Articles by Jacob Gaffney

FHFA head says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can be released without Congressional consent

Trump administration may forego legislative solution
Bloomberg report: "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new overseer said the mortgage giants can be freed from government control even if Congress doesn’t pass a housing-finance overhaul, while signaling that lawmakers will get 'more than sufficient time' to come up with a plan of their own."
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loanDepot parts ways with top mortgage loan officer

Lender confirms end of relationship with Brian Decker
It’s been a rough April for top mortgage loan officer Brian Decker. On April 10, LendingLife reported that Decker voluntarily surrendered his California MLO license. Now, loanDepot confirms: "Brian Decker no longer represents loanDepot as of April 16, 2019."
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Dying malls resurrected in multifamily markets

Follow the money with these 3 new multifamily deals
A popular solution favors converting failing retail space into multifamily, mixed-use developments. And it's finding big backers with even bigger pockets, with three deals emerging this week alone. For a recent example, look no further than right here.
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