Business News Archive - 2016

Shift to rentals eats into supply of available starter homes

December 1, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Servicers, be sure to share upcoming delivery blackout with colleagues

November 29, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Harvard Joint Center expects unabated growth in home remodeling into next year

November 22, 2016

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by D. E. Rosen
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Multifamily loan acquisitions appear headed for another banner year

November 17, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Lenders and borrowers encouraged to give HARP a try during extension

November 15, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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My View: Homeowners can now tap into home equity to pay down student loan debt

November 10, 2016

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by Jonathan M. Lawless
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Home equity could be an important source of financial security in retirement years

November 8, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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'Green' rentals can save money and preserve affordability

November 3, 2016

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by Aleksandrs Rozens
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Mid America carves out niche in Native American lending

November 1, 2016

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by JB King
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Fannie Mae makes major announcement on Monday at MBA Annual Convention

October 27, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Big changes to investor reporting are right around the corner

October 25, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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5 don't-miss sessions at next week's MBA Annual Convention

October 20, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Decline in small apartment buildings a possible pitfall for affordable rental supply

October 18, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Focus on customers drives best-practice performance

October 13, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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Diversity is imperative for financial services industry, business leaders say

October 11, 2016

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by Laura Lang Haverty
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Wellesley students fondly remember co-creator of Case-Shiller Housing Index

October 6, 2016

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by Susanna Kim
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Higher Education Makes a Difference in Attaining Homeownership

October 4, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Homeowners and Renters – a Tale of Two Charts

September 29, 2016

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by Susanna Kim
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Partnerships Promote Community Lender Involvement in Secondary Market

September 27, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Use of Trended Credit Data among Changes in DU Version 10.0

September 22, 2016

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by Karen Nielsen
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Will Slow Growth Persist for the Remainder of the Year?

September 20, 2016

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by Susanna Kim
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Enhancements Make HomeReady Available to More Homebuyers

September 15, 2016

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by Jonathan Lawless
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Housing Market on the Sunny Side This Summer

September 13, 2016

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by Susanna Kim
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Helping Young Households Find the Housing That's Right for Them

September 8, 2016

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by Anne Segrest McCulloch
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A Few Negatives Creep into Strong Apartment Rental Market

September 6, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Lenders Embrace Tech Innovation to Drive Costs Down, Increase Efficiency

September 1, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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New Orleans Multifamily Market Facing Some Troubled Economic Waters

August 30, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Healing Labor Market Improves the National Foreclosure Picture

August 25, 2016

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by Susanna Kim
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Industry Voice: Housing Counseling Improves Access to Credit

August 23, 2016

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by Lautaro "Lot" Diaz
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GSE Survey Identifies Ways to Speed eMortgage Adoption

August 18, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Cash-only Home Sales Still King in Florida, But Declining

August 16, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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No-Interest Financing Expands Access to Homeownership

August 11, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Millennials May Be Forging Their Own Path to Homeownership

August 9, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Even in the Best of Times for Apartment Rentals, There Can Be Too Much in the Pipeline

August 4, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Industry Voice: 5 Reasons to Outsource Your Mortgage Lending Business

August 2, 2016

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by Jeff McGuiness
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End-to-end Fannie Mae Technology Boosts Volume at First Heritage

July 28, 2016

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by Karen Nielsen
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Brexit Tests Investors' Nerves, But Also Prompts New Refinancing Demand

July 26, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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TRID Can Be Challenging, But Lenders See Opportunities Too

July 21, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Fannie Mae Supports Servicers with Closer Partnership

July 19, 2016

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by Tanya Rutledge
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Good Reads for Great Causes

July 14, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Industry Voice: Upping Our Expertise in Home-buyer Education

July 12, 2016

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by Danielle Samalin
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Women Are a Growing Force in the Mortgage Industry

July 7, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Rising Costs to Originate Mortgages Spurring Innovation

July 5, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Two Marines Moving: Helping Those Who Served Help Homeowners

June 30, 2016

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by D.E. Rosen and Kathy Belleville
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Regina Lowrie: A Leading Force for Gender Equality in Mortgage Banking

June 28, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Tips for Qualifying Self-Employed Borrowers

June 23, 2016

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by Tanya Rutledge
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Lenders Gain Efficiencies with Enhanced Servicing-Released Platform

June 21, 2016

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by Jeff Bounds
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Fannie Mae Index on Consumer Home Buying Sentiment Reflects Improving Housing Market

June 16, 2016

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by Steve Deggendorf
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Industry Voice: The Beat (of Fraud) Goes On

June 14, 2016

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by Kevin Ludden
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First-Time Buyer – First of Six Siblings to Buy – Chooses HomePath

June 9, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Multifamily Lenders Like What They See in Fannie Mae’s New DUS Portal

June 7, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Young Adults Applying to Mom-and-Dad Bank for Down Payment Help

June 2, 2016

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by Adam Korengold
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Industry Voice: Serving the Needs of Extended-Income Households with HomeReady

