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GSE Portfolio Shows Improvement

The Urban Institute September chart book was recently released, outlining refinances, serious delinquencies, and the government sponsored enterprises delinquency rates, amongst various other statistics related to the industry.

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Fannie Mae’s Economic Update

Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) released its September 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook, which includes monthly updates on economic development, economic forecast, multifamily market commentary, ...

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Freddie Mac Updates Servicing Guidelines

Freddie Mac released a join bulletin with Fannie Mae Wednesday that updates its guidelines for standard servicing policies, which are unrelated to its special initiatives to aid those affected by the hurricanes that have ravaged the continental United States.

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Hurricane Harvey: Following the Flood

It has been three days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall off the coast of Texas, and shows little sign of letting up anytime soon. Houston, in particular, was especially ravaged by the deluge, which received 25 inches of rain in two days. But many properties with federally-insured mortgages sit outside Special Flood Hazard Areas, and aren’t required to have flood insurance . . .

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Quality Over Quantity

FHFA Director Mel Watt said the topic of alternative credit score models has been among the most difficult evaluations he’s undertaken in his tenure, and with all the arguments for and against it, it’s understandable why.

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Freddie Mac is ACE

Through its new automated collateral evaluation (ACE), Freddie Mac is working to automate its appraisals for potential homebuyers and homeowners looking to refinance. Take a look at when it will become available and how properties qualify here.

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