Fannie Mae says housing will boost economic growth in 2020

Fannie Mae has upgraded its economic outlook for 2020, saying it expects the economy to get a big boost from growth in the housing market. Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group said in a report this week that housing helped the economy to grow in the third quarter of 2019 for the first time

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Altos: Ignore the Critics, Housing is Ready to Boom in 2015

The housing market is going to surge in 2015, despite the bearish predictions from many critics in the housing industry recently, according to a report to be released today by Altos Research, a housing data provider.

Rising Mortgage Rates To Boost Housing?

With the economy finally showing signs of recovery from years of stagnation, mortgage rates have been slowly picking up too. Last week, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed to its highest level in almost six months, reaching 3.63% on average according to the latest figures from Freddie Mac.

Widespread Employment Changes May Result In More Problems For Housing Industry

The impact of widespread reductions in the working hours of employees in a large variety of industries would be highly likely to trigger more delinquencies and foreclosures for housing. In the past week and a half since the presidential election confirmed that the Affordable Care Act would be implemented, I’ve personally heard from local employees

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Real Inflation Likely To Undermine A Housing Recovery

The idea that home prices benefit from inflation is a long held tenet of real estate investing. This belief originated in the 1980’s during the first era of creative finance. Most investing “gurus” of that period taught seminars in which they said that home prices were rising because of the inflation which occurred in the

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American Enterprise Institute – Why The Next Housing Crisis Is Already Underway

Like a cancerous tumor that just won’t go away, another housing crisis is growing ever larger. It’s a debt tumor, fed by the blood that flows in the form of government insured mortgages which are in essence nothing more than taxpayer backed guarantees for Fannie, Freddie, USDA, and FHA, to name a few.

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.

Residential Real Estate Industry Cringes As Dodd-Frank Era Begins

The financial regulatory bill known as Dodd-Frank, named for it’s two main congressional proponents, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, has begun to kick in. The bill is more than 1,000 pages in length, and will address virtually every corner of the residential real estate industry. Virtually no one in the industry will avoid the impact

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