Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

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While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

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2018 Rising Stars: Chrissa Pagitsas

Director of Green Financing at Fannie Mae

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Chrissa Pagitsas currently serves as secretary treasurer on the U.S. Green Building Council and is a former advisory council member for the Urban Land Institute, Center for Sustainability. Under Pagitsas’ guidance, Fannie Mae has demonstrated innovation in multifamily green financing by offering the first major issuance of Green Mortgage Backed Security and the first issuance of a Green Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC).

The company was named the largest global green bond issuer in the U.S. by Climate Bond Initiative in 2017. To initiate transformative change, Pagitsas created a team of green financing subject matter experts within Fannie Mae’s multifamily business. Pagitsas also partnered with the multifamily capital markets team, Fannie Mae’s independent trading desk, to create the structure of the resulting green MBS and explore the socially responsible investment needs of the Fannie Mae multifamily MBS investor community.

brochWHAT IS ONE THING YOU WOULD TELL A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?

Have a big vision but also recognize that it will take a while to achieve it. Change in people, systems and markets doesn’t happen overnight. So stay focused on the big vision and over time remove the barriers to the change.

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