Complexity Simplified: Director, Josh Goldberg discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession with Mike Fratantoni Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association

6/25/20 11:06 AM

In this podcast, Dr. Michael Fratantoni, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession.

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Topics: data analytics, Mortgage Finance, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19

Opinion paper: Impact of Covid-19 on the Mortgage Industry

5/18/20 9:49 AM

Summit's Dr. Albert Lee, Balint Peto, and I examined several economic scenarios based on Covid-19's impact on the economy, with special focus to its impact on the mortgage markets.
 
Many of Summit's clients are directly involved in lending and grant programs, and the disruption to the economy will be directly relevant to their existing and future portfolios. This opinion paper discusses different paths the recovery may take, explores detailed impacts on certain funding markets, and analyzes which outcome seems most likely.
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Topics: Mortgage Finance, white paper, COVID-19

Summit Releases New Fair Lending White Paper

8/23/17 4:08 PM

This week, Summit released a new white paper on using analytics to combat discrimination in housing.

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Topics: fair lending, Mortgage Finance, white paper

White Paper on Mortgage Servicer Performance Scorecards

11/30/16 2:59 PM

Leading up to the mortgage crisis and subsequent Great Recession, mortgage investors understood they needed stronger servicer oversight. By using detailed data about mortgage loan origination and activity, investors like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac designed and implemented a new generation of servicer scorecards to achieve this goal. 

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Topics: Mortgage Finance, white paper

New Calculator for Valuing and Selling Distressed Properties

8/30/16 9:30 AM

Here at Summit, we work with investors and agencies who manage large portfolios of single-family (forward and reverse) mortgages. When our clients are faced with single-family properties that are also distressed, they need an especially efficient way to value and sell them.

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Topics: Mortgage Finance

4 Options Investors Should Consider When Selling Distressed Single-Family Properties

8/15/16 8:30 AM

When borrowers stop making monthly mortgage payments, banks and other investors need to make some important decisions. While many people are familiar with foreclosure, they may not be aware of the suite of alternative options. 

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Topics: Mortgage Finance

New White Paper from Summit's Mortgage Finance Experts

8/3/16 1:00 PM

In the wake of the Great Recession, many mortgage lenders and insurers continue to experience a backlog of seriously delinquent and foreclosed mortgages. Settling these delinquent assets demands a shift from traditional mortgage disposition strategies to a more dynamic and flexible framework.

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Topics: Mortgage Finance, white paper

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