Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

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Items Tagged with 'Housing Economy'


Mortgage rates remain frozen after last week's low

Freddie Mac: Rates unchanged moving into holiday
July 3, 2014
Mortgage rates witnessed little change from last week as the market heads into the holiday. However, last week's rate officially dropped lower than last year’s levels.
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2014 Rising Stars

This year's luminaries shine brightly both now, and for the future
July 1, 2014
In HousingWire’s inaugural Rising Stars program, nominations were accepted for anyone under 40 leading in the housing finance space — in lending, servicing, investing or real estate. Our awards don’t just recognize future potential; we wanted to spotlight those who have already made their mark by starting new businesses, helping to run major corporations, or innovating new systems to move markets forward.
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Freddie Mac: Rates fall to lowest level in 2014

Weak economic growth keeps rates down
May 8, 2014
Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level since Nov. 7, 2013, as the economic growth for the first quarter came in well below market expectations.
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Gasping for air

Pundits may point to housing recovery - but deeper waters yet lie ahead
May 1, 2014
With broad media coverage on rising home prices, everyone from potential borrowers to industry insiders wants to know if housing is finally on safe ground. Home prices are definitely on the rise. Nationally, home prices grew by 14% in 2013, coming on the heels of a 9% rise in 2012.
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9 Federal Reserve districts post moderate economic growth

Residential real estate contacts remain optimistic
January 15, 2014
Economic growth waned in some Federal Reserve districts in late 2013. Yet, nine out of 12 still experienced moderate economic growth, according to the latest Fed Beige Book.
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So far, the housing recovery is on track

September 25, 2013
New data shows the housing recovery is on track, at least for now. Homebuilder profits rose this past month, while home prices continued their upward trajectory.
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Consumer economic outlook reaches a one-year low

September 19, 2013
Consumers maintained a bleak view of the U.S. economy in early September as they observed higher mortgage rates and home prices.
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RE/MAX prices IPO at $19-$21 per share

September 19, 2013
RE/MAX officially announced its initial public offering of 10 million shares Thursday, pricing the stock between $19 and $21 a share.
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President Obama reveals housing plan

August 6, 2013
Imperative that we wind down Fannie and Freddie: Obama
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