Entries by Lindsay

HousingWire Lead Analyst featured on Bloomberg Radio

Housing demand soared in 2020 as mortgage rates dipped to all-time lows, resulting in a banner year for mortgage originators. But strong demand and a limited housing supply also led to rising home prices, causing some to speculate about a housing bubble. However, HousingWire Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami isn’t worried. He did a deep dive […]

Here’s how to choose between a house, condo or townhouse

Buying a home is a big decision. And choosing the right type of property? That’s critical to success. The property type you opt for will ultimately impact your cash flow, how much work and maintenance the home requires, and the wealth you’re able to build over time. Want to make sure you’re buying the right […]

People movers: Better.com, Credit Plus, Foundation Title & Escrow

HousingWire’s People movers section covers the latest hiring updates in the mortgage and real estate industry. This week, Better.com, Credit Plus and Foundation Title & Escrow Series announced changes to their leadership team.  Better.com appointed Diane Yu as its new chief technology officer where she will lead engineering and technical strategy. Yu most recently served […]

Senate Finance Committee unanimously approves Yellen

By a unanimous 26-0 vote, the Senate Finance Committee approved Janet Yellen’s nomination to become U.S. Treasury Secretary on Friday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said there would be no other votes in the Senate on Friday, meaning there will not be confirmation of Yellen as Treasury Secretary until this weekend or next week, if […]

Deposit glut ties Regions' hands

Deposits are soaring while loan demand lags and mortgage-backed securities offer weak returns. So the Alabama company has parked loads of cash at the Fed in hopes the economy will pick up steam before profit margins suffer. Source: American Banker

Biden issues 60-day regulation freeze

As one of his first directives upon taking office, President Joe Biden announced a 60-day freeze on regulations to give his administration the time necessary to review any new rules. It could affect two recent rules related to mortgages. Biden ordered that no new rules can be issued until a member of his administration is […]