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Jan 06, 2021 12:30 PM

FHFA Seeks Input on Appraisal Policies, Practices, Procedures

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Dec. 28 issued a Request for Input on policies and processes related to appraisal modernization, the Uniform Appraisal Dataset, automated valuation models, appraisal waivers and valuation differences by borrower and neighborhood ethnic makeup. Feedback is due to the FHFA by Feb. 26.

Dec 09, 2020 11:30 PM

Net-lease Medical Sector Cap Rates Up in Q3: Report

Third-quarter cap rates for the single-tenant net lease medical sector rose to 6.50%, up 5 basis points from the same point a year ago, commercial real estate firm The Boulder Group reported Dec. 3 in its Q3 Net Lease Medical report. The increase is primarily attributed to a higher concentration of non-investment grade tenants in the sector.

Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM

NYC Residential Real Estate Valued Highest in US: Data

New York City’s residential real estate is cumulatively valued at $2.8 trillion, the highest in the nation, according to data published Dec. 1. by investor-focused media outlet Visual Capitalist. Los Angeles comes in second at $2.3 trillion followed by San Francisco at $1.3 trillion. Nationwide, residential real estate has a cumulative value of $32.6 trillion.

Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM

Fannie, Freddie Need "Significant Capital" to Exit Conservatorship, Mnuchin Says

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee Dec. 2 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need “significant capital” to get out of conservatorship, but noted that no definitive plans have been made for the government-sponsored enterprises, HousingWire reported. The Federal Housing Finance Agency plans to stay its course even with the incoming Biden presidency.

Dec 02, 2020 12:30 PM

Millions Expect to Lose Homes in Next 2 Months: Survey

Around 5.8 million adults said they expect to face eviction or foreclosure over the next two months due to economic hardships wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, Bloomberg reported Nov. 23. That’s 33% of the 17.8 million adults behind on rent or mortgage payments.​

Dec 02, 2020 12:30 PM

Sun Belt Cities Tops for Retail Property Investment: Report

Sun Belt cities, including Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, are expected to be the top markets for retail real estate investment next year, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 report released Nov. 19 by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, online commercial real estate firm CREXI reported. These markets are growing faster than average, and attracting more residents and businesses.


CMBS Outlook for 2021 Appears Slow and Steady; Some Assets Remain Solid: Data

Around $60 billion in commercial mortgage-backed securities is expected to be issued next year, slightly higher than the projected $53 billion to $55 billion this year, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency, the Associated Press reported Nov. 20. Multifamily, industrial and essential retail assets are expected to remain solid, as should office space that attracts tenants with good credit.

Nov 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Agencies Maintain Appraisal Threshold for Smaller Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board announced Nov. 18 that the threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgages will remain at $27,200 next year. The threshold is based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. ​

Nov 25, 2020 12:30 PM

FHFA Raises 2021 Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie, Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Nov. 24 announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for single-family mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac next year will be $548,250, a 7.5% increase from this year’s limit. In high-cost areas, where 115% of the median home value exceeds the baseline, the maximum loan limit will be $822,375.

Nov 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Federal Housing Finance Agency Finalizes Capital Rule for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Nov. 18 released its final rule that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Key changes include reduced capital requirements for single-family mortgage exposures subject to COVID-19 forbearance, and an increased exposure level risk floor for single-family and multifamily mortgages to 20%.

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