Despite housing inventory woes, more homeowners believe now is a good time to sell



More homeowners might be ready to move, helping to relieve the critically low inventory situation that’s been blamed for a recent slowdown in home sales.

U.S. housing finance system is “unsustainable”, says Fed’s Powell



Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell has said the U.S. housing finance system is putting taxpayers at risk, calling the situation “unsustainable” and demanding more reforms.

President Trump, Dodd-Frank, Fannie and Freddie



President Trump gives orders for the change he wants but the U.S. Congress has a multitude of views on what needs to be done and ultimately controls the financial purse strings

Is Main Street Watching Wall Street?



When real estate is bought with all cash, buyers have a lot more flexibility and are able to take many more shortcuts. When Wall Street funnels billions into securitized bonds this becomes real power.

Fannie Mae makes it easier for borrowers with student debt to obtain a mortgage



Fannie Mae has altered its underwriting requirements in order to make it easier for would-be home buyers saddled with student debt to be able to qualify for a loan.

Fannie Mae to ease mortgage requirements from next month



Fannie Mae, the government sponsored financing organization, has said it plans to ease its credit requirements from next month.

Fannie and Freddie – Eight Years and Counting



Remember Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that were taken into government conservatorship more than eight years ago. Effectively, the government takeover

Millennials fleeing the nest at much faster rate, bodes well for housing demand.



Fannie Mae says that young adults are finally beginning to flee the nest in their droves, with the number of those who’re moving out from their parent’s homes growing fast.

Home buyer sentiment falls in face of mortgage rate rises



Mortgage rate increases are chipping away at home buyer sentiment, according to the latest reading from Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index.

“Flex Modification” program set to replace HAMP next year



The two bodies have just announced a new foreclosure prevention program to replace HAMP, which is set to be introduced sometime next year.

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