…as we share insights beyond private mortgage insurance and look at industry trends, housing market opportunities and ways to support your success by helping more borrowers achieve the dream of homeownership.
Our mortgage industry blog, MGIC Connects, is where experts share their insights beyond private mortgage insurance to help readers learn about mortgage finance, housing trends, real estate news and social media in the mortgage industry.
In honor of Black History Month, we reached out to several prominent black leaders in the mortgage industry to celebrate their success, learn from their experience, and gain insight into the challenges facing the mortgage industry today. Today we’re excited to share...
Lenny shares the best advice he received early in his career, explains what motivates him to be a mentor and role model, and offers his thoughts on how to successfully promote affordable lending to bring the possibility of homeownership – and the American dream – to all.
Alanna shares the unconventional journey that led to her current position at the Urban Institute, explains her passion for public policy and housing, and sheds light on the uphill battle for black Americans seeking homeownership before offering up some potential solutions to close the racial homeownership gap.
Sandra explains how the FHFA’s obligations are really two sides of the same coin, offers advice on finding the right mentor, and shares her thoughts on what she believes is the biggest issue facing housing finance today: rental housing affordability.
2019 will be remembered for high volume, historically low interest rates, Millennials starting to make significant inroads with home purchases, and an economy that hummed along (albeit at a slower pace than other economic expansions).
The world is finally catching on... Hispanic Heritage Month has prompted some internal reflection on what it means to be Hispanic. It’s funny how a relatively intangible concept like Hispanic Heritage Month has pushed me to look inward. Perhaps it’s the social media...
Once you figure out how to get the right quantities of ingredient together, you’re going to get the perfect biscuit, suitable for everything from holding a sausage patty to dipping in molasses. If only GSE Reform were this easy.
MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference & Expo Recap: 2019 Origination Volumes Surging Better Than Expected
A year that started off with doom and gloom from a residential mortgage origination perspective may turn out better than expected and slightly better than last year, according to the latest forecasts from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Beacon marketing technology seems to be something of a mystery for many in the mortgage and real estate business, but the reality is this type of technology is nothing new.
Who isn’t pleasantly surprised when we discover that something we’re doing or eating or drinking has unexpected benefits? Here’s one: Mortgage insurance (MI) can materially improve your capital position and stress test results.