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GSEs Rake in Billions in Q3 Profits

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If the financial health of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) could be summarized in a single word, it could easily be “Ka-Ching!” According to new data issued today, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac generated billions of dollars during the third quarter of 2014.Click to continue

Commercial-Multifamily Originations See 18 Percent Quarterly Rise

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, third quarter 2014 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 16 percent higher than during the same period last year, and 18 percent higher than the second quarter of 2014.Click to continue

FHFA Single Security Proposal Could Save Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions Annually

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In a letter sent to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Financial Services Roundtable’s (FSR) Housing Policy Council (HPC) voiced its support for the agency’s proposal to create a single security to be issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Click to continue

Top Mortgage Executives Sound Off on the State of the Industry

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This is the 12th time since 2008 that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Conference Survey Report & Scorecard survey of senior mortgage banking executives has been conducted and distributed. It is completed twice annually, at the MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference in May and at the MBA’s Annual Convention in October.Click to continue

Creating a Balanced Attack: How Good Defense Helps Fuel Mortgage Sales

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There’s a saying in most major professional sports: “Defense wins championships.” It’s safe to assume that the team that reaches football’s Super Bowl, or basketball’s World Series, hockey’s Stanley Cup or basketball’s Finals knows how to score and put a lot of “points on the board.” But it’s the team that is better able to stop the other team from scoring that takes home the trophy. In other words, your defense better be good.Click to continue