The Five Star Institute Webinar Series

The Five Star Institute webinar series aims to broaden the horizons of the mortgage industry. It's the best source for complimentary insights and education about critical industry topics led by subject-matter experts and company sponsors.

U.S. Economy and Mortgage Market Outlook


Join our experts, Blake Hastings (Chief Economist, SWBC) and Ed Delgado (AMP, Managing Director, Mortgage Policy Advisors; Chairman Emeritus, Five Star Global) as MortgagePoint Editor-in-Chief David Wharton moderates a discussion about the headwinds and tailwinds facing the U.S. economy and mortgage industry. Get a better understanding of how increased home equity loans, decreased savings, increased use of credit cards, and consumer weariness of the stability of the banking industry will all impact the mortgage industry over the next year. The experts will share their research and insights into what to watch out for, what to plan for, and how to weather the upcoming storm.


Originally broadcasted on May 30, 2023



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Ed Delgado
Ed Delgado
Chairman Emeritus
Five Star Global
Blake Hastings
Blake Hastings
SVP of Corporate Strategy and Chief Economist

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Five Star Institute educational webinars are presented at no cost to participants.

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