Tag Archive: Fannie Mae

How A Biden Presidency Could Change Real Estate

What happens if the major polls are right and the upcoming election results in a change of administrations, if Trump is out and Biden is in? How might the housing sector change? One place to look is the 2020 Democratic… Read More »

Presidential Vote Winner to Face Big Real Estate & Mortgage Issues in 2021

The election season is in full swing and the outcome for one side or the other is hardly assured. What’s certain is that big problems will be in place after the Inauguration regardless of who wins. How will the winner… Read More »

New Fannie Mortgage Recognizes It Takes a Village for Some Homebuyers to Qualify

A new mortgage product will be available to borrowers later this year, one which represents the first step toward recognizing a widespread reality, the fact that many home purchases in America fall outside the outdated norm of one house, one… Read More »

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: Too Profitable To Dump?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are back in the news, in large measure for the crime of being too profitable and raising a very uncomfortable question: When will shareholders get back their companies? The two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) were seized… Read More »

Fannie’s New Appraisal System Could Scuttle Deals, Appraiser Warn

A newly released federal online property valuation tool has the appraisal industry in an uproar. On Jan. 26, Fannie Mae rolled out its Collateral Underwriter (CU) program, a new risk assessment tool to help lenders manage appraisal quality. Fannie is… Read More »

Federal Housing Agency Loosens Mortgage Rules

Speaking to the nation’s largest lender trade group, the government’s chief housing regulator outlined plans to reassure mortgage bankers that fear  they could suffer losses on the loans they sell to the government. “As lenders, you play a central role… Read More »

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