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The Importance of Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities

9. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

Editor’s note: This article appears in the April 2021 issue of DS News magazine, available here. Arthur Johnson serves as VP of Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets, leading the Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS) Policy team responsible for maintaining the integrity of its securitization programs. The team provides policy guidance and decisions related to business priorities impacting MBS …

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The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions

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BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, announced today that it has hired Michael Bugbee as VP of Client Success. He will lead the company’s broader strategy to better align the delivery of its robust and client-centric focus with the expanding needs of BSI’s growing primary and specialty servicer client base. “Michael’s depth …

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BSI Financial’s New VP of Client Success

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BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, announced today that Michael Bugbee has been hired as VP of Client Success, where he will lead the company’s broader strategy to better align the delivery of its robust and client-centric focus with the expanding needs of BSI’s growing primary and specialty servicer client base. “Michael’s depth of …

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The Week Ahead: The Great American Housing Facelift

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This week, the House Financial Services Committee will host a virtual hearing, “Building Back Better: Examining the Need for Investments in America’s Housing and Financial Infrastructure,” set for Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will lead the hearing, which will discuss measures the industry and government …

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Forbearances Experience Largest Decline in Six Months

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Following a five-week streak in improvement when it comes to mortgage forbearance volumes across the country, the data team at Black Knight reports not only the sixth week of declining activity but also the largest dip in six months. In fact, the number of plans in one week dropped by 228,000—a 9% drop in over …

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HUD Allocates $5B to Create Affordable Housing

8. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate about $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to create affordable housing and provide services for those facing homelessness. HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge delivered the news during a Zoom conference with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall …

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Remote Workers Pushing Demand for Second Homes

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Despite the nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and a return to life as once was normal, pandemic-driven demand for second homes is soaring, as many remote workers are opting to spend at least part of their time in vacation destinations, even as some companies are planning for workers to return to the office. According to …

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Strategic Opportunity Zone Investment

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Ellavoz Impact Capital President and CEO Robert Hutchins discusses his company’s approach to developing distressed asset communities.

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Seller’s Market Continues to Flourish

8. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

HouseCanary’s latest Market Pulse report finds that monthly new listing volume is down 11.5% in March 2021, compared to March 2020. Since March 2020, there have been 2,906,925 net new listings placed on the market, a 0.6% decrease versus the same period in 2019. In total, for the month of March 2021, 284,298 net new …

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Ginnie Mae: MBS Remain Source of Affordable Financing for Homeownership

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Ginnie Mae on Thursday announced that mortgage-backed securities (MBS) continue to be a source of affordable financing for homeownership and rental housing. For March, Ginnie Mae reported an MBS issuance volume of $82.25 billion in March, up from $77 billion issued in February. Issuance continues to be fueled by across-the-board demand for government-backed mortgages as …

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Michael Anselmo Joins the Codilis Family of Firms

8. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

On joining the Codilis Family of Firms, Anselmo stated, “I am extremely pleased to be joining a firm with such a resoundingly positive reputation, and for having the opportunity to take part in this dynamic teams’ solidarity.

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Mortgage Connect Names Ian Morganas Chief Information Security Officer

8. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

“Ian’s extensive knowledge coupled with his ‘roll your sleeves up and jump in mentality’ makes him a perfect fit for our organization,” said Gabe Minton, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Mortgage Connect.

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Servicers, Bankers React to CFPB’s Proposed Foreclosure-Avoidance Actions

8. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

In order to prevent a tide of foreclosures that could overwhelm servicers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) earlier this week proposed a number of actions, including rules that would push potential filings out to January 2022. “Millions of families are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure in the coming months, even as …

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Homeowners Experience Largest Property Tax Hike in Four Years

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The latest stats “speak loud and clear about the continuing pressure on both recent and longtime homeowners to support the rising cost of public services,” according to data analysts.

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Some Things Are Better in Bulk

7. April, 2021|DS News|No comments

Bulk title transactions can streamline sales and purchases for investors.

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