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Author Archives: Mike Albanese

Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.

Wildfires and Their Impact on the Housing Market

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is underway and the star of another summer in the west is a cause for concern for CoreLogic, as it revealed more than 500,000 acres were burned by wildfires during the first six months ...

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Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s June Survey of Consumer Expectations found that respondents were more optimistic regarding their financial situation and the labor market. Expectations on the U.S. unemployment rate, finding a job, and losing one’s job all ...

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Could Jobs Report Delay Decrease of Interest Rates?

The prospects that the Fed will slash interest rates later this month took a hit after the June jobs report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics revealed the economy added 224,000 jobs, the most since January.  “After May's weaker ...

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Analyzing Low-Cost Mortgages, Affordable Housing

According to the Urban Institute, families have the stable income needed to support homeownership in smaller, more affordable communities, but are unable to afford a home because they can’t access a mortgage, or don’t have cash to buy a home.  ...

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Mortgage Marketing Company Announces Executive Changes

Volly, a provider of SaaS-based marketing automation, CRM, and POS solutions for banks and mortgage companies, announced the appointment of Theresa Sloan as SVP of Client Services.   As a member of Volly’s executive leadership team, Sloan will manage Volly’s enterprise-wide ...

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Real Estate Organization Names New CEO

Owen D. Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties was elected as the new global chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 44,000 members who promote responsible land use and creating ...

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