HW Vanguard Awards: Leadership has never been more important

HW Vanguard Awards: Leadership has never been more important

Recognizing executives leading the housing economy

loanDepot closes first $150M securitization of personal loans

Demand for new personal loans takes off

TRID is a real obstacle to mortgage process

Contrary to some reports

Items Tagged with 'Freddie Mac'


It's official: Obama signs bill limiting Fannie, Freddie CEO pay

Bill received unanimous support in House, Senate
In what has become a complete and total rebuke of an effort put forth by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt to award $3 million raises to the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, President Obama signed into a law a bill that caps the salaries of Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos and Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton.
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FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2016. Despite some predictions that the loan limits would rise for 2016, the FHFA said the conforming loan limits will remain unchanged for much of the country, but not everywhere.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drift lower

Continue to sit slightly below 4%
Mortgage rates reported little change for the week, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate staying just barely below 4%. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti noted that it’s a quiet week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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It’s far past time to end Fannie, Freddie conservatorship. Here’s how to do it

CHLA shares plan for recapitalizing GSEs
It is now seven years since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into conservatorship. The Community Home Lenders Association says that it believes a government guarantee is needed to maintain an affordable 30-year mortgage and sustain housing markets. But consensus is elusive on what should come next. Here is their plan.
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Crapo fights against using Fannie, Freddie fees for Federal infrastructure costs

Controversial g-fee pay-for already overwhelmingly defeated in House
Despite being overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Representatives, the Senate is still considering a controversial spending mechanism that would see the fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee loans go to pay for new roads. But one Senator is urging his colleagues to consider the implications of using g-fees to offset the cost of a Federal highway bill.
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