FHFA Issues RFI on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday issued a Request for Input about Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s pooling practices for the formation of “To-Be-Announced”-eligible Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities.

Employers Add 128,000 Jobs in October

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

MBA Advocacy Update

This past Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing, The End of Affordable Housing? A Review of the Trump Administration’s Plans to Change Housing Finance in America, with testimony provided by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and FHFA Director Mark Calabria.

MBA Advocacy Update

This past Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing, The End of Affordable Housing? A Review of the Trump Administration’s Plans to Change Housing Finance in America, with testimony provided by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and FHFA Director Mark Calabria.

Commercial/Multifamily Briefs

CBRE hosted its 2019 Power of WE and Women’s Networking Forum conferences Oct. 1-4 in Chicago. The theme was “We Build Better Together,” recognizing the impact of women in the company and the commercial real estate industry.