Big changes are coming to Fannie and Freddie … beware

Last weekend the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the first in a likely series of changes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

A new ‘uniform’ for Fannie and Freddie aims to help homebuyers, investors

The program will combine previously separate markets for mortgage-backed securities known as TBAs. Proponents say it will lower mortgage interest rates.

Fannie and Freddie critic Mark Calabria confirmed as Housing Finance director

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Mark Calabria to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency tasked with overseeing the government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Fannie Mae appoints Hugh Frater as permanent CEO

Fannie Mae has appointed Hugh Frater as its permanent chief executive officer following a six-month search to replace former CEO Timothy Mayoupolos, who stepped down in October.

Prices edged up slightly from December to January: FHFA

U.S. home prices rose slightly from December to January, up 0.6 percent according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Google and Coinbase Global executives join Fannie Mae board

Karin Kimbrough of Google and Brian Brooks of Coinbase Global have been elected as new members to Fannie Mae’s board of directors.

New tool tells lenders if properties were damaged by natural disaster

The new parcel-level disaster data is available as a free add-on to the VeroVALUE service, which the company describes as an AVM that provides realistic value ranges for properties across the country.

Here’s what NAR wants in the next versions of Fannie and Freddie

NAR said on Friday that any changes should maintain a host of features such as 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, affordable credit and reliable access to housing for both renters and homeowners.

Home prices jumped 5.7% year-over-year at the end of 2018

Home prices jumped 5.7 percent during the final months of 2018 compared to the same period one year prior, with the mountainous states in the western U.S. seeing the strongest growth.

Blend wants to speed up getting home equity loans, credit lines

Digital mortgage startup Blend announced that it will soon expand to offer customers home equity loans and lines of credit.