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Fannie Mae

Mortgage lenders prefer spending on consumer-facing tech upgrades

Mortgage lenders prefer to invest in improvements to their consumer-facing technology because it offers a better return than similar spending on back-end processes,...
Non-QM

Education needed to boost non-QM lending even with patch’s end

Non-qualified mortgage originations have been on a growth spurt the last two years, growth that has been underpinned by standardization of product terminology...
MCAI

Jumbo mortgage credit availability at record levels: MBA

September's increase in mortgage credit availability was driven by the expansion of jumbo and other nonconforming products to record levels, which overcame a...
Fannie-education

Fannie Mae tightens grip on homebuyer education requirements

Fannie Mae is tightening its grip on homebuyer education requirements, particularly for first-time homebuyers and purchasers utilizing high loan-to-value mortgages."We believe homeownership education...
CMBS delinquencies

Slowing economy in 4Q will not hurt CMBS sector: Morningstar

The commercial mortgage-backed securities sector will weather the fourth quarter's slowing but steady growth in the U.S. economy, as better loan performance counters...
Freddie Mac gives lenders access to more merged credit-report vendors

Freddie Mac gives lenders access to more merged credit-report vendors

Freddie Mac is increasing the number of companies offering merged reports from the credit bureaus through integrations with its Loan Product Advisor automated...
Freddie Mac said to test artificial intelligence underwriting model

Freddie Mac said to test artificial intelligence underwriting model

Freddie Mac's efforts to expand access to credit could include the use of a technology firm's artificial intelligence-driven consumer-risk model, according to The...
MBA-Maturities

Lower mortgage rates could aid CMBS if underwriting holds up: Fitch

The recent run of lower interest rates may bode well for today's commercial mortgage-backed securities, unless it's undermined by an increase in leverage,...
Rates and refis

Higher 30-year mortgage rates erode more borrowers’ incentive to refi

The number of mortgage holders with refinancing potential dropped by 1.5 million as the average long-term rate for home loans continued to rise,...
TenX

Commercial real estate activity rises in 2Q, but prices flatten

Commercial real estate transaction volume rebounded in the second quarter from a poor first three months of 2019, although property price growth plateaued,...

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