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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First Community Mortgage has added six loan products to its menu, each targeted to borrowers who are not eligible for a conforming or government mortgage.
For the first time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is selling notes secured by unoccupied one-to-four homes where the last surviving reverse mortgage borrower died.
Facebook has disabled so-called ethnic affinity filters from housing, credit and employment advertising following mounting criticism that the practice allowed marketers to discriminate against minorities in violation of fair housing and civil rights laws.
MTLGQ Investors, a Goldman Sachs affiliate, submitted the winning bids in Fannie Mae's sale of $1.3 million of nonperforming loans.
Banks have been waiting on Justice Department guidelines on how to make their websites compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but many are being advised to take action now or face lawsuits from disabled customers.
PHH Corp. has agreed to pay a $28 million fine to the New York Department of Financial Services to settle allegations its servicing and origination units mistreated borrowers.
Farmer Mac's third-quarter net income increased 95% to $16.4 million over the same period one year ago due to a $5.4 million increase in the fair value of financial derivatives.
Walter Investment Management Corp. lost $101.8 million in the third quarter, driven by goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges of $60.8 million and noncash charges of $17 million.
PHH Corp. is getting out of the private-label mortgage origination business in the wake of Merrill Lynch ending its relationship, plus it is selling its Ginnie Mae servicing rights to Lakeview Loan Servicing.
Housing was the talk of the campaign two presidential elections ago, but it stayed under the radar in the 2016 race, leaving plenty of room to speculate about President-elect Donald Trump's likely mortgage policy for the next four years.
Towd Point Master Funding, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, was the winning bidder for two pools of reperforming mortgages with a balance of $789.2 million auctioned by Fannie Mae.
The number of seriously delinquent mortgages declined 24.8% in September from one year prior, as the number of loans more than 90 days late is at its lowest since August 2007, according to CoreLogic.
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