MBA Offers FHFA Recommendations on GSE Strategic Plan

The Mortgage Bankers Association, in comments yesterday to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said the FHFA Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2021-2024 should continue to work toward an ultimate goal: releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from federal conservatorship—but only when they are able to do so without risk to the real estate finance markets.

Tom Lamalfa: May 2020 Survey of Secondary Market Executives

What follows are findings from a survey of senior mortgage executives I conducted in the first half of May. Due to cancellation of MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference, this survey was completed over the phone rather than face to face, as has been the case in the 23 preceding surveys done since 2008. Normally the surveys are conducted at the secondary conference as well as at the MBA Annual Convention every October.