Carisa Chappell

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Appraisal Groups Tell Congress to Make GSEs Do Away with Waivers
September 11, 2017 As a result, they urge the GSEs to do away with the appraisal waiver program for now…

International Monetary Fund Favors a Fannie-Freddie Merger
September 11, 2017 The IMF, of course, has no jurisdiction whatsoever over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…

First-Time Homebuyers Begin to Shape the Housing Market, Prices
September 8, 2017 It appears that 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for the first-time homebuyer market…

Former FHLB President Pollock: Bailout of GSE Sub Debt was a Bad Idea
August 28, 2017 Pollock criticized the Treasury Department’s decision to pay off $13.5 billion of subordinate GSE debt at the start of the...

Short Takes: Mortgage Apps Decline / What to do About Fannie and Freddie? / A Fast Grower, Guild has its Eye on M&A / Walter Bolting Reverses / A Promotion at UWM
August 22, 2017 A fast grower, Guild Mortgage is open to buying other shops...

Alternative Credit Scores for GSE Loans will Have to Wait for the Single-Security Project
August 16, 2017 Mel Watt called the credit score explorations one of the “most difficult” evaluations he’s taken on as FHFA director.

Fannie Mae Posts Strong 2Q Profit, Will Pay Treasury $3.1B ‘If FHFA Declares a Dividend in This Amount’
August 3, 2017 In early 2018, the Fannie/Freddie capital buffer falls to zero from $600 million this year...

Fannie Posts Strong 2Q Profit, Will Pay Treasury A $3.1B ‘If FHFA Declares a Dividend in This Amount’
August 3, 2017 Treasury keeps earning huge dividends from the GSEs, while the junior preferred shareholders can only look on in jealousy...

Short Takes: By September 30, the FHFA will Change the GSE Dividend Payment? / Not All Are in Favor / Profits and Volatility / A Loss for Nationstar but Stock Jumps a Bit / Flagstar Taps Fannie Mae Exec for Top Mortgage Post
August 3, 2017 September 30 isn't far away...

Short Takes: Freddie Moves Closer to SFR Financing / Room for GSE Legislation to Get Done? / Michael Bright: Acting Ginnie Mae Chief / Applications Decline / A New Hire for Waterstone
August 2, 2017 Cowen & Co. analyst Jaret Seiberg believes the Senate Banking Committee remains on track to unveil GSE reform legislation late...

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