Brad Finkelstein

Brad Finkelstein


Brad Finkelstein is the editor of Origination News and originations editor of National Mortgage News. Among his areas of coverage are wholesale lending, consumer marketing, reverse mortgages, appraisals, mortgage insurance and title insurance.

Finkelstein has been with NMN since May 1990. Prior to that he was the associate editor of the Airport Press in Jamaica, N.Y., and a reporter for This Week Publications on Long Island. He is a past president of the New York Financial Writers Association.

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Walker & Dunlop has agreed to acquire George Elkins Mortgage Banking Co., which originates commercial real estate loans for life insurers, banks, trusts, pension funds and other private capital sources.
Arch Capital Group's mortgage insurance business had underwriting income of $37.4 million in the third quarter, an increase of 119% compared with the $17.1 million one year prior.
The Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index for August was up 5.4% over the same month last year, driven by its purchase component, which had an 18.6% increase.
American National Insurance Co. will use SS&C's Precision LM software product to manage the full lifecycle of its commercial real estate loan portfolio.
The percentage of foreclosed mortgages reached its lowest point in nine years, according to Black Knight Financial Services.
Home prices, when adjusted for income and interest rates, decreased in August by 2.6% on a year-over-year basis, making properties more affordable, according to First American Financial Corp.
CoreLogic reported its net income increased by 27% to $36 million for the third quarter on a year-over-year basis, as it saw record highs for revenue and operating income.
Real estate franchisor Re/Max Holdings is getting into the mortgage brokering franchise business with its new unit Motto Mortgage.
Equifax Workforce Solutions has been selected as a designated vendor for Fannie Mae's Desktop Underwriter validation service.
Ellie Mae has launched the Encompass Lending Platform, allowing customers to integrate external systems and data, and build custom applications in the cloud.
Altisource Origination Services, which provides outsourced loan fulfillment services, is rebranding as Trelix.
A title agent's cost for closing a loan increased an average of $210 nationwide in the third quarter because lenders are using disparate processes after implementing the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures, according to First American.
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