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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

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

Residential | June 2016 
GSEs Remain in Full Gear
  At a glance Fannie, Freddie offer other tools The GSEs provide many tools for use by industry professionals, includin...
By Terry Mott, central divisional manager, Academy Mortgage Corp.

Residential | June 2016 
Collateral Underwriter Is Helping to Foster Appraisal Clarity
When Fannie Mae launched its appraisal risk-assessment tool Collateral Underwriter (CU), there was a lot of apprehension among many lenders and appraisers that this new process would imp...
By Penny Pitts-Duyan, vice president of the Southwest Fulfillment Center, Mountain West Financial Inc.

Residential | June 2016 
Trends Signal a Potential Liquidity Crisis Ahead
Author Malcolm Gladwell’s famous book “The Tipping Point” illustrates how even small events or details can have major consequences by essentially acting as the straw that breaks the camel’s back. ...
By Wes Miller, CEO and co-founder, ATS Secured

Commercial | May 2016 
Underwriting Standards Evolve
It is no secret to anyone in the industry that since the economic recovery started, commercial real estate investment has been one of the hottest markets in the U.S. In fact, a national commercial pro...
By Ben Miller, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors; and Casey Siggins, director, Franklin Street Capital Advisors

 
 

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