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.

Mortgage rates hit yearly lows

Mortgage rates continued to slide downward this week, reaching a new yearly low of 4.06 percent on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage.

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.

Agents see growing demand as mortgage rates plummet

Like an avalanche growing larger as it tumbles down a mountain, agents are seeing swelling demand from buyers as mortgage interest rates plummet.

Mortgage rates see biggest plunge in over a decade

Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgages declined by 22 basis points from 4.28 percent to 4.06 percent, resulting in the biggest single-week decline in rates since 2008, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Survey released on Thursday.

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.

Discrimination fears keep LGBT homebuyers on sidelines: Poll

Fear of discrimination by new neighbors, agents and sellers is keeping LGBT renters from making their first home purchase, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals third annual LGBT Real Estate Report released …

Freddie Mac names David Brickman as new CEO

Freddie Mac announced Thursday that its current president, David Brickman, will soon be taking the reins as the mortgage giant’s new CEO.

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.