Join the conversation on April 16th at Moody’s US Housing and Housing Finance Conference to engage with policy experts, senior industry leaders, and Moody’s analysts to better assess the uncertain future.
Following a long recovery, the US housing and housing finance markets are facing a more complex environment where home affordability has been decreasing across broad segments. The contributing factors are home price appreciation, rising interest rates, tax reform, demographic trends and subdued new construction, especially on the lower end.
Mortgage refinancing has slumped, and more and more markets are seeing weaker home prices and lower construction volumes for the first time in years. Contrary to what demographics would suggest with continued strong demand from first time buyers, the affordability challenges will need to be overcome. Furthermore, possible changes to housing policy, lenders’ evolving risk appetites, and the possible disruptive effect of new technology are also making the environment less predictable.
The opening address will be delivered by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics. Our luncheon keynote speaker is Ivy Zelman, the Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates.
The following industry leaders have been confirmed as speakers:
• Christopher J. Abate, Chief Executive Officer, Redwood Trust Inc.
• Douglas G. Duncan, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
• Chrystal Kornegay, Executive Director, Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority
• Sheryl Palmer, Chairman and CEO, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
• Bob Ryan, Acting Deputy Director of the Division of Conservatorship, Federal Housing Finance Authority
• David Stevens, Former CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association and prior US Assistant Secretary of Housing and FHA Commissioner
• Stockton Williams, Executive Director, National Council for State Housing Agencies
There will be opportunities to delve deeper into credit trends for specific sectors including housing finance agencies, home builders, RMBS, and lenders, as well as cover the implications of specific factors such as technology or Environmental, Social and Governance issues.
Full agenda is available at https://events.moodys.io/events/moodys-us-housing-housing-finance-conference
Registration to attend is required.