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Articles about Fannie Mae


Commercial | July 2019 
Full Steam Ahead
Less than a decade ago, Fannie Mae began an untested concept, embarking on a new program to finance so-called green apartment buildings. The movement to make apartments more energy and water efficient...
By Karyn Sper, director of multifamily green and healthy-housing financing, Fannie Mae

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 | November 2018 
Grab onto Affordable-Housing Solutions
A lack of affordable housing continues to plague the United States. There simply isn’t enough new construction in either the for-sale or rental categories to meet today’s needs. Several factors ...
By Pat Jackson, CEO, Sabal Capital Partners LLC

Residential | October 2018 
A Manufactured-Housing Boom Could Be Coming
With an insufficient inventory of traditional stick-built homes available and as the resale market for these single-family houses continues to be robust, the nation could b...
By Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operations officer, American Financial Resources Inc.

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 
You Should Learn More About These Loan Options
Since 1934, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans have proven to be a popular choice for first-time homebuyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers, or those with less-than-stellar credit histor...
By Francis A. Betancourt-Molina, senior vice president, Florida Capital Bank Mortgage

Residential | May 2018 
Underwriting Predictability Is the Elephant in the Room
In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis, Congress imposed consumer protection rules on mortgage loan originators that made the underwriting process more complicated and riskier. Financial problems...
By Scott Olson, executive director, Community Home Lenders Association

Commercial | April 2018 
Green Financing Benefits Business
Issuance of so-called green bonds, which are backed by mortgages on climate-friendly assets, hit a record $155.5 billion worldwide in 2017. This year, that figure could reach $250 billion to ...
By Chrissa Pagitsas, director, Fannie Mae multifamily green-financing business

Commercial | March 2018 
Senior Housing’s Fruitful Appeal
Imagine coming home to a spacious, open living space equipped with marble countertops, hardwood floors and an in-unit washer and dryer. Outside your front door are expansive common spaces filled with ...
By Trace Wilson, director, PGIM Real Estate Finance

Commercial | February 2018 
Keep Micros in Mind
  Definition Micro unit There is not a standard defi...
By Peter Clasquin, managing director, Hunt Mortgage Group

Residential | October 2017 
Flip the Switch on Mortgage Technology
The mortgage industry may be a late arrival to the computer age, but the advent of digital mortgages and financial-technology innovation has disrupted mortgage originations in a transformation that li...
By Brian Fritton, chief technology officer, Patch of Land

Residential | September 2017 
Streamline Your Refi Business
Although refinance business has declined in general over the past year, it still represents a significant portion of the mortgage origination market, particularly during the purcha...
By Rey Maninang, senior vice president and national sales director, Carrington Mortgage Services LLC

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 
The Divine Promise of Paperless
The introduction of Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty initiative this past October provided what Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mayopoulos described in a press release as “a major step forwa...
By Seth Kronemeyer, vice president and vertical-marketing leader, Equifax Mortgage Services

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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