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Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors Host Another Informative Western Housing Conference

Posted in Budget, FHA and GSE Financing, FHA-Insured Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, GSE Financing, Legislative Initiatives, Policy, Public Housing, RAD, Tax Credits
Last week, Ballard Spahr in conjunction with CSG Advisors hosted its 7th Annual Western Housing Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The Conference brought together a wide range of public and private housing professionals facilitating a dynamic conversation on current developments in government-assisted housing. The Conference opened with a “Washington Update” – a discussion on housing policy… Continue Reading

Christopher D. Bell bolsters Ballard Spahr’s national housing practice

Posted in FHA and GSE Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, Housing Bonds
We at Housing Plus are thrilled to announce that Christopher D. Bell has joined the firm’s Real Estate Department and the Housing Group. His housing finance practice, experience with GSEs, and overall industry leadership strengthens a thriving group of attorneys who represent many of the country’s leading housing lenders, borrowers, and investors nationwide. Before joining… Continue Reading

Affordable, small, and manufactured housing loans prioritized as GSEs approach volume caps

Posted in FHA and GSE Financing, FHA-Insured Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, GSE Financing
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have announced that they are quickly approaching their 2015 volume caps. In January of this year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), who regulates these agencies, released its 2015 scorecard which detailed 2014 activities and outlined 2015 priorities for the agencies.  The scorecard retained the volume… Continue Reading

Another step forward for the Housing Production Trust Fund

Posted in FHA and GSE Financing, Government-Assisted Housing, Legislative Initiatives
Yesterday, ‎the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs), issued a final rule on the allocation of resources to the National Housing Production Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund (the Funds).  The rule, which was published as an interim rule in December, focused on the statutory… Continue Reading

Overview of Fannie Mae Legal Issues Forum – Summer 2014

Posted in FHA and GSE Financing
On August 6,2014, Fannie Mae held its first Legal Issues Forum Update via conference call where a few of the topics discussed at the Spring Legal Issues Forum  were revisited.  The conference call was hosted by John Tolbert, Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae and moderated by Fannie Mae alum Marsha Baumgarner, Senior Vice President… Continue Reading

Updates from the Fannie Mae DUS Multifamily front

Posted in FHA and GSE Financing, GSE Financing
In the past month, Fannie Mae has issued preferred equity guidance and has updated its adjustable rate loan document forms to account for the change in LIBOR administrator. Preferred Equity Requirements: On March 31, Fannie Mae published preferred equity guidance in its Seller/Servicer Guide.  Fannie Mae defines Preferred Equity as being equity investments in which… Continue Reading