Did housing starts nosedive because of a labor shortage?

Did housing starts nosedive because of a labor shortage?

Did housing starts nosedive because of a labor shortage?
HousingWire
March 18, 2015

Housing analysts are still trying to figure out why housing starts nose-dived in February.

Privately owned housing starts in February plummeted 17%, down to an annualized 897,000 from the revised January estimate of 1,081,000, with drops in the Northeast, Midwest and West leading the collapse.

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HousingWire Names Digital Risk to 2015 Tech 100 List

Digital Risk was named to HousingWire magazine’s 2015 HW TECH100™ list! The list was officially introduced in 2014 and each year seeks to recognize the 100 most innovative technology firms in the U.S. housing economy.

This is a huge win for us all as more than 250 companies were evaluated for this year’s program, which looks at technology innovation along six different categories: uniqueness of solution, growth, market influence, market potential, elegance of implementation, and “something else entirely” – a catch-all for disruption and other factors that drive innovation.
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Technology Needs in a Post-TRID Environment

Technology Needs in a Post-TRID Environment
Mortgage Compliance Magazine
March 4, 2015
By Eric Rawlings

After almost 40 years, the mortgage industry is going to undergo a significant change that will affect lenders, brokers, settlement agents, and all involved in closings. The mortgage industry is about five months away from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB or Bureau) August 1, 2015 deadline for the integrated disclosure requirements (TRID), which encompass the disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Until then, or even after, many lenders will be scrambling to find technology solutions for this game-changing regulation.

Kill Off Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac andYou Kill the 30-Year Mortgage as Well

Kill Off Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and You Kill the 30-Year Mortgage as Well

Kill Off Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and You Kill the 30-Year Mortgage as Well
MainStreet
February 27, 2015

Experts discuss a mortgage industry without Fannie and Freddie and how it would impact consumers and banks. Could banks be leaning towards shorter term mortgages to make them more profitable? Jeff Taylor comments, click below to read the full article.

Wage Growth Stagnation and Depleted Urban Inventory Affect New Home Sales

Jeff Taylor appeared on Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo and discussed January’s new home sales results. Jeff also explained that even with the small uptick in new home sales the market is fighting two big issues: 1) wage growth remains stagnant and 2) there is a demand mismatch as baby boomers and millennials both seek to buy closer to the city, depleting inventory and leaving excess inventory in the suburbs. To learn more and find out what could impact home sales in our near future tune in now.

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After Yellen, investor eyes shift to housing

After Yellen, Investor Eyes Shift to Housing

After Yellen, Investor Eyes Shift to Housing
CNBC
February 25, 2015

As Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday investors will take focus on housing data. Jeff Taylor, Digital Risk co-founder states “We may see a pickup (in new homes sales) as people coming back to the marketplace are holding out for that (new) apartment versus suburban house.”