The Ugly Truth About The So-Called Housing Recovery



Since 2008’s market melt-down and the advent of record numbers of foreclosures along with the loss of 35% of market value of the underlying assets, the secondary mortgage market has been reeling to and fro like a drunk down at the local bar.

Six Real Estate Megatrends For 2012 And Beyond



Today’s housing market is evolving, and many of the changes we are seeing now are unlikely to go away any time soon. Today, we examine five rising trends that are set to become the new “normal” in the majority of US housing markets in the months and years to come.

Fannie And Freddie Principal Reductions: Election Year Wrangling?



FHFA Regulator, Edward DeMarco, charged with oversight of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is under heavy pressure from the Obama administration and Democrats in congress to allow reductions of mortgage principal for qualified borrowers.

The U.S. Housing Crisis – Is There A “One Size Fits All” Solution?



As the housing crisis enters it’s 5th year, there’s still no final solution in sight – other than just living through it until it’s over (Whenever that may be). The problem is that the secondary mortgage market, which is the vehicle for mortgage financing in the U.S., has many different parts and many different players, who each have a variety of different financial objectives.

Mortgage Finance Act of 2011 Aims To Recreate Secondary Market



Senator Johnny Isakson, himself a former real estate broker from Atlanta, Georgia, has introduced The Mortgage Finance Act of 2011 with the goal of recreating the secondary mortgage market in a way that will integrate with the new Qualified Residential Mortgage provisions created under the Dodd-Frank legislation.

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