Is a no-appraisal mortgage really worth it?



Around five percent of Fannie Mae’s 1.2 million home mortgages have met the criteria for not needing a traditional in-person appraisal since new rules were introduced last year, according to the Washington Post

Fannie Mae’s housing confidence index hits all-time high



Fannie Mae’s housing confidence index leapt to an all-time high last month as optimism among buyers increased.

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac to create more affordable housing opportunities



With rising home prices making it increasingly difficult for those with lower incomes to buy, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking it upon themselves to provide more opportunities.

Fannie Mae partners with VHT Studios to give foreclosed homes a facelift



Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is upping its efforts to sell off more of the foreclosed homes on its books, teaming up with real estate photography firm VHT Studios.

Manufactured homes: The answer to America’s affordable housing shortage?



Manufactured homes seems to be getting serious consideration as a solution to the U.S.’s growing affordable housing shortage, if recent news reports are anything to go by.

Fannie & Freddie launch new programs to encourage investment in rental properties



Investors are being encouraged to buy up more single-family rental properties thanks to the introduction of new financing programs with competitive rates from U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Tinkering With Mortgage Qualifications



It had to happen sooner or later. The lower volume of mortgage applications is resulting in some tinkering to find more consumers that can qualify. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and major lenders aren’t necessarily

California wildfire victims to get mortgage relief



Homeowners whose properties have been lost or damaged by the wildfires in California this year might be able to defer their mortgage payments

Lenders are easing standards, making it easier to obtain a mortgage



Government-backed mortgage services Fannie Mae says that lenders are easing their standards for consumers to qualify for a mortgage.

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.

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