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FM Commentary - Archive 2013
December 23, 2013

Research Papers Analyze Key Aspects of Multifamily Mortgage Market


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by Jeffery Hayward
Senior Vice President, Multifamily Mortgage Business


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December 9, 2013

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth


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by Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist


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December 5, 2013

Deconsolidation in the Primary Mortgage Market: A Temporary or Structural Trend?


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by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning; Economic & Strategic Research


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November 26, 2013

ELMORE Assists Struggling Florida Homeowners with their Reverse Mortgages


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by Joy Cianci
Senior Vice President of Making Home Affordable® and Foreclosure Prevention


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November 20, 2013

Multifamily Securities to be Included in Barclays' Indices


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by Josh Seiff
Director, Multifamily Capital Markets


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October 31, 2013

Delinquent Mortgage Borrowers Grow More Favorable Toward Homeownership


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by Steve Deggendorf
Director, Business Strategy, Economic & Strategic Research


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October 29, 2013

Should Lenders Have Zero-Defect-Rate Targets for Loan Production Quality?


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by Steve Spies
Vice President, Loan Quality and Lender Assessment


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October 17, 2013

Hispanics More Likely To Expect To Buy a Home in Three Years, Despite Mortgage Concerns


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by Sarah Shahdad
Strategic Planning Analyst, Economic and Strategic Research Group


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October 4, 2013

Desktop Underwriter Clarification: How DU Identifies and Underwrites a Previous Foreclosure or Preforeclosure Sale


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by Stephen Pawlowski
Senior Vice President for Business Solution Initiatives, Single-Family Mortgage Business


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October 3, 2013

Homeownership Rate Continues to Drop, But Housing Affordability Improves Substantially


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by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic and Strategic Research Group


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September 20, 2013

Providing Transparency to the Market – Fannie Mae's Credit Risk Management Practices


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by Andrew Bon Salle
Executive Vice President, Single-Family Underwriting, Pricing, and Capital Markets


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September 16, 2013

Is the Development and Design of Multifamily Rental Housing In Line with Recent Trends?


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by Tanya Zahalak
Economist, Multifamily Economics and Market Research


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September 11, 2013

Streamlined Modification Program Helps Struggling Homeowners Overcome Administrative Barriers


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by Bill Cleary
Vice President for Credit Portfolio Strategies


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August 29, 2013

Improving Our Mortgage Help Model


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by Leslie Peeler
Senior Vice President, National Servicing Organization


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August 15, 2013

Projected Slowdown in Labor Force Growth Suggests Weaker Future Housing Activity


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by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning for Economic & Strategic Research Group


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July 30, 2013

Providing Liquidity to the Market -- Fannie Mae's Single-Family Whole Loan Conduit (a.k.a. The Cash Commitment Window)


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by Renee Schultz
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Single-Family Products and Business Initiatives


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July 24, 2013

Immigrant Homeowners Hit Hard During the Housing Collapse, but Experience Varies by Country of Birth


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by Michael Cevarr
Economist, Business Strategy, Economic & Strategic Research Group


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July 16, 2013

The Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates on the Housing Recovery


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by Mark Palim
Vice President, Applied Economic and Housing Research Economic & Strategic Research


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June 27, 2013

Manufactured Homes: A Shrinking Source of Low-Cost Housing


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by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning for Economic & Strategic Research Group


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June 6, 2013

Renters: Satisfied but Reaching for Homeownership


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by Sarah Shahdad
Strategic Planning Analyst, Economic and Strategic Research Group


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May 13, 2013

Opening Doors to Affordable Housing Finance


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by Jennifer Whip
Vice President – Customer Management


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May 8, 2013

Fannie Mae Acquisition of Qualified Mortgages


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by John Forlines
Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Single-Family


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May 6, 2013

When the Housing Market Returns to "Normal," How Much Will Residential Construction Employment Rebound?


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by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning for Economic & Strategic Research Group


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March 14, 2013

Transitioning to "normal": What does a healthy housing market look like and how far off is it?


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by Brian Hughes-Cromwick
Economist, Business Strategy - Economic & Strategic Research


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March 6, 2013

What Motivates Underwater Borrowers to Refinance?


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by Tom Seidenstein
Vice President for Financial Markets and Policy Research, Economic & Strategic Research


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February 20, 2013

Speeding Up Short Sales: A Good Alternative for Families Facing Foreclosure


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by Tim McCallum
Director, Real Estate Asset Management - Short Sales


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January 22, 2013

Understanding Fannie Mae Delivery Limits


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by John Nichols
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer


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The views expressed in these articles reflect the personal views of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of any other person, including Fannie Mae or its Conservator. Any figures or estimates included in an article are solely the responsibility of the author.