May 31, 2016

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by Michael Conley
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MBA Chief Economist Wary of Interest Rate Hikes, Rising Lending Costs

May 26, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Industry Voice: Risk Managers Can’t Afford to Ignore Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

May 24, 2016

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by Rick Hill
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HAMP Borrowers Can Still Refinance with HARP, But Time Is Running Out

May 19, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Consider Telling Your Customers to Shop Around for a Mortgage

May 17, 2016

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by Adam Korengold
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Five Don't-Miss Opportunities at Next Week's MBA Conference

May 12, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Servicers: Innovate With the Consumer in Mind

May 10, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Huntington Bank and Quicken Loans Still Pushing HARP Hard

May 5, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Technology Is Changing How We Buy and Sell Homes

May 3, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Umpqua Bank Provides Affordable Mortgage for Bay Area Family

April 28, 2016

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by Jeff Bounds
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Why We Appreciate the High-Touch Help HFAs Can Offer

April 26, 2016

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by Mary Ann McGarry
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Vacancy Rates Are Higher than Average in Some Southern Markets

April 21, 2016

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by D.E. Rosen
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Why the UCD Is Good News for the Whole Industry

April 19, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Fannie Mae Improves Energy-Efficient Mortgage Program

April 14, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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When Life Threw This Houston Astro a Curve, He Came Back Swinging

April 12, 2016

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by Adam Korengold
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Video: HomeReady Mortgage Benefits Lake Mortgage Customer

April 7, 2016

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by Housing Industry Forum Staff
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STAR Program Evolving with the Times

April 5, 2016

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by Don Geiger
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Trended Data Gives Lenders a Richer Credit History

March 31, 2016

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by Laura Lang Haverty
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SMDU Offers Efficiency for Bulk Streamlined Modification Offers

March 29, 2016

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by Don Geiger
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Century Mortgage Rolls Out Marketing Plan for HomeReady Mortgage

March 24, 2016

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by Karen Nielsen
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A Day in the Life of a Fannie Mae HomePath Listing Agent

March 22, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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New Processes Drive Loan Quality Improvement

March 17, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Stamping Out Mortgage Fraud – One Transaction at a Time

March 15, 2016

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by Cathie Ericson
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Streamlined Fannie Mae Guidelines Help Lenders Eyeing Hot Condo Market

March 10, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Lenders, Borrowers Differ on Mobile Technology Priorities

March 8, 2016

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by Adam Korengold
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Desktop Underwriter Turns 21, Continues to 'Transform Industry'

March 3, 2016

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by Karen Nielsen
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Tweet Your Questions for Access-to-Credit Twitter Chat

March 1, 2016

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by Nicholas Barron
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Out-of-the Box Approach Helps Lenders and Their Qualified Borrowers

February 25, 2016

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by Karen Nielsen
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Changes to Investor Reporting Bring Fannie Mae Closer to CSP Integration

February 23, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Behind Fannie Mae's Technology Push: An Interview with Stephen Pawlowski

February 18, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Industry Wrap: Quicken and SoFi Take Very Different Approaches to Test Super Bowl Ad Waters

February 18, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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Join Fannie Mae at the MBA Servicing Conference

February 16, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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Fannie Mae Connect: Improving the Customer Experience

February 11, 2016

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by Don Geiger
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Industry Wrap: Affordability the Magic Word for Sturdy Housing Growth

February 11, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Why 'Simple' Matters to Credit Unions

February 09, 2016

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by Tim Mislansky
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Electronic Mortgage Apps Give Lenders and Borrowers a Smoother Ride

February 04, 2016

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by Tim Ahern
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Industry Wrap: Young Adults Are Earning More, Starting to Buy Homes

February 04, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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New Whole Loan Committing Grids Enhance Certainty of Execution

February 02, 2016

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by Jeff Bounds
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Community Land Trust Lending Update, Part 2

January 28, 2016

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by Jeff Bounds
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Industry Wrap: Affordability Becomes the Hot Topic of 2016 in Home Building, Buying and Renting

January 28, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Banking, Like the Rest of Society, Is Becoming More Culturally Diverse

January 28, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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Community Land Trust Lending Update, Part 1

January 26, 2016

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by Jeff Bounds
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Streamlined Modification Changes Increase Borrower Eligibility

January 21, 2016

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by Don Geiger
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A Healthier Housing Market in 2016 May Put the Crunch on Affordability for Some Buyers

January 21, 2016

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by HIF Staff
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Industry Wrap: Kevin O'Leary and Doug Duncan Square Off on 'Closing Bell' Over Housing Market

January 21, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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The Story Behind Fannie Mae's HomeReady Mortgage

January 19, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Effective Use of Collateral Underwriter Saves Time, Money While Improving Appraisal Quality

January 14, 2016

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by Kerry Curry
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Industry Wrap: Economists Speculate Next Rate Hike in March, Says Reuters

January 14, 2016

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by Laura Haverty
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Congratulations! You're Approved with Fannie Mae But Now What?

January 12, 2016

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by Tanya Rutledge
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