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Jan 02, 2020 08:00 AM

National Statistics and Trends Can Augment Local Multifamily Appraisals: The Appraisal Journal

Opinions of value can recognize both local and national indicators when appraisers value multifamily rental properties, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Dec 19, 2019 08:00 AM

Jefferson Sherman to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, of Highland Heights, Ohio, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries.

 
Dec 18, 2019 12:30 PM

Fed to Maintain Rates in 2020, Barring Major Economic Change

The Federal Reserve on Dec. 11 voted to keep interest rates at their current levels and to maintain its path through 2020 — unless there’s a significant economic event, HousingWire reported. Fallout from the U.S.-China trade talks was cited as the primary reason for keeping rates in check.

 
Dec 18, 2019 12:30 PM

VA Loans More Than 40% of Ginnie Mae Mortgage Portfolio

Ginnie Mae reported Dec. 10 that VA loans make up 42% of its single-family mortgage bond issuance, and the agency now insures more than $2.1 trillion in total mortgages, HousingWire reported. A decade ago, VA loans only comprised 16.2% of Ginnie’s portfolio.

 
Dec 18, 2019 12:30 PM

CRE Space to Face Challenges, Opportunities in Coming Years: MBA White Paper

The office market should stay strong for several years due to strong job gains and stable market conditions, according to the white paper, “Where From Here?,” released Dec. 10 by the Mortgage Bankers Association. However, the paper noted that any change in consumer sentiment could influence the economy and demand for commercial space.

 
Dec 11, 2019 12:50 PM

FHA Raises Loan Limits Following Fannie, Freddie Action

The Federal Housing Administration on Dec. 5 announced that its loan limit for much of the U.S. will increase about $17,000 to $331,760 for 2020, HousingWire reported. The FHA loan limit is calculated as a percentage of the conforming limit established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which will increase to $510,400 next year.

 
Dec 11, 2019 12:50 PM

Treasury Council Report Covers Market, Regulatory Progress

The Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council released its annual report Dec. 4, which showed significant financial market and regulatory developments and revealed potential threats to U.S. financial security. The report also noted that federal and state regulators are collecting data, identifying risks and strengthening oversight of nonbank financial companies that originate and service residential mortgages.

 
Dec 11, 2019 12:50 PM

Odds of US Recession Decrease, But Slowdown is Likely, Bankrate Survey Reveals

The chances of an economic recession in the U.S. next year are decreasing, but experts said there’s a 35% chance of a downturn before the presidential election and they expect job growth to slow and unemployment to increase, according to Bankrate’s Fourth Quarter Economic Indicator survey released Dec. 4.

 
Dec 04, 2019 12:30 PM

FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie, Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Nov. 26 that it will raise the conforming loan limit for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $510,000, up from $484,350, Housing Wire reported. This will be the fourth consecutive annual increase, during which time the limit has increased by more than $93,000.

 
Dec 04, 2019 12:30 PM

Fed Beige Book Reveals Increased Construction Activity

Both residential and commercial construction activity was steady to moderately higher in most Fed districts during the past six weeks, but home sales remained mostly flat or showed only slight increases, the Federal Reserve reported Nov. 27 in its latest Beige Book. Overall economic activity showed modest expansion.

 
 
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