Archive for May, 2017


Fannie Mae Introduces Healthy Housing Rewards Initiative for …

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Foreign Buyers and Immigration Expected to Drive Future Demand …

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices. That’s according to speakers at an international real estate forum organized by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real […]

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Fannie Mae program encourages healthier home design

Most Read New record for house price index New record for house price index… Fannie Mae moves to help those with student loan debt… Builders warn lumber tax will increase house prices… HELOC owners face sharp payment increases in 2017 Challenging times are ahead for thousands of homeowners with HELOCs as their lines of credit […]

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A Tell-All About Working At Freddie Mac During the Housing Crisis

When Congress slogged through the post-recession enactment of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, lawmakers basically punted on how to handle the government-sponsored enterprises known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Both were taken into emergency conservatorship by the Treasury Department (costing taxpayers some $187.5 billion before they returned a profit to the Treasury). But […]

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Freddie Mac Prices $460.4 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-L01

MCLEAN, VA, May 26, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — New Offering is Latest Innovation in Flagship Credit-Risk Transfer Program MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – May 26, 2017) –  Freddie Mac (otcqb:FMCC) recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (K Certificates), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. Announced today, the K-L series of certificates are backed by […]

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Peto receives green designation from Realtors association

Sean F. Driscoll @SeanFDriscoll Jennifer Peto with Today Real Estate has been awarded a green designation from the National Association of Realtors, according to a statement from the association.  The designation comes after Peto completed course work that helps Realtors understand what makes a property green, helps clients evaluate the costs and benefits of resource-efficient features […]

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Fannie Mae Introduces Healthy Housing Rewards Initiative for Affordable Multifamily Properties

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Fannie Mae EXCLUSIVE: The crisis in affordable rental housing …

Read Part 1 of this guest blog here. While the need to build or rehabilitate more affordable units is urgent, we can’t simply build our way out of the rental housing crisis. Instead, we need to find a way to help lower-income households afford the housing that is available to them. Communities are doing this […]

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Freddie Mac Pulls a 180 in Housing Outlook

Rather than taking a step back this year, home sales now seem ready to best their 2016 numbers.  Freddie Mac’s economists admit that, up until this month, their expectations were for the former (i.e. a ‘step back’), but based on recent data, they now see the U.S. housing market “on track to eclipse last year […]

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $460.4 mln multifamily K-deal, K-L01 certificates

May 26 Freddie Mac: * Freddie Mac prices $460.4 million multifamily K-deal, K-L01 * K-l01 certificates are expected to settle on or about June 6, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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