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Homeowners stand to save money by refinancing, but some factors may make getting a new loan less worthwhile.
Home prices continued to rise even as the coronavirus pandemic swept across America, FHFA says
June 24, 2020
The number of Americans skipping mortgage payments drops for the first time since March
June 22, 2020
A smaller share of home loans are now in forbearance, but that could change if government assistance dries up.
The massive rally in stocks around the globe in April and May ended up marking the best 50-day rally for stocks in history. On the ...
When Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are released from conservatorship, they will hold an offering to allow investors to buy more stock.
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Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced on Monday they had hired Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase , respectively, as financial advisers on any potential plan to exit government...
The Trump administration is preventing DACA recipients from getting federally-backed mortgages, Democratic lawmakers say
June 11, 2020
A group of Democratic lawmakers has called for an investigation into policy changes that have allegedly resulted in DACA recipients being denied FHA loans.
Government backstop grows to 98% of new financing in residential mortgage-bond market as private finance vanishes during pandemic
June 03, 2020
The government’s role in the $11 trillion U.S. housing debt market isn’t shrinking anymore, mainly because private financing options have evaporated in recent months as coronavirus cases shot up,...
The number of people applying for loans to purchase a home has increased for six consecutive weeks after falling earlier in the coronavirus outbreak.
Home-price gains continued in March as the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S., Case-Shiller index shows
May 26, 2020
‘The initial impact will be felt mostly on plunging sales and listings volumes, not prices,’ said Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.
The U.S. regulator charged with overseeing housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled Thursday a proposed rewrite of rules boosting how much capital the pair must hold to weather a downturn.
People will have an easier time refinancing loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following being in forbearance based on new rules regulators are putting in place.
The trajectory of interest rates will depend on how the U.S. economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. regulator extends foreclosure and eviction moratorium for Fannie, Freddie mortgages
May 14, 2020
A U.S. housing finance regulator announced Thursday that it was extending a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions on mortgages backed by housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until at least June...
Real Estate Data Giant CoStar Buys Ten-X For $190M
May 14, 2020
CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), a company that provides commercial real estate information and analytics, has purchased Ten-X LLC, the ...
Mortgage delinquencies caused by the coronavirus will exceed Great Recession levels, according to this forecast
May 13, 2020
The troubles homeowners face now could make it harder for other people to get home loans in the future.
Vacation real-estate markets are ‘toast’ because of the pandemic as Airbnb owners rush to offload their homes, Redfin CEO says
May 11, 2020
As the company reopens its iBuying division, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman sees opportunity for iBuyers in beach towns.
Mortgage rates rise from record lows — and signs are emerging that Americans are preparing to re-enter the home-buying market
May 07, 2020
Demand for mortgages used to purchase homes fell by 35% in mid-April, but has started to make a rebound.
The so-called ‘iBuyers’ are rolling out new features for people looking to sell their homes quickly.
Home prices could fall by as much as 4% because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zillow says
May 05, 2020
A false restart of the economy could create a worst-case scenario for the country’s housing market, an analysis by Zillow says.
Mortgage rates fall to new record low — here’s why some loan applicants won’t be offered them
April 30, 2020
The low interest rate environment isn’t expected to bring much of a boost to the housing market, which is struggling as a result of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
While the coronavirus pandemic has caused real-estate transactions to slow significantly, the jury is out on whether home prices will fall as a result.
Homeowners who have received mortgage forbearance need to weigh options carefully to ensure that they’re not just kicking the can down the road.
Mortgage rates go up slightly as some lenders tighten restrictions on who qualifies for a home loan
April 23, 2020
Many banks and lenders have imposed more stringent requirements for new borrowers amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
3 million Americans skip mortgage payments, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cut mortgage servicers a break
April 21, 2020