Archive for August, 2012


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to hike mortgage guarantee fee

Want to see how this story relates to your portfolio? Just add items to create a portfolio now: Add Create Portfolio or Cancel Already have a portfolio? Log In By Ronald D. Orol WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – In an attempt to reduce the government’s role in housing finance, the nation’s regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

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Phasing Out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Is It Being Done Responsibly?

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Realtors cautiously optimistic about housing market recovery

More contracts to buy American homes received a John Hancock in July than at any time in the past two years, up 12.4 percent from this time last year, according to the National Association of Realtors, indicating the housing market may have hit bottom and recovery could be on the horizon. Looking at contract signings […]

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Contracts to buy homes hits 2-year high in July

(AP) WASHINGTON – Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes jumped 2.4 percent in July to 101.7. That’s higher […]

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to raise mortgage fees: regulator

TRES MARIAS, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican federal police shot and wounded two CIA operatives last week, security sources said, in an apparently deliberate attack that could hurt U.S.-Mexico cooperation in their war against drug cartels. The two experienced officers were just south of the capital on their way to a Mexican Marine base on Friday, […]

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Business events scheduled for the coming month

MONDAY, Sept. 3 U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Labor Day. TUESDAY, Sept. 4 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m. DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for August. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases […]

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Fannie, Freddie to hike mortgage guarantee

By Ronald D. Orol, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — In an attempt to reduce the government’s role in housing finance, the nation’s regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced Friday that the government-seized housing giants will raise fees for guaranteeing credit risk, a move that could increase the amount borrowers pay for mortgages. Fannie Mae […]

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Florida Realtors honors award winners at convention

Florida Realtors recognized Todd Dantzler, 2000 president of the state Realtor association, as its 2012 Realtor of the Year. The award, one of several, was presented during Florida Realtors’ recent annual Convention Trade Expo at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. Florida Realtors has presented both the Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of […]

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US pending home sales surge in July: NAR

TRES MARIAS, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican federal police shot and wounded two CIA operatives last week, security sources said, in an apparently deliberate attack that could hurt U.S.-Mexico cooperation in their war against drug cartels. The two experienced officers were just south of the capital on their way to a Mexican Marine base on Friday, […]

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Arizona Real Estate adivisory about company called Kazork

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