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FHFA extends deadline to give the market more time to weigh UMBS plan

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has extended its deadline for investor comments on a proposal aimed at better aligning pooling practices for loans...
Rob Zimmer

Don’t believe doom and gloom on Fannie, Freddie

This year there's been some chatter that investors are shying away from mortgage-backed securities sold by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The talk...
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FHFA formally ends mortgage volume discounts from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac | 2019-09-23

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria recently issued a formal directive to end guarantee fee discounts for high-volume lenders from Fannie Mae...
Stanley Middleman

There are better times ahead for mortgage finance

The mortgage industry's cycles of market and credit risk are a merry-go-round. The business tends to face the same risks over and over...
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac investors fighting profit sweep get key court win

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac investors fighting profit sweep get key court win

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors won a victory in their long battle to reap benefits from their stakes in the mortgage giants...
Housing industry rallies around Trump’s GSE reform plan | 2019-09-06

Housing industry rallies around Trump’s GSE reform plan | 2019-09-06

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the government takeover of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now, the housing industry is rallying...
Fannie Mae's Doug Duncan: Lack of inventory is holding housing market back big-time | 2019-09-04

Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan: Lack of inventory is holding housing market back big-time |...

Low mortgage rates have spurred an increase in mortgage applications (although it should be noted that applications have fallen in the last two weeks)...
Douglas Elliman Real Estate names Stephanie Garbarini VP of marketing | 2019-08-12

Trump administration to release plan for Fannie, Freddie after Labor Day | 2019-08-27

The Trump administration plans to release the plan for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in early September, sources close to...
Rates fall

Average mortgage rates continue to drop, sitting near three-year lows

Mortgage rates continued to drop this week, hitting their lowest levels since November 2016, according to Freddie Mac. 30-Year FRM 15-Year FRM 5/1-Year...

Add another 6 months to Fannie, Freddie recap and release timeline | 2019-08-19

In a note to investors obtained by HousingWire, Cowen Washington Research Group on Friday said the new rule for the “recap and release”...

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