With President-elect Trump’s choice of Steven Mnuchin, the time may have come for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to leave the clutches of their regulator the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The post Addicted To Gov? Fannie, Freddie and the 30 Year Fixed-rate Mortgage was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
First-time homebuyers can borrow higher loan amounts as the Federal Housing Finance Agency raises the conforming loan limits on mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017. As Bloomberg noted, this gives a new meaning to jumbo loans. Show More Summary
This was announced Wednesday. From Jann Swanson at MortgageNewsDialy.com: FHFA Ups Conforming Loan Limit to $424,100 After leaving them in a holding pattern for 10 long years the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has raised conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Show More Summary
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's house price index climbed 0.6% in September, matching estimates. The index rose at an unrevised 0.7% MoM rate in August. The FHFA added that home prices rose annually in 49 of 50 states as Delaware and Washington D.C. Show More Summary
Two sets of housing market data will be released at 9 a.m. ET. The Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) house price index is forecast to show that home prices rose 0.4% in August, according to Bloomberg. And, the S&P/Case ShillerShow More Summary
Earlier from the FHFA: FHFA House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in July 2016U.S. house prices rose in July, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). Show More Summary
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will release data on national home price values during June at 9 a.m. ET Economists estimate that house prices rose 0.3% during that month, according to Bloomberg. Because monthly housing data are volatile,...Show More Summary
Submitted by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org, The failures of government intervention in the economy have made headlines yet again. Recent stress tests by the Federal Housing Finance Agency found something sinister brewing under the surface at notorious mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Show More Summary
The U.S. Treasury, HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) and FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency) have combined to write a new “white paper” on foreclosure prevention -- it was released on Monday. Much as I hope that its...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - The Federal Housing Administration on Tuesday said it would approve mortgages on properties with energy-related home improvements financed through special tax assessments, marking a turnaround for the agency.
U.S. house prices rose 0.2 percent in April from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). From April 2015 to April 2016, house prices were up 5.9 percent. Since October 2015, the national house price index level has surpassed the prior peak level from March 2007. READ MORE www.metrointel.com
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will release data on home prices for April at 9 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that home prices rose 0.6% month-on-month, down from 0.7% in March, according to Bloomberg. The prior report showed that prices rose for a 19th straight quarter in Q1, although the pace of appreciation is slowing. Show More Summary
Zillow's announcement that national home values increased 4.9 percent comes on the heels of similar data from Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which reported a 5.7 percent increase in home prices. Both reports came to the same conclusion: The increase in prices and shrinking inventory are making it difficult for single-family home buyers in the middle and lower brackets...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that national home prices have once again increased. The increase, a slight 1.3 percent since the last quarter, brought year-over-year growth to 5.7 percent...
From the FHFA: U.S. House Prices Rise 1.3 Percent in First Quarter; 19 Consecutive Quarterly IncreasesU.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). Show More Summary
In April, the Federal Housing Finance Agency unveiled a new mortgage modification program to offer homeowners who are seriously underwater on their housing payments the opportunity to swim their way out and avoid foreclosure...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency will release its house price index for February at the top of the hour. Economists estimate that the index rose by 0.4% during the month, after a 0.5% increase in January. In the prior report, the FHFA noted that prices across all nine census divisions were higher year-on-year. Show More Summary
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the step as part of a package of measures to reduce foreclosures.
According to the latest report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), home prices were up 0.5 percent month-over-month in January 2016 on a seasonally adjusted basis, rising to 6.0 percent year-over-year...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's house price index came in at 0.5% for January, matching expectations. That was also the print for December, just revised upwards from 0.4%. Several other indicators have shown that home prices continue to rise amid shrinking inventories and rising demand. Refresh this page for updates. Show More Summary