Archive for September, 2014


Fannie Mae Nates — Orangeburg

Fannie Mae Nates, 87, of Orangeburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Laurel Baye Health Care Center, Orangeburg. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Eastover, the daughter of the late Samuel […]

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Fannie Mae: FHFA/Treasury Attorney’s Claim “Potential Future Profits” Belong …

Fannie Mae: FHFA/Treasury Attorney’s Claim “Potential Future Profits” Belong on Balance Sheet by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays You have to read this and then think about the ramifications of what they claim. The scope of this is staggering…… HT to Peter Chapman at Bankrupt.com for alerting me to it. From the  FHFA Motion to Dismiss before Judge […]

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Fannie Mae Shares Erase Gain for Year as Holders Sell

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which attracted investors such as hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman even as the mortgage giants hand over their profits to taxpayers, are tumbling again. Fannie Mae fell 3.4 percent to $2.88 in New York, after dropping 25 percent from mid-August through last week. Freddie Mac declined 3.1 percent today. The plunge […]

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A Win for Borrowers? Freddie Mac Testing Pilot Program for Speedier …

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Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

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Pending Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Sep 29, 2014) – Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a […]

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MLSs, Realtor associations have critical role to play in safeguarding members

The disappearance of Realtor Beverly Carter in Little Rock has heightened my concerns about Realtor safety. My wife, Kayelin, is in her 11th year of real estate sales. We have a precious 2-year-old son, Houston Travis Wright. If anything ever happened to Kayelin, it would be unbearable for Houston and me. Shadowy figure image via […]

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Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 percent over the past month to 104.7. Higher prices and weak wage growth […]

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Realtors Score Spot at Table to Talk Drones

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AND What’s this? By Ernie Smith / Sep 24, 2014 (iStock/Thinkstock) At a time when some of its members are using commercial drones to photograph properties, despite a current ban on the practice, the National Association of Realtors plans to work with the FAA to clarify drone rules. The demand was too […]

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Pending Home Sales Slowed by Lack of Investors

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes in August. The pending home sales index slipped 1% from an index reading of 105.8 in July to the August reading of 104.7. That is 2.2% lower than in August 2013, when the index reading was 107.1. The […]

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