Archive for April, 2017


Republicans increasingly optimistic about housing finance reform

WASHINGTON — While lawmakers have grown increasingly pessimistic about the chances to significantly revamp the Dodd-Frank Act, they are hopeful that housing finance reform — which has bedeviled Congress for the past nine years — may finally have a shot at enactment. Speaking Thursday before the Women in Housing and Finance group, Senate Banking Committee […]

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Rep. Cook Votes to Make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac More …

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:56 pm Rep. Cook Votes to Make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac More Transparent 0 comments WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1694, the “Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act.” The bill passed the House unanimously. Supervised by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and […]

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase after weeks of declines

Mortgage rates increased this week, surpassing the 4% mark once again after several weeks of declines. “The 10-year Treasury yield rose about 10 basis points this week,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “The 30-year mortgage rate moved with Treasury yields, rising six basis points to 4.03%.” Click to Enlarge (Source: Freddie Mac) The […]

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Realtors take pride in serving communities off the job

Caption Close Real estate agent Dave Chidyllo has the blood-clotting disorder hemophilia A. It doesn’t affect his daily life, but he carries the knowledge that an accident that would cause only minor injuries to someone else could kill him. He also carries the memories of his summers as a camper at Double H Ranch in […]

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Window to the Law: CFPB Consent Orders for RESPA Violations

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Watch the new Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March – San Antonio Express

Fewer people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in March Matt Ott, Associated Press April 27, 2017

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Republicans increasingly optimistic about housing finance reform

WASHINGTON — While lawmakers have grown increasingly pessimistic about the chances to significantly revamp the Dodd-Frank Act, they are hopeful that housing finance reform — which has bedeviled Congress for the past nine years — may finally have a shot at enactment. Speaking Thursday before the Women in Housing and Finance group, Senate Banking Committee […]

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Rep. Cook Votes to Make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac More Transparent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:56 pm Rep. Cook Votes to Make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac More Transparent 0 comments WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1694, the “Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act.” The bill passed the House unanimously. Supervised by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and […]

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Fannie Mae Allows Home Owners to Swap Student Loan Debt for Mortgage Debt

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Freddie Portfolio Grows, Delinquency Rates Down

Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio grew 4.8 percent from March 2016 to March 2017, according to the GSE’s Monthly Volume Summary released on Wednesday. Freddie handled $30 billion in purchases and issuances for the month and $98 billion year-to-date. Freddie’s single-family purchasing market was nearly split between refinance loans and purchase loans, with purchases accounting […]

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