Does Fannie Mae support appraisers?

Does Fannie Mae support appraisers?

Here comes Collateral Underwriter

Higher fees proposed for FHA mortgages

MBA: This is far in excess of what the FHA needs

Royal Bank of Scotland pulls petty mortgage stunt

Here's why we shouldn't be surprised
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Investments

Excessive regulation of mortgage lending drags down bank profit

MBA: Compliance, risk management expense is the new normal
Trey Garrison
Banking revenues were up but there's an elephant in the room called mortgage lending, and around that elephant's neck is an albatross. Guess what its name is.
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HOAs have a new weapon in dealing with delinquencies

Morningstar: Nevada ruling means SFRs should examine exposure
Trey Garrison
A recent Nevada Supreme Court may provide HOAs a much needed tool in dealing with delinquencies. How will it affect SFR risk?
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FHFA: Home prices absolutely flat in September

Home price growth continues to slow
Trey Garrison
Home prices were absolutely flat in September, following a weak August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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Ferguson real estate market slow in wake of riots

Property damage from violence $5 million before grand jury verdict
Trey Garrison
With the grand jury deciding not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the now justified shooting of a suspect who attacked him, many are concerned the protests could turn ugly over the coming days.
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Boston’s top 7 suburbs

The best neighborhoods for home value growth at every price point
Trey Garrison
HousingWire is teaming with BuildZoom to identify the neighborhoods in major metros with the best home value appreciation. Here's how Old Towne breaks out.
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SFR transactions a low risk of inducing downward price spirals

Moody’s: Failure to refi won’t result in forced sell-off
Trey Garrison
A steep drop in home prices would reduce liquidation recoveries in single-family rental securitizations if the transactions must sell properties to repay bondholders, but the risk that a transaction sponsor’s failure to refinance its loan would itself trigger a widespread property price decline that would in turn harm the transaction’s recoveries is low.
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Freddie Mac to make loan-level loss data available to investors

Aims to increase transparency in credit risk-sharing offerings
Ben Lane
"It is important for investors to have this expanded view of credit risk, especially as we continue to grow and evolve our credit risk offerings,” said Kevin Palmer, vice president of single-family strategic credit costing and structuring for Freddie Mac.
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Court rulings in unpaid HOA fees raise risk in RMBS, SFR deals

Moody’s: Newer deals have provisions to mitigate risk
Trey Garrison
A new report from Moody’s Investors Service spotlights how recent rulings by the highest courts in Nevada and Washington, D.C. on unpaid HOA fees raise risk in residential mortgage-backed securities and single-family rental securitizations.
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Fannie Mae partners with Detroit to demolish foreclosed homes

GSE will sell vacant properties to Detroit Land Bank
Ben Lane
In what the parties are calling an “initial transaction,” Fannie announced that it will sell 44 foreclosed properties to the Detroit Land Bank Authority “for a nominal fee,” and contribute funds for the demolition of some of the properties.
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Lag in housing starts, employment drag on October economy

Chicago Fed index shows slowing economic activity
Trey Garrison
The economy slowed in October, with much of the drag coming from a weakness in housing and consumption and a slowdown in employment growth and production.
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