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Fannie Mae Eases Debt-to-Income Requirement
6/14/2017 7:30 AM
Fannie Mae announced June 6 that it will ease its debt-to-income requirements, raising the ceiling from 45 percent to 50 percent starting July 29, a move that"s expected to make it easier for more individuals — particularly millennials with significant student loan debt — to qualify for a mortgage. [......Read More
 
CRE Prices Return to Post-election Slump, Report Shows
6/14/2017 7:30 AM
Commercial property prices declined 10 basis points in May, marking a return to the market flattening the CRE sector experienced immediately following November"s presidential election, according to online commercial real estate broker Ten-X, MBA NewsLink reported June 8....Read More
 
Report Shows May CMBS Issuance Up, Delinquencies Down
6/14/2017 7:30 AM
Commercial mortgage-backed securities issuance increased in May while the delinquency rate dropped, according to analytics firm Trepp and the Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MBA NewsLink reported June 7. May CMBS issuance was $8.1 billion — more than double April"s $3.7 billion — bringing its year-to-date [......Read More
 
Appraisal Institute Honors 14 National Award Winners
6/12/2017 3:00 AM
William T. Anglyn, MAI, of Marietta, Georgia; and Donald S. Boucher Sr., SRA, of Orange, Virginia, were honored Saturday with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Woody R. Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, of Charlottesville, Virginia, was named the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award [......Read More
 
Appraisers from around World Gather in Ottawa for International Valuation Conference
6/9/2017 3:00 AM
More than 600 appraisers from around the world assembled yesterday in the capital city of Canada for one of the largest networking and professional development opportunities within the real estate valuation profession...Read More
 
Fiduciary Rule Excluding Appraisals Takes Effect Soon
5/31/2017 7:30 AM
Major parts of the U.S. Department of Labor"s fiduciary rule will take effect June 9, Investment News reported May 23. While the final rule excludes appraisals and fairness opinions, as requested by the Appraisal Institute, the DOL said it would address those issues later, but did not provide specif [......Read More
 
AI Expresses Concern about Possible Appraisal Waivers
5/31/2017 7:30 AM
The Appraisal Institute was one of several organizations that met with officials from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on May 23 to discuss concerns about initiatives under consideration that would waive appraisals in purchase and refinance loan transactions. AI followed up its meeting with a letter to th [......Read More
 
Trump Budget Seeks Significant CFPB Funding Cuts
5/31/2017 7:30 AM
President Trump"s proposed budget released May 23 calls for significant cuts to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and shifts appropriations from the Federal Reserve to Congress, HousingWire reported. The budget includes a $145 million cut to the CFPB next year, with cuts rising to more than $ [......Read More
 
Dodd-Frank Overhaul Is Unlikely, McConnell Says
5/24/2017 6:30 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg News May 16 that Congress is unlikely to make major changes to the Dodd-Frank Act due to lack of support from Democrats. McConnell specifically cited the need to help community banks because he believes they are unduly harmed by the legislation. [......Read More
 
More Banks Restrict CRE Lending, Fed Reports
5/24/2017 6:30 PM
Banks have tightened most credit policies on commercial real estate loans over the past year, the Federal Reserve reported May 12 in its Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, MBA NewsLink reported. Reasons cited for the tightening include uncertainty over CRE property prices, [......Read More