Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

Michael Bloomberg pitches plan to combine Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae

The presidential hopeful wants to make Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae a “single, fully government-owned mortgage guarantor” that benefits taxpayers and community banks.

7 facts about FHA loans you should know

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

Fannie Mae posts $14.2B in profit in 2019 as it eyes conservatorship exit

The FHFA is taking steps to free Fannie Mae from government conservatorship as the company posts big profits.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac subpoenaed in commission lawsuit

Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit that could shake up the real estate industry have subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, sharpening scrutiny of real estate commissions nationwide.

How the mortgage market has evolved over the past decade

If you’re newer to real estate or want a snapshot of how we got to this point in the mortgage industry, here’s a quick look.

Applying for a mortgage? How you repay your student loan is crucial

Student loan borrowers who use an income-driven repayment plan could be at disadvantage for taking on a mortgage, a study by the Urban Institute shows.

What the 2020 presidential candidates are saying about housing

Housing hasn’t been the focus for the crowded field of Democratic contenders, but that hasn’t stopped some candidates from releasing comprehensive housing plans.

Federal lenders increase loan limits to match pace of price growth

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration increased their loan limits to $510,400 and $331,760, respectively.

Home prices up everywhere: FHFA

Every census division tracked by Federal Housing Finance Agency reported positive annual price gains, with the Mountain division climbing the most at 6.7 percent.