Growing cities losing affordable housing at alarming rate: Study

Released Wednesday, a new study from Freddie Mac finds a striking correlation between population growth and affordable housing.

New Freddie Mac mortgage plan bundles purchases and repairs

The CHOICERenovation program offers homebuyers a single loan with just one set of closing costs that they can use to buy a house and then fix it up.

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 …