Perspectives

Cost Cutting Has Emerged as a Focus of Lender Competitiveness

June 21, 2018

Doug Duncan

by Doug Duncan
SVP and Chief Economist, Fannie Mae

In Fannie Mae's second quarter Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey, we asked mortgage executives to identify their top business priorities for 2018, the same question asked in the second quarter of last year. The results showed that, while "consumer-facing technology" and "business process streamlining" remained the two most important business priorities,"cost cutting" jumped from the second least important priority in 2017 to the third most important priority this year

The rise of cost cutting as a competitiveness priority should not come as a surprise.

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Take the MH Advantage Challenge – Can You Tell the Difference?

June 5, 2018

by Sarah Edelman
Director of Duty to Serve, Single-Family Mortgage Business

The manufactured housing industry has diversified and enhanced the models available so they can blend seamlessly into traditional neighborhoods of site-built homes, offering comparable amenities and curb appeal.

At Fannie Mae, we're enhancing our mortgage financing options to keep pace with these important changes.

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Wah Luck House Preserves Affordable Housing in DC

May 31, 2018

Bob Simpson

by Bob Simpson
Multifamily Vice President, Affordable and Green Financing
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Lack of Mortgage Focus Complicates Home Purchase: An Ethnographic Study Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households

May 24, 2018

Mark Palim

by Mark Palim
Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist
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Low Income Homeownership and the Role of State Affordable Mortgage Programs

May 17, 2018

Stephanie Moulton & Hamilton Fout

by Stephanie Moulton & Hamilton Fout
The Ohio State University, Fannie Mae
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