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November 17, 2017 - IMFnews

Fannie and Freddie Approved to Re-Enter LIHTC Market for First Time in 10 Years

Freddie said it plans to close its first investment in January 2018.

November 10, 2017 - IMFnews

Surprise: CMBS Has its Best Issuance Quarter Since 2Q08

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie continued to dominate multifamily activity…

November 9, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: $250K a Year in Severance for Impac President / Capital One will Remain in Multifamily / Goldman Wins Fannie Mae Bid / Quicken Gets Some Company at the Top / A New Hire for AmeriFirst

Although Capital One is exiting single-family lending, the bank will continue to provide “specialized" multifamily financing...

October 24, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: ‘Zero Capital’ Gets Zero Mention by FHFA Director Watt / Fannie CEO None-Too-Thrilled with ‘Colonial Style’ / Flagstar Cites Sweet Profits from Homebuilder Finance / No Housing Bubble, Says Arch / Capstead Gets a New CFO

Homebuilder finance is booming at Flagstar Bancorp...

October 11, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Ginnie Mae Worried about Certain Nonbanks? / The David Kittle Nomination? / KKR Closes Fund to New Investors / SFR Hits $33 Billion / A New Hire for Grandbridge

There’s still no word from the White House on when it will nominate industry executive David Kittle to be the next president of Ginnie Mae...

October 11, 2017 - IMFnews

Fannie MH Pilot Program Could Boost This Niche Market

While the pilot is limited to New Hampshire home buyers, Fannie thinks the pilot could open the door to other states doing something similar…

October 9, 2017 - IMFnews

Average SFR Vacancy Rate Increased in August, but Investor Demand Remains Strong

“Only two single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations posted a retention rate below 70.0 percent,” Morningstar said…


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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