Brad Finkelstein is the managing editor of Origination News and associate 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.
Recent Stories From this Author
Blackstone Affiliate Prices Offering, Obtains Repo Line
May 24, 2013 Blackstone Mortgage Trust has created a joint venture with Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. LLC called 42-16 Partners LLC.
Possible Fidelity-LPS Deal Boosts Mortgage Stocks
May 23, 2013 The rising tide also include competitors CoreLogic and Ellie Mae.
Fitch Worried About Loosening CMBS Underwriting Standards
May 23, 2013 Fitch said part of the problem with the previous generation of commercial mortgage-backed securities was the use of pro-forma...
Ellington Wants to Buy Originators
May 23, 2013 Ellington Management Group is looking to get into the loan production business and towards that end it has hired former GMAC...
Pending Sales Down in California But Increase in Florida
May 23, 2013 Pending home sales in California fell 3.7% on a month-to-month basis in April.
Lack of Homes, Rising Prices Top Worries for Buyers
May 23, 2013 Potential homebuyers are worried about the inventory shortage and rising prices in regards to current market conditions.
Mortgage Stocks Drubbed on Wednesday
May 22, 2013 Of the 17 Mortgage Industry Equity Composite members, 15 closed lower and 13 had a loss of greater than 1%.
MBA: Spiking Rates Dampen Application Activity
May 22, 2013 An 11 basis point rise in rates for the 30-year conforming fixed-rate loan has resulted in a 9.8% decrease in mortgage...
Stonegate Raises $107M in Private Equity Sale
May 22, 2013 Stonegate Mortgage has sold $115 million of its common stock in a private offering, with the initial purchaser being FBR...
Reduced Investor Concern Over Fed Doesn't Help Mortgage Stocks
May 21, 2013 While the Federal Reserve will not scale back or exit its bond purchase program, the Mortgage Industry Equity Composite saw...