Housing market expected to stabilize in 2019: Fannie Mae

Economic growth is expected to slow in 2019 which means stabilizing home sales and mortgage rates in the new year, according to Fannie Mae’s economic and strategic research group. 

Will Trump’s new housing finance director privatize Fannie and Freddie?

The Trump administration is preparing to nominate Mark Calabria to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency tasked with overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Will Trump’s new housing finance director privatize Fannie and Freddie?

The Trump administration is preparing to nominate Mark Calabria to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency tasked with overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Mortgage demand hits new low

For purchase mortgages, across all loan types, the net share of lenders reporting demand growth over the previous three months clocked the lowest reading for any fourth quarter since the Fannie Mae survey’s inception in 2014.

Millennials’ unconventional credit habits may change scoring models

According to the latest study by data scientists at VantageScore Solutions, a scoring model still struggling to gain acceptance by the federal agency that regulates the two secondary mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, millennials have similar …

Death of the home appraisal?

Proposed government regulations announced by Office of the Comptroller of Currency would raise the threshold for transactions requiring an appraisal.

FHFA raises conforming loan limits to $484,350

The Federal Housing Finance Agency gives 2019 homebuyers a break with a 6.9 percent increase in the max loan amount Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can purchase. Homebuyers will be able to afford a little more house at a slightly cheaper rate next year than…

NAR is fighting for these 6 issues in the 2018 midterm elections

What are the issues most important to the National Association of Realtors, the largest real estate trade group in the nation and a powerful lobbying force?

Millions of potential homebuyers won’t qualify for new FICO score

Slated for 2019, UltraFICO model could widen pool of borrowers overall, but homebuyers seeking mortgages backed by Fannie and Freddie won’t have access for years.

Home prices rose 0.3% in August

Seasonally adjusted home prices rose 0.3 percent month-over-month and 6.1 percent year-over-year in August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.