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HousingWire.com Reaches Growth Milestone During First Quarter of 2014

Independent Data Ranks HousingWire.com as the Most-Read Website in the Mortgage Finance Industry

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- Data recently released publicly by independent website traffic-ranking specialist Compete.com for February 2014 saw HousingWire.com place as the top digital news property in the U.S. mortgage industry among 13 of the industry's most commonly-read online news destinations.

HousingWire.com's Compete rank for the month was 19,189, beating out twelve other competing media outlets for the top spot in February.

In addition to HousingWire, other titles analyzed included: Mortgage News Daily, American Banker, DS News, National Mortgage News, Mortgage Servicing News, Origination News, Mortgage Professional America, Mortgage Daily, Mortgage Orb, The M Report, Inside Mortgage Finance and National Mortgage Professional. Six of the 13 titles analyzed via Compete.com posted website traffic numbers too low to be considered for a ranking.

"We've seen tremendous growth in our digital footprint to start 2014, and our website audience is an important part of that," said Paul Jackson, CEO and publisher at HousingWire. "A digital media platform is only as valuable as its audience, and so it's good to see independent, publicly-available data that backs up the significant audience growth we've observed with our own internal metrics."

"In the middle of last year, we adopted a bold plan to refocus our business on the future of digital media, and this latest data proves that we're on the right track," said Richard Bitner, President at HousingWire. "We've got much more work to do, and I'm looking forward to executing our strategy in the months and quarters ahead."

Compete.com's website ranking data is the result of sophisticated panel data collection, and is recognized as a leading authority on relative & comparative website traffic trends.

Each site analyzed, and their February 2014 Compete rank, are as follows:

1. HousingWire.com: 19,189
2. MortgageNewsDaily.com: 20,503
3. AmericanBanker.com: 33,564
4. DSNews.com: 46,675
5. NationalMortgageNews.com*: 50,353
6. MPAMag.com: Insufficient traffic to rank
7. MortgageDaily.com: Insufficient traffic to rank
8. MortgageOrb.com: Insufficient traffic to rank
9. TheMReport.com: Insufficient traffic to rank
10. InsideMortgageFinance.com: Insufficient traffic to rank
11. NationalMortgageProfessional.com: Insufficient traffic to rank

* The National Mortgage News domain includes Mortgage Servicing News and Origination News titles

About HousingWire:

HousingWire is the nation's most influential industry news source covering the U.S. housing economy, spanning residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations. The company's news, commentary, magazine content, industry directories, and events give more than one million industry professionals each year the insight they need to make better, more informed business decisions. Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B2B Banking/Business/Finance category, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International. Learn more at http://www.housingwire.com.

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