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For Single-Family Rentals, Low Vacancy Rates Mean Rent Growth

CoreLogic has released its February U.S. Economic Outlook, with the spotlight this month turning toward the single-family rental market, and specifically the relationship between vacancy rates and rent price growth. As explained by CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft, single-family ...

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GSE Credit Risk Transfer Loss Expectations Trend Lower

Fitch Ratings has released a new installment of its GSE Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) Loss Projections Report, which is published every six months, in January and June. The report  “details Fitch Ratings’ projections for future credit events and losses on ...

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Cold Weather Means Rental Market Bargains for Investors

For investors looking to find bargains in the single-family rental (SFR) market, winter is here … and that’s a good thing. According to a study by HomeUnion, an online real estate investment and management firm, the off-peak winter period can ...

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Smaller Banks Picked up RMBS Slack in Q3

The third quarter of 2017 saw many of the larger bank servicers scaling back their portfolios of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), while smaller regional banks and non-bank servicers moved to seize the opportunity, as reported by Fitch Ratings’ latest RMBS ...

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Freddie Mac Expands Credit Risk Transfer Program

Freddie Mac recently announced the expansion of its Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS) program with ACIS Forward Risk Mitigation (AFRM), a front end credit risk transfer offering. This latest credit risk transfer (CRT) offering enables Freddie Mac to transfer mortgage credit ...

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FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for 2017. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage reverse mortgage program, which ...

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CoreVest Announces Inaugural Deal with Freddie Mac

CoreVest, the lender to residential real estate investors, announced that it has recently been approved under a pilot program with Freddie Mac to provide enhanced liquidity in the single-family rental (SFR) market.  The pilot is expected to expand financing options ...

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