Radian On Air

Welcome to the Radian On Air Podcast, a mortgage & real estate podcast featuring conversations with leading experts on timely topics. The series features topics ranging from leadership, trends and analytics and career development.

Tune into expert insights & learn on the go with your favorite podcast app. New episodes every month on exciting mortgage & real estate topics.

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The Millennial and Gen Z Homebuyer

March 11, 2024

Recognizing and understanding the behaviors of Millennial and Gen Z homebuyers can empower loan officers and real estate agents to engage these distinct generations. Listen in as Tom Miller, Regional Vice President of MI Sales, and Brenda Smucker, Vice President of Learning and Development, discuss this ever-changing topic. 

For more information, download Radian's infographic on The Millennial and Gen Z Homebuyer.

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Single Family Rental and Build to Rent: A Match Made in Real Estate

February 23, 2024

With over a decade of experience helping investors across the single family rental (SFR) industry, Gregory Godderidge, VP of SFR Operations for Radian Real Estate Management, and Kade Clark, SVP of Digital Valuation Products & Sales for homegenius Real Estate, recently discussed the latest in the SFR space. In this episode, we will explore the current state of the SFR market and trends for 2024.

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Cybersecurity Month: We All Play a Role in Cybersecurity

October 6, 2023

In this episode of the Radian On Air podcast, Jeff Engle, assistant vice president of Mortgage Learning for Radian Guaranty, welcomes back Donna Ross, Radian Group's award-winning Chief Information Security Officer. They explore the importance of cybersecurity, especially in light of October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, including the increasing threats to technology and confidential data, alarming statistics of cybercrime, and offer insights on how individuals and companies can protect themselves against these cyber threats.
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National Homeownership Month: Insights on First-Time Homebuyers

June 13, 2023

June is National Homeownership Month - celebrate it by learning more on the first-time homebuyer market. Join Radian Group's Jade Brown, Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Justin Foster, Senior Vice President, People Experience, as they discuss the unique first-time homebuyer market.

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Investing in DEI Action From the Inside Out

November 21, 2022

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continue to serve as a high priority for many organizations looking to elevate their company culture and make an industry impact. In this episode, Radian's DEI Director, Jade Brown, joins AVP, ESG Engagement & Financial Communications, Terri Perry, to discuss the DEI strategies and trends that are helping drive a better, more representative housing industry today.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Are You Prepared?

October 17, 2022

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is upon us. Joining us again is Radian’s Chief Information Security Officer Donna Ross for a follow-up to our initial podcast, "Cybercrime: Trends, Impacts & Prevention". In our newest cybersecurity discussion, Donna connects with Jeff Engle, AVP of Learning – Mortgage, to review the new hot topics and trends impacting people and businesses every day.
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Changing the Narrative on Mortgage Insurance

August 17, 2022

Affordability has become a major obstacle for many homebuyers as rising home prices and mortgage interest rates have increased the cost to purchase a home. In this podcast, Marshall Gayden, EVP, Mortgage Insurance Sales and Brenda Smucker, VP, Learning and Development discuss how mortgage insurance can help borrowers navigate affordability challenges.

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National Homeownership Month: Understanding the Next Generation of Homebuyers

June 20, 2022

A new homebuyer demographic is emerging. The homebuyer market is always changing but will see some dramatic shifts in the next few years as Younger Gen Y Millennials and members of Generation Z become an increasing share of the homebuying public. In this podcast, Radian’s Angela Capone, SVP, Field Sales joins Jeff Engle, Director, Learning Services to discuss the generational shift of homebuyers.

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The Changing Role of the Real Estate Agent

April 19, 2022

New technology has the potential to dramatically change how real estate agents interact and transact with homebuyers and sellers. In this podcast, Jose Perez, SVP of homegenius Sales and Brenda Smucker, Radian's VP of Learning and Development discuss the digital real estate ecosystem being built at Radian’s homegenius subsidiary, and how the role of the agent and broker will change in the years to come.

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Digital Disruption in the Housing Industry

March 10, 2022

New technology innovations continue to transform the mortgage and real estate industry. In this podcast, Radian's Mark Wai, EVP, Chief Technology Officer and Suzanne Powell, SVP, Digital Client Experience, join Jeff Engle, Director, Learning Services, to discuss the digital transformation currently underway, and how technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain are poised to further reshape the sector in the years to come.

