Is winding down Fannie and Freddie the best option?
The government is still diverting all profits from Fannie and Freddie to the Treasury? But is a purely private market the answer?
Housing affordability at 6-year low, but price gains slowing
Housing affordability is has hit a low it hasn't seen since 2008, but price growth is slowing
Reaching for the top
United Wholesale Mortgage is currently the nation's number-two wholesaler -- but the company has no intention of resing on its laurels
Why add reverse to your product mix?
The reverse space is always looking to grow. But why should a traditional originator add reverse mortgages to a product mix that’s already doing just fine?
Investor sues government over Fannie, Freddie profits
A hedge fund firm is suing the government for diverting the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the Treasury
GSF named USDA Million Dollar Lender for third straight year
GSF Mortgage has been named as a Guaranteed Rural Housing Million Dollar Lender Award recipient by the US Department of Agriculture for the third year in a row
Forum firestorm over banker's comments that brokers are barely regulated
A couple of days ago, we reported on some comments made by the president and CEO of the Florida Bankers Association, and reader response was, shall we say, impassioned
Reverse industry headed for a growth period -- exec
Right now, the reverse industry is tapping just 2% of the eligible market. But the reverse industry is set to expand, according to Kimberly Smith, senior vice president of wholesale lending for American Advisors Group
Housing still slow, but recovery projected -- Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac says that the economy is normalizing slowly but surely, and a strengthening labor market should drive a housing recovery
Industry isn't effectively courting millennials -- AFR exec
There are tighter times ahead, according to one industry pro. And one of the biggest problems the industry faces is the inability to court younger buyers.