Brian Collins and Mark Fogarty
Mark Fogarty is editorial director of the Mortgage Group for SourceMedia, New York City. He has been associated with the mortgage publications, which include National Mortgage News, Origination News, Mortgage Servicing News, Mortgage Technology, and related websites, since 1984. He also chairs SourceMedias industry conferences and webinars. He was the news director of the team that won the George Polk Award for Financial Journalism in 1988. A graduate of Rutgers University, he previously was a reporter for The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ, and editor of The South Bergenite, Rutherford, NJ. Brian Collins is the Washington Bureau Chief of National Mortgage News. He was hired by NMNs founder Stan Strachan in 1988 to cover passage of the S&L bailout bill and continues to report on the evolution of the mortgage industry.
Recent Stories From this Author
GSEs Taking Back Seat To Bill Going Nowhere
June 14, 2013 Industry groups are growing skeptical about the prospects for a FHA reform bill as we get closer to the summer solstice.
Big Opportunity in Non-QM Loans
June 7, 2013 We're hearing that lenders are only going to make qualified mortgages that meet the ability-to-repay underwriting standards...
QM Fight Moves from CFPB to the Halls of Congress
May 31, 2013 We're hearing the fight over the qualified mortgage rule will now move to Congress.
Back to Paradise for HomeBuilders
May 24, 2013 We're hearing it must be great to be a big builder—particularly one of the top 10 publicly traded home builders.
LO Comp Bill a Subprime Effort?
May 17, 2013 We're hearing that it is going to take a concerted industry effort to get a legislative fix for the QM rule on loan officer...
No More Double Vision
May 10, 2013 We're hearing that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be issuing new guidance on loan officer compensation in June.
Watt His Confirmation Chances Are
May 3, 2013 We're hearing that the deck is stacked against Mel Watt, and his chances of being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as the...
Narrow Credit Box Will Expand
April 26, 2013 FHA needs to fix Credit Watch so every lender isn’t forced into the same narrow credit box.
Talking Out of Both Sides
April 19, 2013 We're hearing that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending mixed signals to lenders.
The Dead Cat Bounce
April 12, 2013 We're hearing the piquant financial metaphor the dead cat bounce recently, describing the remarkable bounce up in...