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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is shifting its policy by enabling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to re-enter the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as equity investors on a limited basis
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is shifting its policy by enabling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to re-enter the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as equity investors on a limited basis.   The FHFA explained that this change is based on the government-sponsored... Keep Reading....
Ginnie Mae has announced new risk management changes to further strengthen its operations and to ensure that its program requirements better align with the rapidly changing housing finance market. The corporation is implementing new net worth, capital, and liquid assets requirements for... more
Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), which found that the both fixed- and shorter-term mortgage rates rose this week, the third consecutive week where fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rates were up. The PMMS found that 30-year rates averaged 4.46 percent with... more
Freddie Mac has announced the results of its third quarter Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI), which registered a 1.9 percent decrease (-7.4 percent annualized) in the third quarter relative to the second quarter on a non-seasonally-adjusted basis. U.S. home values fell 3.1 percent... more
Bridger Commercial Funding LLC, a commercial real estate finance company that originates commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans, has announced the addition of a mezzanine financing product to its CMBS origination program. The mezzanine financing capability is made possible through a... more