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Gino Blefari Named CEO at HomeServices of America
HomeServices of America, an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway operations, has named Gino Blefari as its new Chief Executive Officer.   Since 2015, Blefari served as CEO of HSF Affiliates, the HomeServices’ subsidiary... Read more
Freddie Mac has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Ricardo A. Anzaldua to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ricardo A. Anzaldua Named Freddie Mac General Counsel
Freddie Mac has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Ricardo A. Anzaldua to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He succeeds William H. McDavid, who retired earlier this month.   Anzaldua joined Freddie Mac in May 2018... Read more
United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has announced that it has set its sights set on hiring more than 800 people in 2019
United Wholesale Mortgage to Add 800-Plus New Hires in 2019
United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has announced that it has set its sights set on hiring more than 800 people in 2019.   “UWM is hitting on all cylinders right now, and we expect to substantially grow in the next 12 to 18 months on our way... Read more
Radian Group Inc. has announced its acquisition of Five Bridges Advisors LLC
Radian Group Acquires Five Bridges Advisors
Radian Group Inc. has announced its acquisition of Five Bridges Advisors LLC, a developer of proprietary software, data analytics and predictive models leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and traditional econometric... Read more
Redfin is opening its first brokerage operation outside of the U.S. with the launch of services in Toronto and Vancouver in March. The Seattle-based company plans to expand into a national Canadian real estate search site and brokerage service this year
Redfin Expands Into Canada
Redfin is opening its first brokerage operation outside of the U.S. with the launch of services in Toronto and Vancouver in March. The Seattle-based company plans to expand into a national Canadian real estate search site and brokerage... Read more
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has named two highly regarded mortgage industry leaders to chair the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) and the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2019-2020 election cycle
MBA Names New MORPAC and MAA Chairmen
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has named two highly regarded mortgage industry leaders to chair the Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) and the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) for the 2019-2020 election... Read more
Trulia has hired Issi Romem as its new Chief Economist.
Issi Romem Named Chief Economist at Trulia
Trulia has hired Issi Romem as its new Chief Economist.   Romem is currently a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also taught as an adjunct professor of economics. He... Read more
Cloudvirga, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of digital mortgage software, has hired Dan Sogorka as Chief Revenue Officer and Kelly Kucera as Senior Vice President of Marketing
Cloudvirga Names Two New Executives
Cloudvirga, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of digital mortgage software, has hired Dan Sogorka as Chief Revenue Officer and Kelly Kucera as Senior Vice President of Marketing.   Sogorka was previously was President of EXOS Technologies... Read more
Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF) has announced the appointment of seasoned retirement and financial planning expert Tom Dickson as national leader of its Financial Advisor Channel
American Mortgage Consultants Acquires Meridian Asset Services
  American Mortgage Consultants Inc. (AMC) has announced the acquisition of Meridian Asset Services LLC.   The financial terms of the acquisition were not made public. The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Meridian will operate as a subsidiary... Read more
The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has re-elected Art Carter, CEO of the California Multiple Listing Service, as its board chairman for 2019
RESO Re-Elects Art Carter as Board Chairman
The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has re-elected Art Carter, CEO of the California Multiple Listing Service, as its board chairman for 2019. RESO also re-elected Michael Wurzer, President and CEO of Fargo, N.D.-based FBS, as... Read more