Archive for May, 2017


Fannie Mae Wins Four Securitization Awards from GlobalCapital

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Release of Blueprint for Restoring Safety and Soundness to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 am EDT, Moelis Company (NYSE:MC), a leading global independent investment bank, will host a teleconference and webinar to unveil a Blueprint for Restoring Safety and Soundness to the GSEs (the “Blueprint”). The Blueprint is a detailed proposal to end government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, […]

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Fannie Mae Hits $1 Trillion Milestone for Credit Risk Sharing Transactions

Through Fannie Mae’s market-leading credit risk management capabilities, the company acts as an intermediary between lenders and investors by setting standards, providing credit risk management oversight, and maintaining stability through business cycles. By developing a suite of credit risk-sharing initiatives, the company offers opportunities for financial institutions to invest in the credit performance of its […]

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Get Real: Placester and the NAR Give Big Marketing Boost to Realtors

Last year, Realtors spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. Now, to help reduce those business costs, real estate website and marketing platform Placester is extending its partnership with the National Association of Realtors to bring a basic “NAR Edition” website to the association’s 1.2 million members at no charge. NAR members will […]

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Fannie Mae EXCLUSIVE: The crisis in affordable rental housing, Part 2

Read Part 1 of this guest blog here. While the need to build or rehabilitate more affordable units is urgent, we can’t simply build our way out of the rental housing crisis. Instead, we need to find a way to help lower-income households afford the housing that is available to them. Communities are doing this […]

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Fannie Mae to stop selling properties to company using rent-to-own strategy

Fannie Mae, the mortgage finance firm controlled by the federal government, has stopped selling properties to a company engaging in controversial rent-to-own practices, the New York Times reported. Vision Property Management LLC, which has 137 properties listed in Michigan — about seven in Detroit — has been using a business model popular since the financial […]

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Freddie Mac forecasts more than 6 million home sales in 2017 …

A combination of strong job growth and low mortgage rates is helping to propel the housing industry towards one of its best years in decades, even as economic growth elsewhere in the country is weakening. That’s according to Freddie Mac’s latest Outlook report for May, which marks a change from the mortgage giants most recent […]

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Bass tourney raises funds for MDA

The Fayette/Nicholas Beckley Board of Realtors hosted a bass fishing tournament April 30 on Summersville Lake and raised over $1,000 to donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The muscular dystrophies are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration. The funds from the event help MDA provide services and […]

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Cape Fear Realtors receives national awards | WilmingtonBiz

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Silicon Valley Realtors take home ownership concerns to the Capitol

Realtor leadership from around the country converged on Washington, D.C. last week for the National Association of Realtors annual legislative meetings, advocating on behalf of home ownership and private property rights. The delegation from the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors met with U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo, Jackie Speier, and Ro Khanna. The Realtors covered a breadth […]

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