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Here come home prices ... (XHB)

The latest reading on home prices from the Federal Housing Finance Agency is set for release at the top of the hour. Expectations are for prices in November to rise 0.5% over the prior month, in-line with the increase seen in October. This...Show More Summary

San Francisco ranked no. 5 most improved market by HSH.com

HSH.com recently released its home price recovery index measuring the top and worst performing markets in the nation from the fall of the market until now. Using the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Home Price Index (HPI), HSH.com found the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood region to be the most improved....

Houston ranked no. 2 most improved market by HSH.com

HSH.com recently released its home price recovery index measuring the top and worst performing markets in the nation from the fall of the market until now. Using the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Home Price Index (HPI), HSH.com found the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood region to be the most improved....

Fannie and Freddie in the Dock Will Shareholders Find Relief Under State or Federal Law?

The New Round of Fannie and Freddie Litigation Jacobs v. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has opened up a second-front in the ongoing struggle between the preferred and common shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, often called Government Sponsored Enterprises, or GSEs, and the United States Government. As an [...]

Here come home prices ... (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will release its latest data on US home prices at 9:00 a.m. ET. Economists forecast, according to Bloomberg, that the house price index rose 0.4% in September. In August, the index rose 0.3%....Show More Summary

Here come home prices ... (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

Home prices rose 0.3% in August, less than expected, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is set for release at the top of the hour. Economists had estimated a month-on-month increase of 0.5% for August, compared to 0.6% in the prior period. Show More Summary

Supporters of embattled Ex-Im Bank move to bypass GOP foes

More than three months after it expired, House Democrats and Republican backers have united to revive the charter of the small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting financing to foreign...Show More Summary

Federal Housing Finance Agency indexes homes near previous peak

U.S. home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year in July, with all nine regions experiencing increases. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index, four regions saw year-over-year price appreciation that exceeded the national average. Home prices rose the most (9.4 percent) in the Mountain region...

Why Risky Borrowers Still Aren’t Getting Mortgages

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Obama administration over the past year have tried mightily to expand mortgage access for riskier borrowers, but there's little evidence so far of borrowers with weaker credit making a strong return.

Here come home prices ... (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

The latest report on home prices from the Federal Housing Finance Agency is due at the top of the hour. Economists estimate the report will show that home prices rose 0.4% in May month-over-month, following a 0.3% rise in the previous period, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers

Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.

Here come home prices ... (ITB, XHB, PKB, HOMX, FLM)

The latest report on home prices from the Federal Housing Finance Agency is set for release at the top of the hour. Expectations are for the reading to show home prices rose 0.5% in April, up from a 0.3% increase in March. We'll be back with the numbers when they cross. Show More Summary

An analysis of mortgage loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Under the directive of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, started to release detailed loan-level data in 2013. Todd W. Schneider looked at the data recently, evaluating default rates — the… Tags: economics, loans, mortgage

Another Assault on Treasury's Infamous Third Amendment: The Struggle Over the GSEs Is Not Over

Late this past May, Thomas and Ida Saxton brought suit against the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in the Northern District of Iowa, and thus opened up a new front in the long-running litigation over the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two Government Sponsored Enterprises, or GSEs, [...]

Housing Regulator Extends Mortgage Modification Programs Through 2016

The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, on Friday said that the companies would extend for another year the deadline to participate in a pair of programs...Show More Summary

FHFA: Fannie/Freddie CEOs Need More Than $600K

Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton and Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos each earn a base salary of $600,000, plus money added to their retirement plans, under a 2012 salary cap put in place by the regulatory Federal Housing Finance Agency, Politico reports. But that may not be enough to...

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Seen By FHFA As Having Up To $157B Shortfall In Crisis

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Thursday government sponsored mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would collectively have an up to $157.3 billion shortfall in the event of a next financial crisis

Stop Worrying About the Fed

Last week was relatively light in terms of economic data. We learned that home prices are still rising at a modest pace of 5.4%, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and we saw a minor tick upward in the pace of...

Economic Statistics for 22 Apr 15

10 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 2.3% last week, with purchases up 5.0% and refis up 1.0%. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index rose 0.7% in February, and is up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. Existing home sales surged 6.1% in March to a 5.190 million annual rate. On a year-over-year […]

Could Down Payment Requirements be Decreased?

After the housing crisis, the Federal Housing Finance Agency took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, making the restrictions tighter for any loans that it backed. This was in an attempt to bring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back to where they once were before the housing crisis. Show More Summary

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