Archive for February, 2015


Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to Highest Since 2013

(Bloomberg) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in January, rounding out a week of housing data that depicted an uneven recovery. The index of pending sales climbed 1.7 percent after a 1.5 percent drop the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, figures from the National Association of Realtors […]

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Realtors Report Existing-Home Sales Slumped in January

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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised index reading of 102.5 in December to the January reading of 104.2. That is 8.4% higher than in January 2014, when the index reading was […]

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After inking deal for new headquarters, Fannie Mae on the hunt for more space …

Fannie Mae is seeking out more space in Reston after completing a deal for a new headquarters in D.C. Daniel J. Sernovitz Staff Reporter- Washington Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Fresh off its deal for a new headquarters in downtown D.C., Fannie Mae is on the hunt for more space in Reston. Fannie is planning […]

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Fannie Mae Releases January 2015 Monthly Summary

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Housing Market to Benefit from Economic Growth in 2015: Fannie Mae

Print Email Reprints Comment Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ With economic growth expected to continue improving, 2015 should looks promising for the housing market, according to Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research group. Home sales are expected to grow by around 6% in 2015, the Fannie Mae team forecasted in a press release Thursday. Economic growth […]

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Fannie Mae National Housing Survey shows economic perceptions

Key takeaways from the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey (Part 4 of 4) (Continued from Part 3) Fannie Mae’s survey shows economic perceptions In the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, 49% of the respondents said the economy is on the wrong track. This was a 2% decrease from last month. It was a 5% decrease over the past year. […]

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Fannie Mae securities fall 3 ticks with the bond market

Real estate investors, watch for the FOMC minutes (Part 5 of 6) (Continued from Part 4) Fannie Mae and the to-be-announced (or TBA) market When the Federal Reserve talks about buying mortgage-backed securities (or MBS), it’s referring to the to-be-announced (or TBA) market. The TBA market allows loan originators to take individual loans and turn […]

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Fitch Rates Fannie Mae's Connecticut Ave Securities, Series 2015-C01

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fitch Ratings has assigned the following ratings and Rating Outlooks to Fannie Mae’s sixth risk transfer transaction, Connecticut Avenue Securities, series 2015-C01: –$402,500,000 class 1M-1 notes ‘BBB-sf’; Outlook Stable; –$169,500,000 class 2M-1 notes ‘BBBsf’; Outlook Stable. The following classes will not be rated by Fitch: –$30,290,071,190 class 1A-H reference tranche; –$21,247,109 class […]

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are better than ever

On the surface, it may look like Fannie Mae andFreddie Mac are in financial trouble again. But in reality, both government-sponsored enterprises have emerged from the financial crisis churning out more profits before taxes than they ever have before. Per The Economist: Last week, Fannie Mae reported annual net income of $14.2 billion and annual comprehensive […]

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