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Articles about Housing Crash


Residential | November 2018 
Learn From the Ghosts of the Past
A decade after the housing crisis, the resulting economic downturn and the onset of significant financial reform, the mortgage industry finds itself, once again, caught in the ebb and flow of shifting...
By Burton Embry, senior vice president of enterprise risk management, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI)

Residential | March 2017 
Answering the Tough Questions
Mortgage loan originators, or MLOs, often get asked about the state of the market. Borrowers want to know if it is a good time to buy a home or where the market is going. The toughest questions to ans...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Residential | August 2016 
Heading Toward Another Fall?
It’s a safe bet that the vast majority of mortgage-industry professionals have seen the Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” which is based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis. The core of...
By Richard E. Cox, CEO and founder, American Seller Financing LLC

Residential | June 2005 
Relax: Housing ‘bubble’ shows no signs of flattening
A client asks you, his broker, about all the talk he’s heard about a “housing bubble.” It’s all over the news, the paper and the Internet, he says. What’s the straight scoop? In reality...
By Barry Habib, CEO, Mortgage Market Guide; and Sue Woodard, vice president, Mortgage Market Guide

Residential | May 2007 
How to Handle Market Tremors
In the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about defaults and foreclosures in the nonprime market, as well as about nonprime lenders filing for bankruptcy or closing their doors. ...
By Michael J. Saldutti, president, Royal Bay Mortgage Inc. and Rev7 Enterprises LLC

Residential | January 2007 
4 Phrases to Avoid
First, the bad news: According to recent national news reports, the residential housing bubble has burst. This means that an already depleting market of residential loan origination will become more...
By Kellene Bishop, CEO, CFS Association Inc.

Commercial | December 2008 
Property TypeCast
Uncertainty in global financial markets built to a frenzied peak in September, resulting in a number of prominent bank closures and widespread panic as to when the crisis will abate. Wit...
By Victor Calanog, chief economist and senior vice president for research, Reis Inc.

Residential | December 2008 
Pick Yourself Up: 4 Tips
Regardless of the financial news of the day, it’s important to remember that the sun will continue to rise. And with the rising sun, most Americans are getting in their cars and driving to work. The...
By Dan Sullivan, managing director,

Residential | November 2008 
The Lighter Side of Lending: The Great Mortgage Meltdown
A hundred years from now, historians will have to write a chapter on today's mortgage crisis, perhaps titled, "The Great Mortgage Meltdown." From their perspective, this will be seen a per...
By Gordon Schlicke, mortgage trainer, Seattle

Residential | November 2008 
Harnessing Fannie and Freddie
This past September, the U.S. government placed government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under conservatorship. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, created by July's Housin...
By Gibran Nicholas, founder and chairman, CMPS Institute

Residential | October 2008 
From the Editor
In the age of RSS feeds and microblogging, already it seems as though July's Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 could be old news. After all, its mere $300 bailout for the housing ...
By Tony Stasiek, editor, Scotsman Guide Media

Residential | September 2008 
Getting Personal
As real estate finance professionals, most of us are intimately aware of the monetary connections people have with their homes. While those connections can be strong, they are not nearly as powerful...
By Thomas E. Jandt, CEO, i3 Financial Inc

Residential | September 2008 
Have Trust, Will Travel
Consumers today are barraged by news of how bad the mortgage industry is and about lenders shutting their doors or declaring losses because of loan defaults. This has led consumers to be wary of mor...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

Residential | September 2008 
Reaping Seller Financing’s Rewards
Rather than wishing for a return to the good old days or updating their résumés, wise mortgage brokers take advantage of the opportunities that only exist when times are this tough. A com...
By Todd Huettner, president, Huettner Capital

Commercial | June 2008 
Cast a Smarter Net
Many mortgage brokers are responding to the market crunch by taking on every loan type available -- from apartment buildings to gas stations to industrial buildings to retail centers. Most believe t...
By Cheryl Higley, national director, RBC Streamline


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