It’s been more than three years since Freddie Mac rolled out a conventional mortgage that only required a 3% down payment for certain borrowers. But now, Freddie Mac is about to supercharge its 3% down program and launch a widespread expansion of the offering that puts Freddie Mac in direct competition for mortgage business with the FHA. Click the headline for the full story.
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Join more than 3,000 commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals at the must-attend industry event February 19-22 in San Diego for four days of networking, relationship building and deal making. MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2017 (CREF17) is the place that offers unrivaled access to key industry leaders, CEOs and expert panelists who discuss the latest industry trends, regulatory developments and strategies to succeed in today's dynamic marketplace.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Same Price, More Time
We're opening early this year so you have more time to save on CREF17 and giving you 2016 pricing. What more could you ask for? Register now to take advantage of substantial discounts. Early registration savings end November 1.
Are you 35 years of age or younger and currently an MBA member? If so, you're eligible to receive a $600 discount. Simply enter your birth month and year via the online form to take advantage of exclusive savings.
Who Should Attend?
CREF17 is the event for all commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals, including:
Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers, loan producers, investors and servicers
Pension fund advisors and life insurance company investment officers
Conduits, commercial banks, savings banks, credit corporations and other lenders
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA originators, seller-servicers, and mortgagees
Investment banks and Ginnie Mae issuers
Loan underwriters, credit officers, analysts, data providers, guarantors, service providers and other professionals, and
Anyone with an interest in commercial and multifamily real estate finance
This year’s HW Tech100 features a much more expansive landscape than ever before. Winners included heavy hitters and innovative disruptors. Even new tech players in the blockchain space are joining the party now. Other exciting developments can be seen on the identity-protection and fraud-prevention sides. But make no mistake, the name of the game in tech, these days, is lending, lending, lending.
The evolution from a paper-based process to this era of big data is astounding. Consider that according to IBM, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. The Internet of Things — your thermostat, refrigerator, even your kid’s Barbie doll — is increasing that data exponentially. For mortgage companies, that data represents a treasure trove more valuable than the gold bars stacked in the vault at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, but only if they can figure out how to harness it for their specific business. Fortunately, scores of fintech companies are ready to help.
Accurate, trustworthy valuations require taking a deeper look. That’s why it’s important to have a valuation expert independently review every valuation report and determine whether it makes sense. The most trustworthy valuation providers have a team of highly trained reviewers on staff who diligently analyze every comparable on a valuation report and ask: “Will a potential buyer consider this property similar to the subject property?”