Carisa Chappell

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Fannie and Freddie Approved to Re-Enter LIHTC Market for First Time in 10 Years
November 17, 2017 Freddie said it plans to close its first investment in January 2018.

As Promised: If the GOP Lowers the Corporate Tax Rate, the GSEs are in Deep Trouble
November 10, 2017 “A significant reduction in the corporate tax rate would result in a significant net loss, and that could result in a loss for...

Short Takes: The ‘Think-Tank’ GSE Hearing / More Red Ink for AAMC / AmeriSave’s New President / A Servicing Milestone for Flagstar / Equity Prime Hires New CFO
November 7, 2017 Tuesday’s panel discussion has been dubbed the “think tank” hearing because it includes representatives from the Urban...

Fannie Mae Reports Strong Earnings for 3Q17, but $1B in Hurricane-Related Charges; Large Exposure to ‘Maria’
November 2, 2017 Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos added: “Damage from the storms will be with us for a long time.”

Fannie Mae Reports Strong Earnings for 3Q17; Hurricanes Hurt but RBS Settlement Helped
November 2, 2017 Through the first nine months of the year, Fannie has posted impressive net earnings of $9.02 billion.

Short Takes: GSE Reform? What’s the Rush? / Calabria, an FHFA Director Candidate? / Capping the Mortgage Interest Deduction at $500,000 / TCF to Buy Nonbank Mortgage Firm
November 2, 2017 Mark Calabria is not exactly a fan of the GSEs...

Short Takes: Keeping an Eye on GSE Hurricane Charges / The Tax Bite / In the End, Treasury Wins No Matter What / More Delinquency Data / A Promotion at Norcom Mortgage
October 31, 2017 You might say that in the end, Treasury cannot lose when it comes to the GSEs...

FHFA Adds Language-Preference Question to New Loan Application Despite Industry Opposition
October 30, 2017 The wording of the language-preference question first tells borrowers that their loan transaction is likely to be conducted in...

Short Takes: Ocwen Sale Could Spell Trouble for Indian Workers / Tepid Mortgage Results for Ally / From GMAC to Ocwen to Nationstar / 3Q Results from Radian, Altisource / No Thanks, Mr. Mnuchin
October 26, 2017 Some history: When GMAC imploded earlier in the decade, some of its GSE servicing rights were sold to Ocwen. Ocwen eventually...

Fannie MH Pilot Program Could Boost This Niche Market
October 11, 2017 While the pilot is limited to New Hampshire home buyers, Fannie thinks the pilot could open the door to other states doing...


With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.
No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.
Maybe. It’s under consideration.
Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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