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  • The Week Ahead: Mortgage Experts Discuss Workforce Capacity Management

    The Week Ahead: Mortgage Experts Discuss Workforce Capacity Management

    Next week, the MReport webinar series examines some of the key takeaways from this year's ups and downs. On Tuesday, December 1, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT, the MReport Webinar Series brings you a...

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  • Low-Income Homeowners’ Affordability Challenges Intensify During COVID-19

    Low-Income Homeowners’ Affordability Challenges Intensify During COVID-19

    COVID-19 is having an especially pronounced impact on the affordability of housing among low-income individuals, according to a survey from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies....

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  • Few Policyholders Truly Understand Their Property Insurance

    Few Policyholders Truly Understand Their Property Insurance

    While a home insurance policy is a must-have for any residential property owner, more than a few homeowners lack a proper understanding of what their policies cover. According to a new published...

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  • DS5 Retrospective Part 2: Exclusive Conversations With Mortgage Leaders

    DS5 Retrospective Part 2: Exclusive Conversations With Mortgage Leaders

    Revisit some DS5 highlights via interviews with representatives of Eagle Home Mortgage, NewDay USA, Planet Home Lending, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services, and RCN Capital. The post DS5...

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  • MReport Webinar Series: Navigating Workforce Capacity Challenges

    MReport Webinar Series: Navigating Workforce Capacity Challenges

    Brian Simon, President, Trelix, CastleLine, and Lenders One, moderates a deep-dive conversation with Matt Clarke, CFO and COO, Churchill Mortgage, and Michael Fontaine, COO and CFO, Plaza Home...

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  • Freddie Mac Loans on Track for Big Annual Increase

    Freddie Mac Loans on Track for Big Annual Increase

    The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies. Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio...

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  • DS5 Retrospective Part 1: Exclusive Conversations With Mortgage Leaders

    DS5 Retrospective Part 1: Exclusive Conversations With Mortgage Leaders

    Look back at DS5’s interviews with representatives of First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, PennyMac, Planet Home Lending, Rushmore, and more. The post DS5 Retrospective Part 1: Exclusive...

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  • 5 Cities with the Highest Declines in Affordability

    5 Cities with the Highest Declines in Affordability

    Many factors determine the affordability of housing on both a local and national level. Looking at the big picture, increased average income and decreased mortgage rates should equal more...

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  • Telecommuting Could Lead More Black Renters to Homeownership

    Telecommuting Could Lead More Black Renters to Homeownership

    According to a recent report published by Zillow, the recent rise in remote work, which has resulted from COVID-19, has affected the housing industry in interesting ways. Zillow data shows that...

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  • American Suburbs Where Buyers Can Get More for Less

    American Suburbs Where Buyers Can Get More for Less

    According to a recent realtor.com report, suburbia is where the housing market is hottest right now. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a push for buyers to seek more space and lower home price...

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  • Real Estate Brokerage Aims to Simplify Homebuying

    Real Estate Brokerage Aims to Simplify Homebuying

    The new “House X” brokerage attempts to provide “more available homes for sale, convenience, better data, and unmatched value to consumer homebuyers.” The post Real Estate Brokerage Aims to...

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  • Homebuyer Migration Fueling Diversity Shifts

    Homebuyer Migration Fueling Diversity Shifts

    Over the last decade, U.S. suburbs have become more racially and ethnically diverse—not to mention more Democratic, according to Redfin.com. To get a better handle on this transition, the company...

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  • Is Student Loan Debt Really an Obstacle to Homeownership?

    Is Student Loan Debt Really an Obstacle to Homeownership?

    Contrary to a long-running argument, student loan debt burden is not an impediment to achieving homeownership, according to a commentary authored by First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta...

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  • Top 30 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing—Part 8

    Top 30 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing—Part 8

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of MReport, out now.    McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Headquarters: Roswell, GA Contact: 214.354.1433;...

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  • Addressing Wealth Disparities Between Black and White Homeowners

    Addressing Wealth Disparities Between Black and White Homeowners

    Owning a home is a tool for building wealth and stability, but a report from researchers at the Urban Institute indicates that is less applicable to people of color. Not only do Black Americans...

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  • Biden Taps Janet Yellen to Lead Treasury

    Biden Taps Janet Yellen to Lead Treasury

    President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary, several news outlets report, and the Associated Press has confirmed, through an unnamed...

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  • Mortgage Industry Experts to Tackle Workforce Capacity Management

    Mortgage Industry Experts to Tackle Workforce Capacity Management

    This year, the mortgage industry has faced unprecedented challenges, tackling concurrent health and economic crises as the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the globe. Nevertheless, the housing...

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  • Top 30 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing—Part 7

    Top 30 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing—Part 7

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the November edition of MReport, out now.    Aldridge Pite, LLP Headquarters: Atlanta, GA Contact: 877.319.8840; AldridgePite.com  Leadership: Gee...

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  • New Survey Shows Why More Americans Consider Relocating

    New Survey Shows Why More Americans Consider Relocating

    According to findings reported from a recent LendingTree survey, nearly 50% of Americans are thinking about relocating in the near future. LendingTree conducted this survey by polling over 2,0000...

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  • Fannie Mae Among “Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion”

    Fannie Mae Among “Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion”

    Fannie Mae was named a top company for inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium, a coalition formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, according to Fannie Mae. This year’s...

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