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.

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

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