Can Government Reform Government?

George Dell

So what about government? Can government agencies (such as FFIEC and the […]. The post Can Government Reform Government? Reform? What is the real problem? We know of meltdowns. We hear of bias. And we see the “American Dream” may be just a dream.

Government Forum Unites Mortgage & Government Thought Leaders

Appraisal Buzz

Five Star’s virtual Government Forum assembled leaders from the mortgage space and regulators for a day of topical discussions and sessions shedding insight into what lies ahead for mortgage professionals as they emerge from the pandemic. The post Government Forum Unites Mortgage & Government Thought Leaders appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Government Forum Unites Mortgage & Government Thought Leaders appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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FHFA: Government to back mortgages up to $970,800 in 2022

Housing Wire

The federal government will now back mortgage loans of nearly $1 million, with the new ceiling loan limit for one-unit properties in most high-cost areas now $970,800 — or 150% of $647,200. The post FHFA: Government to back mortgages up to $970,800 in 2022 appeared first on HousingWire.

Good governance and good housing: Public-private partnerships in proptech

Housing Wire

These questions govern the quality of life, and as a result, housing is crucial to the very fabric of democracy itself. The post Good governance and good housing: Public-private partnerships in proptech appeared first on HousingWire. The U.S.

Should government help create housing market supply?

Housing Wire

The post Should government help create housing market supply? If demographics are economics, and we accept that in the years 2020 to 2024 the U.S. will have the best housing demographics in history , then it follows that home prices could take off in an unhealthy way.

Government Agencies Seek Affordable-Housing Solutions

Appraisal Buzz

The post Government Agencies Seek Affordable-Housing Solutions appeared first on DSNews. The post Government Agencies Seek Affordable-Housing Solutions appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Industry and Government Collaborate on Solutions

Appraisal Buzz

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The mortgage industry should build ATR rule governance

Housing Wire

Fear of this outcome is why, for the better part of the past 12 years, ATR safe-harbor determinations were, in large part, simply punted to the black box underwriting systems of the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Government Regulations Factoring Into Rise of Home Prices

Appraisal Buzz

The post Government Regulations Factoring Into Rise of Home Prices appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Government Regulations Factoring Into Rise of Home Prices appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Non-Government Loans See Jump in Forbearances; Huge Inflation, But Here's Housing's Bigger Problem

Appraisal Buzz

The post Non-Government Loans See Jump in Forbearances; Huge Inflation, But Here's Housing's Bigger Problem appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. The forbearance numbers increased again over the past week although Black Knight, in its weekly report, said these mid- to late-month upticks are becoming common. The number of mortgages in active plans rose by 16,000 or 0.73 percent.

Exasperation with government grows among brokers

Mortgagebroker News

Two executives argue for more meaningful government interaction with the broker community

Canada election results – Liberals form new government

Mortgagebroker News

Find out how the votes fell

The Complete Guide to Buying a Home As a Government Employee

Raleigh Realty

Buying a Home As a Government Employee Are you a government employee preparing to buy a home? With the right resources, you can ensure a successful investment and one in which you may save tens of thousands of dollars thanks to being a government employee.

How the government hopes to change the purchasing process

Mortgagebroker News

A proposed Home Buyers’ Bill of Rights would address a notable trend that’s emerged in a red-hot market

Governments announce new investment in Peterborough housing

Mortgagebroker News

This is the latest step in the CMHC’s ambitious National Housing Strategy

Governments pledge nearly $1.5 billion for Quebec housing

Mortgagebroker News

The funding will support the rapid development of low-cost housing

Governments announce new low-cost housing project in Vancouver

Mortgagebroker News

The city will see the addition of much-needed affordable housing supply over the next few years

Governments announce $100 million investment in Montreal housing

Mortgagebroker News

The funds will be aimed at making idle housing supply finally usable

The Tight Housing Market Boxes Out Government-Insured Borrowers, Widening Homeownership Gaps

Urban

Data show that flat-out rejection of buyers seeking government-backed loans disadvantages households with lower incomes, lower credit scores, and less wealth, many of whom are people of color

CMHC, governments announce investment in Toronto low-cost housing

Mortgagebroker News

Newly built project to remain affordable for a minimum of 25 years

Realtors Are Professionals Too

The Appraiser Coach

As an appraiser, you’re a real estate professional and you are in the business of valuing property. Inevitably, at some point in your career, you’re going to make another real. Read More.

