Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Freddie Mac offloads $155 million of credit risk to insurers

Fourth ACIS transaction brings total credit risk offload to $205 billion
Ben Lane
As part of its continuing effort to limit the American taxpayers’ liability, Freddie Mac obtained a number of insurance polices designed to cover potential losses on a $155 million pool of single-family loans.
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Mortgage bond spreads tighten to lowest level in two years

Hesitant investors to blame
Ben Lane
Hesitant investors are driving down mortgage bond yield spreads to a level not seen in more than two years. Is the rise in overall yields to blame?
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ditech to offer 97% LTV loans

Ready to participate in Fannie Mae program
Ben Lane
Ditech Mortgage Corp is expanding its lending options again. The company is now the latest lender to to jump on board with the 97% LTV programs announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this month.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates once again drop to new yearly lows

Drop further below 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have decreased throughout this year, recently hovering around 4%. And now, according to Freddie Mac's latest mortgage report, they're even lower.
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Freddie Mac: How will mortgage lending in 2015 compare to 2014?

5 housing results for 2014
Brena Swanson
Now that the year is coming to a close, Freddie Mac took time to look back and see how its predictions for 2014 fared. Hint: Everything didn't meet expectations.
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360 Mortgage offers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 97% LTV loans

Paves the way for other lenders
Brena Swanson
360 Mortgage announced it is supporting the Federal Housing Finance Agency's latest initiative to expand the credit box. The move makes 360 Mortgage one of the first pioneers to accept the GSEs' newest products to reach more first-time homeowners.
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Freddie Mac multifamily rankings affirmed by Fitch, Morningstar and S&P

Ratings attest to strong operational capabilities, Freddie says
Trey Garrison
Three of the big ratings agencies say they believe in Freddie Mac's multifamily asset management and operations. Here's why.
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Community groups applaud Fannie, Freddie funding Capital Magnet Fund

Groups say funding will help affordable housing projects
Trey Garrison
Community development and affordable housing advocates say that despite criticism from conservatives, funding for the Capital Magnet Fund will make a big difference in their efforts. Here's what they mean.
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$2.7 billion Fannie, Freddie MSR portfolio for sale

MountainView Servicing Group oversees the transaction
Brena Swanson
Another mortgage-servicing rights portfolio has hit the market. This time MountainView Servicing Group is advising in the sale of a $2.7 billion Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage servicing rights portfolio.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to restart affordable housing fund

Republicans: It's a slush fund
Trey Garrison
FHFA Director Mel Watt ordered the GSEs to again start setting aside money for a previous fund that allocates grants and assistance to low-income households. But why did funding get suspended in the first place?
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