Julie Johnson, Guild Mortgage Co.

Some 23 years ago, Seattle-based originator Julie Johnson was a young single mom with three small children. She needed to get to school every day to pick up her kids. A family member, who was in the mortgage business, described a typical day in the office. Johnson was sold on the flexible hours. “So, I […]

A slow and steady rental market wins the affordability race

Renting is now officially more affordable than buying a home in the majority of local U.S. housing markets, according to Attom Data Solutions research. A smaller share of average wages were needed to rent than to own in 442 of 755 counties analyzed (59 percent) in the company’s 2019 Rental Affordability Report. Last year, the […]