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

HousingWire named exclusive media partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

New partnership sees HW team up with industry association
HousingWire has been named the exclusive media partner for mortgage lending association The Mortgage Collaborative. “HousingWire is thrilled The Mortgage Collaborative looked to us to be their partner in providing media and marketing expertise and opportunities to their members,” said Jennifer Watson Laws, HousingWire’s national sales director.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ben Carson backtracks on plan to raise rents for poor

Plus what to expect in world economy’s most important week
HUD released a plan in April that HUD Secretary Ben Carson says will push millions of low-income households toward self-sufficiency. Now, he could be pulling back from that proposed plan. Also, here’s everything you need to know about the most important week of the year for the world economy.
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HousingJobs blog: Low unemployment rate makes it a job-seekers market

But Movement Mortgage motivates applicants with storytelling model
Job hunting can be frustrating. At HousingWire, we want to make the process easier for job seekers in the industry. Our new service, HousingJobs, lists the latest gigs in the housing industry for loan officers, underwriters, processors, loan servicers, and tech and marketing pros. Check out this weekly blog for the latest job postings along with some advice from employers, industry tips and more!
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The art of real estate appreciation

In this coastal MSA, rising property values go with its cultural scene
Many things contribute to the coastal California MSA of San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos. In addition to its near-monotonous temperate climate, growing economy, point-of-entry position, the huge Marine and Naval installations that are again benefiting from increased military spending, the area boasts a quality of life that continues to attract homebuyers and push home prices higher.
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Alexa, get me a mortgage

Are we already there?
Artificial intelligence has pushed technological advancements to a whole new level, and increasingly can do just as many things as humans. But how far out is the mortgage industry really from using the kind of technology available to consumers in other industries? It may already be here.
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UWM’s Mat Ishbia: New mortgage insurance pricing is a selling point for Loan Originators

Gone are the days where mortgage insurance companies offered one-size-fits-all rates
If a loan originator works at a retail lender that only aligns itself with one specific mortgage insurance company, he or she may have to charge more from borrowers that have a higher DTI, or charge more if there is only one borrower on a loan instead of two.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman Sachs teases big move into mortgages

Marcus for mortgages? Maybe
Once a big player in mortgage lending, Goldman Sachs’ footprint in housing finance has gotten significantly smaller since the financial crisis…but that could be about to change. Is Marcus for mortgages coming soon? It appears that's something the megabank is considering. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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HousingJobs blog: How LOs can build a better resume

Insight from hiring managers in the industry
Job hunting can be frustrating. At HousingWire, we want to make the process easier for job seekers in the industry. Our new service, HousingJobs, lists the latest gigs in the housing industry for loan officers, underwriters, processors, loan servicers, and tech and marketing pros. Check out this weekly blog for the latest job postings along with some advice from employers, industry tips and more. 
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