Posts Tagged Mortgages


Fannie, Freddie revamp plan unlikely this year, dividends in focus …

WASHINGTON An overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is highly unlikely to make it into this year’s legislative calendar, Congressional staffers say, possibly shifting the new administration’s immediate focus to allowing the mortgage financing institutions’ to rebuild depleted capital. Fannie and Freddie stocks soared late last year when President Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury […]

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Fannie and Freddie Report Strong Volume| Housing Finance …

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted big multifamily financing volumes in 2016, with a significant amount of business coming in affordable housing. Shutterstock The activity is attributed to strong market conditions as well as product innovation from the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs). “The vast majority of the year we had continued low interest rates and […]

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Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for February 2017

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 23, 2017) – Freddie Mac ( OTCQB : FMCC ) today issued the company’s Monthly Volume Summary for Feb. 2017, which provides information on Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities and other investments. Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing […]

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Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for February 2017

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 23, 2017) – Freddie Mac ( OTCQB : FMCC ) today issued the company’s Monthly Volume Summary for Feb. 2017, which provides information on Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities and other investments. Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing […]

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This is what’s behind the severe housing drought

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Tight supply, higher prices weigh on US home sales

((Public relations firm corrects Blefari’s title to chief executive officer from president in paragraph 4 in this story published on March 22)) By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National […]

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NAR Infographic: Housing’s Sweet 16’s – PR Newswire

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The Next Move on Fannie and Freddie Won’t Come from Capitol Hill

As Reuters reports today, Members of Congress know they will not take up an overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year. The Trump Administration, however, does not have the luxury of inaction. Even though the Administration itself probably lacks the bandwidth for major revisions to housing finance policy, it cannot avoid looming questions […]

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Maine home values up 12.5 percent in February

AUGUSTA, Maine — The state’s real estate continues to increase in value, despite a decline in sales last month, according to the Maine Association of Realtors. Maine Listings reported a 12.5 percent jump in home prices, bringing the statewide median sales price to $180,000 during February. The median sales price indicates that half of the […]

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US home sales slowed in February after surge in January

Caption Close In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, photo, real estate signs mark the lots near one of the new homes for sale in a development for new homes in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace […]

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