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Freddie Mac Appoints John Krenitsky as CCO
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
As the CCO, Krenitsky will oversee and manage Freddie Mac's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and related controls that govern the company's business activities. The post Freddie Mac Appoints John Krenitsky as CCO appeared first on ...


Will "Freeing" Fannie/Freddie Improve Housing Finance?
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Two noted economists, Jim Parrott and Mark Zandi, writing for the Urban Institute, address the notion of shrinking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's (the GSEs) footprints and eliminating their cross-subsidy of higher risk borrowers. This article summarizes ...

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Chicago Tribune

Appraisal-free home loans save millions for buyers
Chicago Tribune
Last year, the two largest sources of American mortgage financing — federally backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — began accepting home-purchase loans that carried no formal property appraisal. Instead, the valuations supporting the mortgages were ...

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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FREMF 2018-K76 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates K-076
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to nine classes of FREMF Series 2018-K76 mortgage pass-through certificates and six classes of Freddie Mac structured pass-through ...


National Mortgage News

Mortgages without appraiser visits? Fannie Mae pilot asks why not
National Mortgage News
Both GSEs already are using other appraisal alternatives; and Freddie Mac "wouldn't rule out testing the use of hybrid appraisals as part of the way we're working with lenders," said Sam Oliver, a vice president at Freddie who works with the agency's ...

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HousingWire

Freddie Mac leverages big data to improve the mortgage lending experience
HousingWire
One example of how we've used big data to drive innovation is our automated collateral evaluation (ACE) offering, which lenders can use to determine whether they can underwrite a Freddie Mac-eligible mortgage without a property appraisal. ACE boils ...
Eye on the Industry: Updates on Freddie Mac, Genworth, and MoreThe MReport

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The Columbian

Harney: Appraisal-free option may not be a bargain
The Columbian
Last year, the two largest sources of American mortgage financing — federally backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — began accepting home-purchase loans that carried no formal property appraisal. Instead, the valuations supporting the mortgages were ...

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Washington Post

A new low down-payment option for first-time home buyers
Washington Post
Borrowers must pass a complete risk assessment by the Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor that includes factors such as the borrowers' credit profile, an appraisal of the property and an evaluation of their ability to repay the loan. The HomeOne mortgage ...

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The Nation's Housing: Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers
The Columbus Dispatch
Last year, the two largest sources of American mortgage financing — federally backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — began accepting home-purchase loans that carried no formal property appraisal. Instead, the valuations supporting the mortgages were ...

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Freddie Mac's new chief economist eager to deliver
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Freddie Mac has hired an economist who previously worked for CoreLogic, Fannie Mae and the National Association of Realtors to serve as its chief economist. Freddie Mac's EVP called the company's new chief economist “a leading voice in the housing ...

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