Perspectives

Shopping Around for a Mortgage Pays Off for Consumers

August 5, 2019

Doug Duncan

by Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Despite the sizable potential cost savings, more than one-third of 2018 homebuyers say they did not shop around before selecting their mortgage lender, according to our latest findings from the National Housing Survey®. The good news is that two-thirds of homebuyers did comparison shop and, in turn, said they experienced more financially favorable terms than those who didn’t obtain multiple quotes.
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Future Housing Leaders Program Addresses Industry's Diversity Needs

July 24, 2019

Marcus Cole

by Marcus Cole
Director, Future Housing Leaders Program

The housing industry is ripe with opportunities for recent graduates: Last year alone, there were 166,869 entry-level openings in housing. And the future pool of potential applicants for entry-level jobs is the most racially and ethnically diverse age cohort ever. Pew Research Center reports that only 52 percent of the post-Millennial generation identify as non-Hispanic white. Yet, less than 27 percent of the housing industry workforce is a racial or ethnic minority.
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Technological Investment Necessary in Evolving Mortgage Landscape, Lenders Say

July 18, 2019

Jacob Williamson

by Andrew Peters
VP, Single-Family Strategy & Insights
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Innovative Solutions to Support Non-Traditional Ownership of Manufactured Housing Communities

July 2, 2019

Jacob Williamson

by Jose Villarreal
Manager, Multifamily MHC Product Development
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Buying on a Budget? Finance Your Dream Home with a HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage

June 19, 2019

Jonathan Lawless

by Jonathan Lawless
VP, Product Development and Affordable Housing
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