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  • Former CoreLogic exec named general counsel at Fannie Mae

    Terry Theologides will bring his legal expertise to the GSE
    Fannie Mae has brought on former CoreLogic exec Stergios "Terry" Theologides to serve as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Theologides worked previously as CoreLogic’s SVP, general counsel and secretary, where he helped guide strategic initiatives and advised on matters related to compliance, information security and enterprise risk.
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  • Fannie Mae names two additions to its board of directors

    Welcomes Google Assistant Treasurer Karin Kimbrough and Coinbase legal pro Brian Brooks
    Fannie Mae has announced the appointment of Karin Kimbrough and Brian Brooks to its board of directors, two heavy-hitters with legit banking, tech and legal expertise. Kimbrough works as assistant treasurer for Google, while Brooks is chief legal officer at Coinbase Capital.
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  • Fannie Mae: Home sales will stabilize in 2019

    But affordability remains key challenge
    Home sales will stabilize this year, with a solid labor market and strong household formations driving demand, Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group stated in its March outlook. But while slowing home price appreciation and lower mortgage rates have improved affordability, it will continue to be a challenge in 2019.
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  • New York man admits to playing key role in massive multifamily real estate scandal

    Scam defrauded M&T Bank, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, others
    A New York man has admitted to taking part in a massive multifamily real estate scandal that harkens back to some of the darkest parts of the housing crisis, including fake residents, fake incomes, and inflated mortgages. The charges stem from an investigation that the Wall Street Journal previously called “one of the biggest mortgage-fraud probes since the financial crisis.”
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  • Mortgage lender optimism grows as borrower demand heightens

    Although lender outlook fell 8% in Q1, it's a significant improvement from the previous quarter
    In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae's Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous quarter. Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Doug Duncan said lenders appear less pessimistic regarding mortgage demand expectations; thus their profit margin outlook over the next three months is also slightly improved.
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  • Is Fannie, Freddie's role in the housing market beginning to shrink?

    A growing number of non-conforming loans are flowing to the private market as investors get in on the game
    Private investors are buying non-conforming mortgage loans – which are usually the domain of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – at a growing rate. According to The Wall Street Journal, the number of loans that meet Fannie and Freddie standards for purchase are instead flowing to the private market. Banks and financial institutions are pooling them into bonds and selling them to investors without government backing, the WSJ said, calling it a consequential sign of changing dynamics.
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  • HUD to lenders: We are not denying mortgages to DACA Dreamers

    The status quo remains, for now
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, Department of Agriculture, and Fannie Mae are not denying mortgages to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, the agencies told HousingWire this week. That’s in spite of what some in the mortgage industry are claiming the agencies are saying about lending to DACA recipients, also called Dreamers.
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  • Housing industry to FHFA: Go slow on GSE reform

    Letter encourages agency to make affordable housing a priority
    Talk of housing reform is heating up, and now several members of the housing industry are encouraging the FHFA not to go too fast, and to make sure affordable housing remains a priority throughout the process.
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