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  • Marketer Intel: Keosha Burns with Chase Home Lending on reaching new buyer groups

    Mortgage marketers should be consumers of their own content if they expect it to resonate
    In this installment of Marketer Intel, we talk with Keosha Burns, head of public relations at Chase Home Lending, on the challenges of reaching new buyer groups, specifically Millennials. Keosha built her career in Washington, D.C., joining the industry at the Financial Services Roundtable, then working for nearly five years as the senior manager of media and external relations at Fannie Mae. In her current role at Chase, she leads PR strategy and has an extra passion for first-time homebuyers.
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  • Mark Calabria takes over as FHFA director, begins push for housing finance reform

    Calabria: We must not let this opportunity for reform pass
    After being confirmed by the Senate earlier this month, Mark Calabria officially took over Monday as the director of the FHFA, the federal agency charged with overseeing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and much of the U.S. housing finance system. And in remarks delivered at his swearing in ceremony at the FHFA, Calabria emphasized the pressing need for housing finance reform.
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  • This homeownership investment startup wants to help teachers buy homes

    Landed helps teachers afford down payments so they can live near their work
    The homeownership investment category has been picking up steam lately thanks to solid home price appreciation nationwide. Now, one startup is taking the concept further – creating an investment program designed specifically to help educators afford homes in the communities in which they work. It's called Landed, and it has some major backers.
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  • Hispanics now lead the charge in U.S. household growth

    In 2018, the Hispanic homeownership rate climbed to 47.1%
    According to a recent report from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, America's Hispanic population now accounts for more than 60% of the growth of the nation’s homeownership rate within the last 10 years.
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  • Merchants Capital expands mortgage team, creates two new VP roles

    Lundeen and Gilbert both have more than a decade of experience in the finance industry
    Merchants Capital recently announced it expanded its mortgage banking division, appointing Lisa Lundeen and Toni Gilbert to newly created roles. Working out of the company's Saint Paul, Minnesota, office, Lundeen has been appointed to the position of vice president of government-sponsored enterprise portfolio management and Gilbert joins as the vice president of insurance compliance.
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  • Senate confirms Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

    Confirmed by a vote of 52-44
    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark Calabria to serve as the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The Senate voted 52-44 in favor of Calabria leading the agency, which oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
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  • Housing industry responds to Trump's calls for housing finance reform

    Groups applaud president's official step toward instigating long-awaited change
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum calling for an end of the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The memorandum details programs and objectives that the government agencies are asked to analyze for reform, but it doesn't provide many other specifics. Absent concrete details for change, most groups in the housing space applauded the president's move as an necessary step toward instigating much-needed change.
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  • Trump officially calls for end to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac conservatorship

    White House issues release calling for "overdue reform of the housing finance system"
    President Donald Trump is officially calling for an end to the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to a White House release issued Wednesday. Trump is expected to sign a memorandum later today issuing "overdue reform of the housing finance system," the White House said, marking the administration’s first official move to instigate a plan for GSE reform.
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