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Residential | November 2018 
New Mortgage Application Puts Everyone on the Same Page
As mortgage lending becomes more digital in every step of the process, lenders, investors and regulators are taking a long hard look at the data underlying every loan. For all of the parties to commun...
By Susan Graham, president and chief operating officer, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc.

Commercial | August 2018 
Plant More Possibilities
With the Great Recession in the distant past, the economics  of residential real estate have regained a measure of value and stability. Although risk remains, single-family rental (SFR) homes are emer...
By Sean Tierney, executive vice president, A10 Capital

Residential | July 2018 
The GSEs Are Spreading Their Wings
The news is replete with stories about rising rates, low home inventories and rising home prices. All of these factors have contributed to an affordability crunch for many Americans looking to...
By Paul Isola, regional vice president of operations, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Residential | July 2018 
Be Prepared for the GSE Road Ahead
The federal tax overhaul passed late last year lowered the value of some tax-deferred assets on the books of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That, along with other ...
By Susan Graham, president and chief operating officer, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc.

Residential | July 2018 
Fill Your Toolbox With the Right Loans
Achieving the dream of homeownership has never been more attainable and more attractive for all income levels, thanks to historically low interest rates over the past decade. Although rates are rising...
By Laura Brandao, chief operating officer, American Financial Resources

Commercial | July 2018 
The Rental-Home Market Has a Big Footprint
Many people are shocked to learn that the single-family rental market represents the majority of rental-housing stock in the U.S. Structures of four or fewer units comprise 53 percent of all rental ho...
By Christopher Hoeffel, chief financial officer, CoreVest Finance

Residential | July 2018 
Blazing a Trail Through the GSE Jungle
In just two months, it will be the 10-year anniversary of the federal government putting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship. This past April, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that...
By Bill Giambrone, president and CEO, Platinum Home Mortgage

Commercial | June 2018 
The Quest for a Common Digital Language
Much of the appeal of investing in commercial real estate is that it is a tangible asset. For many lenders, buyers and commercial mortgage brokers assessing multifamily properties, however, what is ev...
By Elliot Vermes, founder, redIQ

Commercial | May 2018 
Eco-Consciousness Is Within Reach
The combination of higher interest rates, compressed cap rates and increased operating costs have forced many players in the commercial real estate sector to search for alternatives to save on financi...
By Igor Zhizhin, president, American Street Capital LLC

Commercial | April 2018 
Foster Green Investments
For commercial-property owners, investing in energy efficiency is increasingly moving from a nice-to-have perk to a must-deploy business tool. As energy costs and estimates of energy use within the U....
By Emily McLaughlin, senior associate, Institute for Market Transformation

Commercial | January 2018 
Viewpoint: Commercial Real Estate Remains on Solid Footing
The commercial real estate market has experienced substantial growth and evolution, and continues to be a vital sector of the U.S. economy. As evidence of that fact, according to research by the Mortg...
By Rodrigo Lopez, executive chairman, AmeriSphere Properties

Commercial | January 2018 
Scale the Multifamily Mountain
Agency-based loans through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RHS), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have plenty of advantages, making them...
By Alex Cohen, CEO, Liberty SBF

Commercial | August 2017 
Duty to Serve
Freddie Mac’s proposed Duty to Serve plan seeks to bring liquidity, stability and cost-effectiveness to housing markets that have been underserved for generations. While Freddie Mac serves all segment...
By David Leopold, vice president, Freddie Mac Multifamily

Commercial | July 2017 
Navigate the GSE Highway
Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, no other market players have had a greater impact on the multifamily lending industry than Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As of this past May, Fannie and Freddie ...
By Igor Zhizhin, president, American Street Capital LLC

Residential | May 2017 
Navigating Red Flags
The valuation industry will always involve a human element. Whether it is an experienced appraiser taking note of the physical condition of a roof or a mortgage originator diving into the materiality ...
By Richard Garrie, chief appraiser, United States Appraisals

 
 

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