Carisa Chappell

Recent Stories From this Author

GSE Shareholders Appeal Loss in ‘Sweep’ Case Against the FHFA
January 19, 2018 The plaintiffs argue that the GSEs and their private stockholders did not receive any consideration in exchange for the net...

Corker-Warner Still Intact, Looking for Another Democrat to Sign on
January 12, 2018 After rumors late this week surfaced that Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, was walking away from supporting the government-sponsored...

Housing Finance Reform Needed for Mortgage Servicing Landscape
January 12, 2018 Issues related to servicing are often overlooked when it comes to discussions on housing-finance reform, according to an Urban...

Rural Borrowers May Feel Impact of GSE Reform Proposals that Tilt Against Community Banks
January 11, 2018 Proposed changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as it relates to community-based banking institutions could put borrowers in...

Housing Finance Reform Must Include FHA, Panelists Say
January 10, 2018 Panelists at an Urban Institute event this week concluded that there can’t be a housing finance reform discussion without...

About that GSE Bill Being Worked on in the Senate…
January 5, 2018 Progressives are worried that in 2019 a new Federal Housing Finance Agency director will takeover, undoing much of what they...

Looks Like Mortgage Lenders are Over-Reserving for GSE Buybacks
January 5, 2018 It appears that many lenders may have what is known in the industry as “redundant reserves”…

MBS Analysis: Looks Like the GSEs are Taking Market Share from FHA
December 29, 2017 Wells Fargo, Quicken, and United Wholesale Mortgage are the top three firms originating these low-downpayment loans…

Scrutiny of Corker’s Net Worth Linked to Senator’s Efforts to Pass Housing Finance Reform Legislation
December 27, 2017 “It is certainly not a coincidence that these lies are being peddled once again as the Senate Banking Committee resumes its...

GSEs’ Marching Orders for 2018 Include Examining Servicing and Appraisals
December 26, 2017 The GSEs are expected to assess the current mortgage servicing business model and develop plans to support liquidity in the...

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How many new retail loan officers (net) is your shop looking to hire in the first quarter of 2018?

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