Housing Snapshot: Lenders and real estate agents still top influencers on mortgage decisions November 8, 2017 | By Steve Deggendorf, Director of Market Insights Research, Fannie Mae Housing Snapshot: Lenders and real estate agents still top influencers on mortgage decisions November 8, 2017 | By Steve Deggendorf, Director of Market Insights Research, Fannie Mae Source: Fannie Mae. For more, read our Perspectives article. comments COMMENTING POLICY We appreciate and encourage lively discussions on our websites’ content. While we value openness and diverse points of view, all comments should be appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds. We do not tolerate and will remove any comment that does not meet standards of decency and respect, including, but not limited to, posts that: are indecent, hateful, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, threatening, libelous, profane, harassing, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate contain terms that are offensive to any group based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation promote or endorse a product, service, or vendor are excessively repetitive, constitute “SPAM” or solicitation, or otherwise prevent a constructive dialogue for others are factually erroneous or misleading threaten the privacy rights of another person infringe on intellectual property and proprietary rights of another, or the publication of which would violate the same violate any laws or regulations We reserve complete discretion to block or remove comments, or disable access privilege to users who do not comply with this policy. The fact that a comment is left on our website does not indicate Fannie Mae’s endorsement or support for the content of the comment. Fannie Mae does not commit to reviewing all information and materials submitted by users of the website for consideration or publication by Fannie Mae (“User Generated Contents”). Personal information contained in User Generated Contents is subject to Fannie Mae’s Privacy Statement available here. Fannie Mae shall have otherwise no liability or obligation with respect to User Generated Contents and may freely copy, adapt, distribute, publish, or otherwise use User Generated Contents without any duty to account.