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Remodeling

Current projections show a slower taper for home improvement in 2020

Renovation spending is decelerating faster than expected this year, but could slow with more deliberation than previously anticipated next year, according to Harvard...
Originations

Fannie Mae bumps its 2019 origination estimate up another notch

Single-family mortgage production this year is expected to be 3% higher than anticipated last month, according to Fannie Mae, which revised its estimates...
Freddie Mac

Freddie using REMIC format for $589M CRT offering

Freddie Mac is now on board the REMIC train.A year after Fannie Mae launched its first credit-risk transfer securitization using a real estate...
New $3127M SASB deal features Fannie Mae HQ building

New $3127M SASB deal features Fannie Mae HQ building

The developer of the newly constructed Washington, D.C., headquarters for Fannie Mae is securitizing part of its $525 million mortgage through a single-asset,...
David Lowman is executive vice president of Freddie Mac's single-family business.

Freddie Mac’s single-family business leader to step down

David Lowman, executive vice president of the single-family business at Freddie Mac, has informed the company he will be stepping down from his...
MCAI

Jumbo mortgage credit availability at record levels: MBA

September's increase in mortgage credit availability was driven by the expansion of jumbo and other nonconforming products to record levels, which overcame a...
Economic uncertainty pulls consumer housing confidence from peak

Economic uncertainty pulls consumer housing confidence from peak

Consumer confidence in the housing market remains relatively strong, but economic uncertainty is testing its resiliency, according to Fannie Mae. After hitting an...
Fannie-education

Fannie Mae tightens grip on homebuyer education requirements

Fannie Mae is tightening its grip on homebuyer education requirements, particularly for first-time homebuyers and purchasers utilizing high loan-to-value mortgages."We believe homeownership education...
Freddie Mac

Fannie and Freddie get to keep their earnings. Now what?

WASHINGTON — The recent announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to keep profits for the first time since 2012...
Manufactured home-Guild

Financing of manufactured homes gaining more traction: Guild

Guild Mortgage, which originated loans on some of the first manufactured homes eligible for new lower-rate Fannie Mae financing, anticipates demand for this...

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