FHFA House Price Index Increases 0.6 Percent in February

In a recent news release, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) revealed that United States house prices in February rose 0.6 percent from the previous month, according to its seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previous house price increase in January, at 0.8 percent, has been adjusted to reflect this new finding.

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: “There’s No Excuse” for Gender Pay Gap

In a recent feature in 60 Minutes of CBS News, Marc Benioff, CEO of tech company Salesforce shares the importance of gender equality in the workplace, and the steps he is taking to make sure the men and women of his 30,000 employees are paid equally for the same work. Thank you to Marcia Davies, COO of Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Council Member of NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) for bringing this motivating story to our attention.

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Construction Sector and Florida Led 2016 Employment Growth

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a tip sheet from the 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP), showing an overall growth in employment from 2015 to 2016. Among its highlights, the construction sector led with the highest rate of employment growth, at 5 percent, while Florida had the largest percentage increase in first quarter employment, also at 5 percent.

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DC Finance Texas Family Office & Wealth Management Conference

Join NAWRB along with Single Family Office executives and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) at DC Finance’s Houston Family Office & Wealth Management Conference on Monday, April 23rd at The Houstonian in Houston, Texas. Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, will moderate The Real Estate Panel to discuss opportunities and actionable solutions for addressing global housing issues, tax reform and a new mindset taking over the industry.

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FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt Delivers Moving Speech at Connect 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released the prepared remarks of Director Melvin L. Watt at the national Connect 2018 conference organized by the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA). He shares a glimpse into his personal journey from a small community in North Carolina to becoming an influential leader of an agency that oversees trillions of dollars, and highlights how the intersecting factors of inclusion, economic opportunity and homeownership form the lives of countless Americans.

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