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  • Will Omicron variant stop first Fed rate hike?
    by Sarah Wheeler on November 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    What does news about the spread of the new Omicron variant mean for mortgage rates? Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami lays out what to watch. The post Will Omicron variant stop first Fed rate hike? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • How one company aims to put lenders at the forefront of online home search
    by Maleesa Smith on November 24, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    HW Media CEO Clayton Collins recently spoke with Ernie Graham, CEO and Co-founder at Homebot, to dive into what it really means for mortgage professionals to create clients for life, and how Homebot is doing that through the entire home-buying process, starting with home search.   The post How one company aims to put lenders at the forefront of online home search appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Why are builders happy despite new homes sales miss?
    by Sarah Wheeler on November 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Given that new home sales are down, why has the builder’s confidence index risen so much in recent months? The post Why are builders happy despite new homes sales miss? appeared first on HousingWire.

  • HW+ Member Spotlight: Bill Lowman
    by Brena Nath on November 24, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    HW+ member Bill Lowman, who serves as CEO of American Pacific Mortgage, shares what he thinks will be the big themes of housing in 2022. The post HW+ Member Spotlight: Bill Lowman appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Opinion: CRA for IMBs won’t work as advertised
    by Sarah Wheeler on November 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    New CRA requirements for IMBs are likely to be ineffective and counterproductive — and there are better ways to achieve those intentions. The post Opinion: CRA for IMBs won’t work as advertised appeared first on HousingWire.