Archive for April, 2017


Fannie Mae gives ‘transactors’ credit for good behavior

WASHINGTON — Are you a “transactor” or a “revolver” when it comes to your credit? Terms like these never have mattered much to home buyers seeking a mortgage. You’ve probably never heard of them. Yet they are about to become more important to millions of mortgage seekers, and could even help determine whether you qualify […]

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Pending home sales dip 0.8 percent in March

CLOSEx Embed x Share This 9,000-square foot home with 7 bedrooms sits on 85 acres in Kinnelon/Montville, on the shore of a 25-acre lake. It has two fieldstone fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, lake views from nearly every room and a four-car garage. Offered for $5,888,888. ~ Courtesy of Joshua Baris, Coldwell Banker This graph shows […]

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Realtors® Support Pam Patenaude Nomination for HUD Deputy Secretary

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Home inspections are the No. 1 real estate deal killer: report

Most home buyers and sellers don’t think much about what might derail their purchase or sale. But here’s a sobering fact: One of every 20 sales contracts blows up along the road to closing. And roughly one of every four runs into an issue that delays the scheduled settlement. These statistics come from new survey […]

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Fannie Mae Keeping Its Outlook Steady – theMReport.com

Fannie Mae is looking ahead with conservative optimism. While its growth forecast for this year remains at a modest 2 percent, Fannie predicts that the coming two years will also see steady economic and housing growth in its April 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook. One big question mark for the future, including the near future, […]

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Fannie Mae makes it easier to get a mortgage despite student debt

Fannie Mae makes it easier to get a mortgage despite student debt By Kathleen Pender April 29, 2017 Updated: April 29, 2017 2:49pm ‘); } Fannie Mae last week announced three small steps it is taking to make it easier for people with education loans to get or refinance a home mortgage. The government mortgage […]

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Freddie Mac Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2017 …

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2017) – Freddie Mac ( OTCQB : FMCC ) announced today that it plans to report its first quarter 2017 financial results before the U.S. financial markets open on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The company will hold a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on Tuesday, May 2, […]

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Rep. Taylor: Bring Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac under FOIA

Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, spoke out for more transparency in government this week, calling for passage of legislation that would bring the housing finance agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the federal Freedom of Information Act. “The American taxpayers were forced to lend over $180 billion to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the financial […]

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Realtor website surveys homebuyer preferences

Ranch-style homes, large back yards and updated kitchens were on top home-buyers’ wish lists this spring, according to realtor.com’s home-buyer survey. The survey also found more than half of home shoppers are looking for a three-bedroom home, while 75 percent of home shoppers are considering a two-bathroom home. The survey conducted by the online listing […]

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Success Real Estate School Opens Branch On Gunbarrel Road

Established in Memphis in 1992, Success Real Estate School has opened its seventh location in Chattanooga, joining its other locations in four states: Memphis and Nashville, Huntsville, Atlanta and Little Rock and Rogers, Ark.   Success Real Estate School is now the second real estate school to enter the Greater Chattanooga education market, giving career […]

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