Archive for October, 2017


District Line Daily: The Weak Case For Preserving Fannie Mae’s HQ

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Neighbors and real estate developers have many reasons for wanting the Fannie Mae headquarters on Wisconsin Ave. NW to qualify for landmark status under the National Register of Historic Places’ criteria. Mention the matter […]

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Closed Hedge Fund Appeals GSE Woes To SCOTUS

Fannie Mae (OTCQB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) are two companies in a conservatorship run by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Since they’ve been placed into conservatorship, the government has taken all of their money and investors have filed multiple lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions claiming multiple forms of lawbreaking, only one of which has gained ground […]

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Landmarking Fannie Mae Building Will Dilute Historic Preservation

In July 1958, the Equitable Life Insurance Co. moved from 14th St. NW to a brand-new office building uptown. Constructed for the then-princely sum of $2.25 million, the company’s new headquarters spread out from a cupola-topped entrance in two long arms of red brick, set back from Wisconsin Avenue NW behind an ample lawn. Only […]

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

Updated Malware exploiting Microsoft Word’s DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac. Well-crafted phishing emails were sent to staff promising free tickets to a Halloween event at a nearby Six Flags amusement park. If employees click through a link in the message, they’re receive an Office document […]

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

Updated Malware exploiting Microsoft Word’s DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac. Well-crafted phishing emails were sent to staff promising free tickets to a Halloween event at a nearby Six Flags amusement park. If employees click through a link in the message, they’re receive an Office document […]

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How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage-interest deduction

WASHINGTON — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America’s homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles and Seattle. The subsidy for homeowners comes in the form of a deduction from their taxes for the interest they […]

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The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® Honors Angelica Reyes With Spotlight of Excellence Award

RENO, Nev. – The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has named REALTOR® and RSAR member, Angelica Reyes, a recipient of the Spotlight of Excellence Award. The Spotlight of Excellence Award is a biannual honor that recognizes RSAR members who provide selfless and extraordinary service to the community, their clients and customers. The award is in […]

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Remodeling Projects That Bring Joy

Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. From April through August of 2017, Houselogic.com surveyed consumers about the last home improvement project that they had completed, and the satisfaction that the project gave them upon completion. The “Joy Score” was calculated by combining the share who were happy […]

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What Should FHFA Do With Fannie Mae?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released FHFA’s Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022, a plan produced by the Agency which accounts for the upcoming four years and details FHFA’s priorities as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Following its release, FHFA has announced a request for input from Members […]

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Former Fannie Mae Associate General Counsel Sara L. Todd Joins Thompson Hine in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Sara L. Todd has joined the firm’s Real Estate practice as counsel in Washington, D.C. She will focus on expanding the firm’s commercial mortgage and warehouse lending practices, with an emphasis on agency lending. Todd joins the firm after spending over 10 years as Associate General Counsel […]

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