Mortgage

Fannie and Freddie CEOs talk 2021 challenges, controversial 50 bps refi fee

Oct 20, 2020By

Freddie Mac’s David Brickman and Fannie Mae’s Hugh Frater also offered their takes on challenges with affordable housing, racial disparities with homeownership, expectations for 2021 and – yes, you knew it was coming – the 50 bps adverse market fee that’s due to hit lenders doing refis beginning in December.

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How Jonathan Corr’s passion for automation fueled Ellie Mae’s people-centric culture

Oct 19, 2020By

Jonathan Corr served as president and CEO at Ellie Mae before announcing his retirement in September when the company was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange. Joe Tyrrell, Ellie Mae’s COO, succeeded Corr as president of ICE. HousingWire sat down with Corr and Tyrrell for an exclusive look back at the changes in the company and in the mortgage industry during the last two decades, as well as what’s ahead.

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David Stevens writes: “We should all be wary of another set of rules that may be more onerous for this sector of the mortgage market that was not the cause of the last Recession and consists of a group of lenders and servicers that simply follow the rules set by the investors themselves — most of whom are backed by the federal government.”

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