[Commentary] Warren’s rise to presidential frontrunner begs the question: How much regulation is too much?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., entered Tuesday night’s debate as the new frontrunner and she took heat from other candidates accordingly. Because of the debate’s format, which allowed candidates to respond when others called them out, Warren got more talking time than anyone else, and most … Continue reading[Commentary] Warren’s rise to presidential frontrunner begs the question: How much regulation is too much?

Radian’s diversified business model covers the entire mortgage and real estate spectrum

HousingWire sat down with Derek Brummer, Senior Executive Vice President of Mortgage Insurance and Risk Services at Radian, to learn how Radian’s business models and diversification strategies provide the company with a competitive edge. What differentiates Radian from the MI competition?  At Radian, we’re in … Continue readingRadian’s diversified business model covers the entire mortgage and real estate spectrum

Mortgage brokers unite at AIME Fuse with big goals, strong support from wholesale partners

More than 2,000 mortgage brokers from around the country converged in Las Vegas over the weekend for AIME Fuse, the second annual national conference put on by the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME). AIME Fuse 2019 was billed as a mega event for brokers … Continue readingMortgage brokers unite at AIME Fuse with big goals, strong support from wholesale partners

People still want to live near public transportation, but it’s getting more expensive

Living near public transportation has become more and more expensive over the last several years, a new study from the National Association of Realtors and the American Public Transportation Association revealed. The study showed that home prices and rents in neighborhoods located within a half-mile … Continue readingPeople still want to live near public transportation, but it’s getting more expensive

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services names first-ever vice president of sales

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services this week announced the creation of the role of vice president of sales and its appointment of Paul Yatooma to the new position. In this role, Yatooma will be tasked with working with QLMS partners. According to the company, he will … Continue readingQuicken Loans Mortgage Services names first-ever vice president of sales

Castro rips dearth of housing questions at Democratic debate

Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, criticized the moderators of Tuesday night’s Democratic debate for closing with a question about comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ controversial friendship with former President George W. Bush without asking any questions about housing and other critical issues. … Continue readingCastro rips dearth of housing questions at Democratic debate

U.S. homebuilder confidence rises to a 20-month high

The nation’s low-interest-rate environment and strong job market propelled homebuilder confidence to 71 points in October, the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo said in this month’s Housing Market Index. According to the index, October’s level now marks the highest reading since February of last year. “The … Continue readingU.S. homebuilder confidence rises to a 20-month high

MBA: U.S. refinance activity triples on low rates

Last week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a low of 3.57%, spurring another uptick in refinance demand, resulting in mortgage applications rising by 0.5%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The organization indicates that on an unadjusted basis, the index crawled forward 1% for the … Continue readingMBA: U.S. refinance activity triples on low rates

Mortgage Contracting Services makes acquisition

Mortgage Contracting Services, a national provider of mortgage-related services, is acquiring Miami-based M&M Mortgage Services, the company announced Tuesday.  Over the past few years, MCS, which provides property preservation services, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, has made a series … Continue readingMortgage Contracting Services makes acquisition