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Author Archives: Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel.Williams@DNews.com.

Former Amazon Economist Joins Redfin Team

Real-estate brokerage Redfin announced that it has appointed Daryl Fairweather as its new Chief Economist. Fairweather comes to Redfin from Amazon, where she served as a senior behavioral economist, leading a team of analysts and economists focused on improving employee performance and engagement.

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Tackling Home Affordability Through Innovation

home prices

DS News reporter David Wharton recently caught up with Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, an innovative company that turns shipping containers into new enivronments–including homes. Wharton and Galvin discussed some of the pressing issues facing today's housing market including the affordability crisis.

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WFG National Title Welcomes Matt Slonaker

WFG National Title a Portland-based company specializing in national title, settlement, valuation, and technology services, announced that Matt Slonaker is joining the company as SVP of national business development.

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Computershare to Acquire LenderLive

Computershare Loan Services (CLS), a global leader in mortgage servicing, announced its intent to acquire LenderLive Network, LLC, a leading fulfillment and secondary market service provider in the U.S. mortgage industry. Founded in 1999, LenderLive Network (LLN) has offices in the Denver, Los Angeles, and Jacksonville, Florida, areas.

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WMBC Showcases Logo

This month, the Women’s Mortgage Banking Collective (WMBC) unveiled its new logo. This collective was formed in April 2018 to bring together women in all roles and levels in the mortgage banking community to educate, connect, and empower women, and was co-founded by Stacie Rankey and Toni Bramley.

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Hail to the Chief: Nationstar COO Tony Ebers

Hail to the Chief Tony Ebers

Tony Ebers was recently appointed Nationstar’s Chief Operating Officer—a newly created position. See what he plans to tackle in this exclusive interview. Editor's note: This story first appeared in the June issue of DS News, available now.

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