Mark Fogarty

Editor at Large

National Mortgage News

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 SourceMedia’s 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.

Recent Stories From this Author

Industry Victory on Flood Insurance Will Be Taxpayers' Loss
April 15, 2014 Lenders and Realtors are hailing a new law that delays flood insurance premium increases, but unless the government takes...

New York FHLB's New Chief Keeps 'Open Mind' About Membership
April 10, 2014 Jose Gonzalez, the first Hispanic president of a Federal Home Loan Bank, envisions eventually allowing new categories of...

Remembering Charles Keating, Peddler of Junk Bonds and Influence
April 2, 2014 Charlie Keating, who died Tuesday, epitomized an era today's mortgage lenders would do well to remember as low-yielding...

The Upside of a Down Market: At Least It's Not a Bubble
March 31, 2014 There's been froth in the U.S. housing markets in recent years. But a drop in activity this year means a bubble won't be a...

Farm Mortgage Lending Faces Leaner Times After Run-Up
March 25, 2014 Farmers have been benefiting from steady increases in commodity prices in recent years, partly driven by extreme weather. But...

The Five Most Important Things to Happen in the Mortgage Industry
March 18, 2014 The best thing to happen to the business over the last three decades was the development of the secondary agencies' automated...

The Bad Old Mortgage Days May Be Coming Back (a Little)
March 14, 2014 Borrowing short and lending long, which crashed the thrift market in the 1980s, and lowering underwriting standards, which...

Legacies of Thrift Crisis Buoy Affordable Housing to This Day
March 7, 2014 The Affordable Housing and Community Investment programs of the Federal Home Loan Banks provide important gap financing to...

Fracking Boom Makes North Dakota Mortgages Super-Safe
March 5, 2014 At least one mortgage category in North Dakota has fewer delinquent borrowers than graduates in my high school class. A lot...

Tragic Death Underlines Need for Housing Money on Indian Lands
February 28, 2014 Government mortgage programs for this country's more than six million Native people are accelerating home loan credit access...

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