Archive for April, 2017


House Inspections | National Association of Realtors – The Real Deal

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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Morgan Stanley Treasurer Brown Heading to Fannie Mae

Morgan Stanley (MS) global treasure Celeste Brown is leaving the company to join government-back mortgage lender Fannie Mae (FNMA) as deputy CFO, Reuters reports. Brown was promoted to treasure back in 2014, and had been thought to be a possible successor to CEO James Gorman. She’ll be replaced at Morgan Stanley by John Ryan who […]

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Fannie Mae Releases March 2017 Monthly Summary

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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 …

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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