…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.
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.
Brace yourself. Losses are coming. Since I’m not able to predict the future, I can’t tell you when these losses are coming, but there’s no real dispute that at some point, loan losses are going to increase.
For many, a new year brings a fresh start, a chance to reflect and plan. We, the MGIC Connects editorial team, are no different! As part of our annual editorial planning, we used data from 2017 to help guide 2018 content. As a result, we made some adjustments and tested to see the impact.
I have always found that looking back at the previous year (in this case 2018) with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight helps us to see where we need to head in the future.