Posts Tagged Mortgages


BRIEF-Freddie Mac issues monthly volume summary for February 2017

March 23 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp * Freddie Mac issues monthly volume summary for February 2017 * Freddie Mac – The total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 2.1% in february * Freddie Mac says single-family seriously delinquent rate decreased from 0.99% in January to 0.98% in February * Freddie Mac – […]

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San Diego among cities requiring highest salaries to own home

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The cost of homeownership is San Diego is nothing new. But the sticker shock of the salary necessary to afford to live in America’s Finest City is sure to leave residents speechless. San Diego recently ranked second among cities requiring the highest salaries needed to afford a home, according to mortgage website HSH.com. […]

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Realities of Real Estate: A look at how the real estate market is doing

The world is always changing and, as of late, the rate of change has accelerated. Depending on your viewpoint, change can be good or bad, but one thing is for certain — it’s inevitable. There are a variety of indices, or metrics if you will, that we follow to measure where we’ve been, and where […]

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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16’s

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FHFA’s Plans for Fannie and Freddie Delayed Until 2019 …

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Thursday announced that Release 2 for its Single Security Initiative and Common Securitization Platform (CSP) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will come in mid-2019. Release 2, the announcement stated, will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use the CSP to issue a single, common security to be called […]

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Freddie Mac creates automated option for homebuyers without credit score

Freddie Mac expanded homeownership opportunities and access to credit Thursday for many Americans who do not have credit scores. The mortgage giant automated the assessment of borrowers without credit scores if they have payment references, including records showing timely housing payments. Previously, lenders could manually underwrite mortgage loans to borrowers without credit scores. Now, lenders […]

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Should You Buy Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Fannie Mae (fnma) and ­Freddie Mac (fmcc), the mortgage giants that guarantee and securitize home loans for middle-class Americans. The companies had been put into conservatorship by the federal government at the height of the turmoil. But Hill figured he would share in the gains after they were nursed back to health, as promised at […]

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The realty dream on the world realtor’s day

BENGALURU: The House that you looked at today and wanted to think about buying till tomorrow, is the same house someone may have looked at yesterday and will buy today. As Franklin Roosevelt said, “Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full […]

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Home sales up much higher in local area than state

Charles Mason Charles Allen Mason is the business reporter for the Daily News. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University in Morgantown. In his spare time he enjoys reading, music, sports and cooking. Follow Charles Mason Whenever Charles Mason posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered […]

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Burlington native named president-elect of Greater Boston Association of Realtors

Marie Presti, of Burlington, recently was elected to the office of president-elect of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors. Presti is a real estate industry veteran, having worked for many area firms over the past 20 years. Last year, she opened her own independent agency, The Presti Group, on Washington Street in Newtonville.As president-elect, Presti […]

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