Ryan Serhant from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. Plus, you can hang out with HW!
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Kate Adamson, head of mortgage at Plaid, to speak at

Tackling the challenge of consumer engagement in the age of the digital mortgage
Mortgage lenders have to balance two competing interests as they originate loans: the automation required for efficiency and the human touch that consumers need at different points in the process. That's no easy task, which is why we’ve invited Kate Adamson, head of mortgage at Plaid, to speak at our conference on the topic of Consumer Engagement in the Era of the Digital Mortgage.
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Nick Hedges, SVP of Consumer Strategy at Ellie Mae, to speak at

Learn how to leverage marketing automation and lead generation to grow your business
No matter how well you're doing, your business needs more business. And we have designed the summit to equip you to do exactly that. That’s why we’ve invited Nick Hedges, senior vice president of consumer strategy at Ellie Mae, to speak on Leveraging Marketing Automation and Lead Generation to Grow Your Business. When Nick served as the CEO and president of Velocify, he took the company from less than $10 million in revenue to more than $50 million in his seven years there.
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Housing industry remembers Sen. John McCain

Loss mourned by both sides of political spectrum
Over the weekend, Sen. John McCain passed away at the age of 81. Now, members of the housing and mortgage finance industries are paying tribute to the renowned Republican politician, expressing their support in remembrance of the war hero-turned U.S. senator from Arizona.
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This is why you should attend our event in the busy month of September

And why we keep calling it an event and not a conference
September is crazy busy. So why should you come to our event? For marketers and sales leaders, is an opportunity to work ON your business. Instead of leaving the event exhausted after days of working the booth and arranging client events, we’ve designed a refreshing experience for you to network with colleagues, learn from peers and relax in a boutique environment.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Quicken Loans/United Wholesale drama continues

Also, Sen. John McCain dies, Powell talks rates and Warren Buffett slashes beach house price
Senator John McCain died Saturday at 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Also, there’s a bit of a situation happening between Quicken Loans and United Wholesale Mortgage, and it’s been a virtual he-said, she-said all week. We've got a recap for you. In case you missed it, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell talked rates on Friday. Plus, the Internet is freaking out because Warren Buffett has apparently overestimated the value of his California beach house.
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This southern MSA's property values keep rising

Which city has seen an uptick in appreciation?
This southern city is predicted to see a 7.6% rate of real estate appreciation over the next year and is ranked 39th out of 354 MSAs analyzed in Veros' latest VeroFORECAST. Where is it? Read more to find out.
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Jason Frazier, founder and CEO of The Agent Marketer, to speak at

Learn how to leverage social to build relationships
Every time you think you have a social marketing figured out, something changes. That’s why we’ve invited Jason Frazier, the founder and CEO of The Agent Marketer and Built In Salt Lake, to speak on effective social marketing at our event. Jason will join Adam Constantine, digital content strategist at Movement Mortgage, and Chidi Erike, marketing science lead at Facebook, for what is sure to be a lively panel in our B2C track titled: Social Selling: Building Relationships through Social Media.
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