FM Commentary

FM Commentary
September 11, 2014

Transforming Multifamily Housing: Fannie Mae's Green Initiative and ENERGY STAR® for Multifamily

by Chrissa Pagitsas
Director, Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Initiative

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Energy performance has a major impact on the quality and affordability of multifamily housing. Rising utility rates create financial risk for owners of multifamily properties and reduce affordability for tenants. Unfortunately, there has been very little information and key metrics available to the multifamily industry regarding the energy performance of multifamily properties ... until now.

In the newly released white paper Transforming Multifamily Housing: Fannie Mae's Green Initiative and ENERGY STAR® for Multifamily...Read more »

August 27, 2014

Top Questions Lenders Are Asking About Servicing Rights and Execution Options

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

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As mortgage lenders continue to expand and adapt their business in today's market environment, many lenders have posed a variety of questions about mortgage servicing rights, the creation of servicing rights, the ownership of servicing cash flows, the requirements for servicing transfers, and options to sell servicing.

Servicing of mortgage loans can be an important, valuable component of a lender's business and we thought it would be helpful to address some of these topics ...Read more »

August 25, 2014

Homeownership Rate Gap Between Immigrants and the Native-Born Population Narrowed During the Last Decade

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by Azanaw Mengistu
Business Analyst, Economic and Strategic Research
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August 14, 2014

New Lender Survey Suggests QM Will Impact Credit Standards and Operational Costs

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by Li-Ning Huang
Senior Manager, Business Strategy, Economic & Strategic Research
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December 23, 2013

Research Papers Analyze Key Aspects of Multifamily Mortgage Market

by Jeffery Hayward
Senior Vice President, Multifamily Mortgage Business
December 9, 2013

An Uneven Recovery in Household Wealth

by Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
December 5, 2013

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

by Gerry Flood
Director, Strategic Planning, Economic & Strategic Research
November 26, 2013

ELMORE Assists Struggling Florida Homeowners with their Reverse Mortgages

by Joy Cianci
Senior Vice President of Making Home Affordable® and Foreclosure Prevention
November 27, 2012

Mortgage Borrowers May Be Leaving Money on the Table by Using Less Effective Mortgage Shopping Strategies

by Steve Deggendorf
Director, Economic & Strategic Research
November 15, 2012

Rental Resurgence Marked by Single-Family Expansion and Diverging Affordability Trends for Owners and Renters

by Patrick Simmons
Director, Strategic Planning for Economic & Strategic Research Group
November 9, 2012

Fannie Mae Supports Our Military

by Bill Cleary
Vice President for Credit Portfolio Strategies
November 7, 2012

Helping the Homeless in Communities Across the Country

by Rosie Allen Herring
Community Investments & Engagement