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Housing Market Update: 2021 Year in Review

February 17, 2022

2021 was nothing short of spectacular for U.S. home values. However, the market remains challenging for first-time buyers—competition is fierce, supply is low, and entry-level options are more limited than ever before. Is there any relief on the horizon for buyers in 2022? Red Bell's Steve Gaenzler, SVP, Products, Data & Analytics, joins Brenda Smucker, Radian's VP, Learning & Development to discuss the latest insights from the Radian Home Price Index, provided by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC.

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ESG in the Housing Industry: Trends, Impacts, & Insights

December 16, 2021

Over the past year, the focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has accelerated as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movements have prompted companies to prioritize corporate responsibility. In this episode, Emily Riley, Radian’s EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, and Ted Hoffman, Sr. EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, join Terri Perry, AVP, ESG Engagement & Financial Communications, to take you inside the ESG issues and trends shaping the housing and real estate industries today.

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Creating a More Diverse Future for the Housing Industry

Creating a More Diverse Future for the Housing Industry

November 4, 2021

Lately, many organizations in the housing industry are putting more emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We recognize there is a need for greater racial diversity in our industry to reflect the communities we serve. In this episode, we hear from Justin Foster, Radian’s SVP, People Experience, and special guests Marcus Cole and Jessica Wright from Fannie Mae to learn more about DEI and the Future Housing Leaders program.

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REO in the Wake of the Pandemic

September 27, 2021

The Real Estate Owned (REO) market has been dormant for over a year due to foreclosure moratoriums and protections for homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As protections are lifted, will there be a post-pandemic flood of REO properties? Radian's Andrew Oliverson, VP, REO Operations, joins Rachel Stein, Director of Training Initiatives to discuss the current and future state of the REO market.

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Housing Market Update: 2021 Mid-Year Review

Housing Market Update: 2021 Mid-Year Review

August 24, 2021

Despite a challenging year during which the economy continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate market had a strong performance first half of 2021. Radian's Steve Gaenzler, SVP, Data & Analytics, joins Brenda Smucker, VP, National Training to discuss the latest insights from the Radian Home Price Index, provided by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC.

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Technology Is Transforming the Real Estate Closing Process

Technology Is Transforming the Real Estate Closing Process

July 27, 2021

While digitization of the real estate transaction has accelerated in the past year, the goal of an efficient, digital end-to-end transaction remains. Eric Bloomquist, Radian's VP, Centralized Purchase Title join Brenda Smucker, VP, National Training, to discuss current trends impacting the closing process and how Radian is transforming the future of title and closings.

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Radian On Air Episode 12

National Homeownership Month: Expanding Minority Homeownership

June 24, 2021

More than a half-century since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, homeownership in the U.S. is still significantly unequal. Special guest Lindsey Johnson, President of USMI, and Derek Brummer, Radian’s President of Mortgage, discuss challenges and solutions for reducing the racial homeownership gap and helping make homeownership more accessible to all.

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Cybercrime: Trends, Impacts & Prevention

April 21, 2021

Cybercrime has become one of the most costly crimes in our history. In our newest podcast, Donna Ross, Radian Group's Chief Information Security Officer, joins Jeff Engle, Virtual Training Operations Manager, to discuss the troubling trends of Cybercrime and the impacts to many global industries.

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Radian On Air Episode 10

The Rise of the Build-to-Rent Market

March 22, 2021

With the backdrop of a national housing supply/demand imbalance, a new Build-to-Rent (BTR) micro-market has emerged in the single-family rental industry. Greg Godderidge, Radian's VP, SFR Operations, joins Rachel Stein, Director of Training Initiatives to share his insights on the growing Build-to-Rent market.

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Housing Market Update: 2020 Year-in-Review

February 09, 2021

2020 will go down in the history books for many reasons, but one bright spot in a year of darkness is the performance of the U.S. residential real estate markets. Radian's Steve Gaenzler, SVP, Data & Analytics, joins Brenda Smucker, VP, National Training to discuss the latest insights from the Radian Home Price Index, provided by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC.

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Simplifying Successful Realtor Relationships

January 14, 2021

Loan Officers and real estate agents have a unique relationship. One that continues to evolve with the changes to the real estate industry. In this podcast, homegenius' SVP of Customer Success, Dave McCormick, joins VP of Learning & Development, Brenda Smucker, to discuss how you can build and strengthen that relationship for long-term success.

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