Archive for February, 2017


Deana Stolpe Earns NAR Designation

VALPARAISO – Deana Stolpe with Stolpe Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®. Deana joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive […]

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Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and VNARP …

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Looking to tap into the growing international real estate market, members of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) will join the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP) on a ten-day trade mission to Vietnam starting on March 1st. Delegates representing both groups are aiming […]

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Fannie Mae Secures Second CIRT Transaction – DSNews

Fannie Mae announced recently that it has secured commitments for a second front-end Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) transaction. The risk transfer will have been committed prior to Fannie Mae’s acquisition of the covered loans, and the insurance coverage will be effective as soon as the loans are acquired. Coverage and pricing are committed for […]

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QuickTake: The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Fannie Mae Releases January 2017 Monthly Summary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fannie Mae’s (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) January 2017 Monthly Summary is now available. The monthly summary report contains information about Fannie Mae’s monthly and year-to-date activities for our gross mortgage portfolio, mortgage-backed securities and other guarantees, interest rate risk measures, serious delinquency rates, and loan modifications. Fannie Mae helps make […]

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Fannie And Freddie Were ‘Robbed’ By Obamacare (OTC:FNMA …

It has been a difficult month for investors of Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTC: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTC: FMCC) investors. Shares of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are down more than 302 percent in the past month after an appeals court upheld a ruling against shareholders challenging the […]

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Commercial real estate to grow steadily in 2017

Most Read The Many Ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare Obligations While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non – cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated […]

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Fewer contracts signed for homes in January

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.8 percent to 106.4, the […]

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Pending Home Sales Weaken in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased […]

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ANC 3F Feb. summary: Developers’ plans for 3101 Albemarle and Fannie Mae buildings

3101 Albemarle Street NW. (photo courtesy MRIS) by Marlene Berlin After reading through this summary you’ll marvel that ANC 3F managed to pack everything into a couple of hours. Chair Malachy Nugent has mastered the task of keeping a packed agenda moving. The February 21st meeting included lots of updates on happenings in and adjacent […]

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