The share of homes investors are purchasing is slowing, with some cities seeing activity decrease by more than 60%.Read More »
What Impact Do Investors Have on the Housing Market?
Citing recent data from First American Data & Analytics, investor purchases of residential homes as rental properties as a share of all residential home sales, have increased sharply over the course of the last year. This number has risen from ...Read More »
FHFA Finalizes Changes to the GSEs’ Capital Framework
Amendments to the capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will refine the risk-based capital treatment of the GSE’s credit risk transfer.Read More »
Will GSE Reform Proposal Be a Tough Sell for Investors?
Would a proposal to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a corporation gain the support it needs from private investors?Read More »
The Risk Involved With GSE Credit Risk Transfer
There is a straightforward solution to preventing volatility in the market resulting from relying too heavily on the GSEs' risk transfer programs to ease the risk to taxpayers, according to one analyst.Read More »
Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing
Bargains are hard to find in the housing market these days, but the incentives are still there for private investors.Read More »
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Intensifying Risk Sharing Initiatives
Schwartz noted that many private placement deals have taken place vs. traditional private label securitization transactions, which have been almost nonexistent since the conservatorship began.Read More »