Breaking Barriers to Success

The Appraiser Coach

Are you getting in your own way? Are you limiting your own success because you don’t believe that it is possible to reach your goal? There is a way you. Read More.

Agents, Don’t Skip the Appraisal

The Appraiser Coach

Appraisers have been accused of being “speed bumps” in the lending process. We frustrate buyers, sellers, loan officers and, sometimes, real estate agents. In some ways, I can understand their. Read More.

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Governments release substantial funding for Toronto rapid housing

Mortgagebroker News

A multi-million-dollar tranche will support the immediate construction of affordable low-rise homes

Governments invest millions in affordable housing for Northwest Territories

Mortgagebroker News

Yellowknives Dene First Nation to benefit from the substantial investment

Get Non-Lender Work with Video

The Appraiser Coach

As a coach, I’m teaching appraisers on a constant basis. A lot of them are interested in doing non-lender work but they aren’t sure how to attract that work. Really, Read More.

Governments, housing organizations to fund more than 11,000 Ottawa homes

Mortgagebroker News

More than $160 million has been set aside for the multi-year commitment

Are Pictures Really Worth a 1000 Words?

The Appraiser Coach

Realtor magazine published an article about whether or not listing photos should stay online after the home has sold. Some homeowners have privacy and safety concerns over these photos being. Read More.

Governments invest in latest NHS-supported project in Tecumseh, ON

Mortgagebroker News

The market will see the addition of nearly a hundred units to its affordable housing supply

Dear Appraisers, Why do You Care about Your Competition’s Fees

The Appraiser Coach

As appraisers we often wear at least two different hats. You have heard me talk about the business owner cap versus the technician cap. While we often play both roles, Read More.

Government announces investment in more than 100 new homes in Toronto

Mortgagebroker News

The National Housing Strategy continues to invest in red-hot markets

Fannie Mae cuts origination forecast for 2022

Housing Wire

The government sponsored enterprise remarked that the “supply of inventory [is] near historical lows and the pace of new listings [is] too low to sustain the current sales pace.”. Overall, the government sponsored enterprise forecasts that purchase mortgage originations will increase by 6.3%

Government investment to bring fresh infusion of housing supply to Barrie, ON

Mortgagebroker News

The project is aimed at fulfilling the area’s dire need for affordable housing

Saving Photos as an Appraiser

The Appraiser Coach

It is no secret that we as appraisers take a lot of photos. I probably take about 20-25 per house that I inspect. Then there are all the comp photos. Read More.

Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

There are no magic beans or secret sauce that you can use to suddenly make your life better. It’s actually about little tweaks; it’s a bunch of little things that. Read More.

Over Promise and Under Deliver

The Appraiser Coach

There are certain principles of good work and challenges that come when starting or running any business. Much of what we learn as business owners can also be passed on. Read More.

Be Nice or Be Quiet

The Appraiser Coach

Back in the 1980’s an American minister by the name of Robert Fulghum published a series of essays in a book titled All I Really Need To Know I Learned. Read More.

How To Determine Time Adjustments

The Appraiser Coach

I recently had a question come in from a follower regarding how to best make time adjustments in this crazy world of multiple offers and offers over list. It was. Read More.

Check Your Oil

The Appraiser Coach

You need to take care of yourself, even when you are busy and you’re having record breaking months. You can work hard but you still need to include some rest. Read More.

Can You Be an Appraiser and an Agent at the Same Time?

The Appraiser Coach

It is possible to be simultaneously licensed and practicing as a real estate appraiser while also being a licensed and practicing real estate agent. The answer is yes, but there. Read More.

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Wealth and Why

The Appraiser Coach

I love having the opportunity to get involved with other appraisers and to assist them in moving their businesses to the next level. I’ve been doing a lot of one-on-one. Read More.

Embracing New Technology and Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

I recently met with another appraiser who admitted to me he was still using a clipboard and pen. There are very few people out there still using these; most appraisers. Read More.

Appraisers: Fraud is Not Okay

The Appraiser Coach

Some people might say a public forum isn’t the place to air this dirty laundry, but this is not really a public forum. Of my thousands of readers, very few. Read More.