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Residential | March 2019 
Untangling the GSE Mess
At the end of October 2018, Mark Calabria, who would just weeks later  become the nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), said the Trump administration was committed to ending the c...
By Dick Lepre, senior loan adviser, RPM Mortgage

Commercial | February 2019 
Economic Trends Favor the Multifamily Market
With a seemingly more hawkish Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, in place, coupled with a humming economy, many are anticipating a continued rise in interest rates. Some fear that will lead to h...
By Adam S. Finkel, co-founder, Tower Capital

Commercial | February 2019 
Niche Products Open Doors
Niche loan products and services are the key to any successful marketing campaign. They enable commercial mortgage brokers to establish new referral sources that otherwise may not have been responsive...
By Rob Diodato, president, York Commercial Finance

Commercial | February 2019 
Smaller Cities Have Big Potential
The past decade has ushered in a new age of the American city. Economics, demographics and lifestyle preferences have fueled this shift, which has afforded many small and midsize cities the chance to ...
By Brandon Pate, vice president, Hunt Real Estate Capital

Residential | February 2019 
Reliable Credit Scoring Is Vital for Homebuying
Key Points Evaluating an alternative credit-scoring model ...
By Joanne Gaskin, vice president of scores and analytics, FICO

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, president, 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

 
 

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