“What did the happy real estate agent put on her sign? I have lots to be thankful for.” (Feel free to use that gem at your next presentation at Sotheby’s.) In response to yesterday’s opening paragraph comments about housing supply, from Maryland Ken Sonner sent an article about how New Zealand managed to shift its zoning to help alleviate the supply issues and lower rents. People like lists for some reason, and here is the “The 15 most in-demand ZIP codes for U.S. homebuyers, and #1 is in Ohio.” But heading back to inventory, affordable housing, and such, the topic is certainly percolating up to Capitol Hill. A bipartisan duo in the U.S. Senate introduced a bill that would address a shortage of affordable housing in rural communities by easing the process for non-profits to acquire properties with USDA rural housing loans. It would also decouple the related rental assistance so that the assistance doesn’t end when the mortgages mature. (Today’s podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by Black Knight. Black Knight is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage and real-estate industries, and the capital and secondary markets. Listen to an interview with Servbank’s Anthony Forsberg on default and loss mitigation.) Lender and Broker Software and Services Don’t discount the value of prioritizing your customers. Many servicers are adding customer-focused technology to give homeowners self-service options and more. Just take it from AimLoan, an internet-direct mortgage lender that recently implemented MSP®, Black Knight’s loan servicing system, along with several other customer-focused solutions. After recently moving its servicing portfolio in-house, AimLoan needed proven technology to enhance the customer experience of today and prepare for growth of tomorrow. Ready to join AimLoan by enhancing the way you serve your own customers? Learn more about MSP today.

Published On: August 29, 2023 / Categories: Mortgage News /