Industry Watch: Fairway debuts YouTube documentary about originators and more

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. enlisted director Kirby Bradley, who has won 32 Emmy Awards helming shows at HBO, CNN and ESPN, to produce a multipart reality documentary series about mortgage originators. Titled “L.O. Confidential: A Season on the Street,” the three-part, behind-the-scenes series totaling 50 minutes is available on YouTube. The series goes behind the […]

Jewel of a Loan

USDA loans can help many borrowers, not just farmers, overcome affordability challenges

Feeling the Squeeze

Commercial property owners must deal with the new environment of reduced values and rising taxes

Office-space conversions are running into many roadblocks

There have been endless stories about adaptive-reuse plans for the nation’s growing supply of zombie office buildings, hotels and motels that stand empty or close to it. Across the country, developers and city officials are making plans, some quite ambitious, to remake parts of city centers by converting high-rise office space into apartment buildings. Other […]

Office sector’s seeds of change weren’t sown overnight

Uncertainty breeds hesitation — and a cloudy economic and remote-work environment continues to obscure a clear path to recovery for the U.S. office sector. Leasing activity remains subdued as employment and office-usage expansion plans are put on hold until more clarity emerges. In the third quarter of this year, net absorption across the sector was […]