Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Higher credit scores, additional documentation most common

Homeownership rate drops to 48-year low

Despite record sales, fewer Americans own homes

Case-Shiller: Home prices continue rising in May but stall on monthly basis

First-time buyers still weak; Growth to slow over next 2 years
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FHFA watchdog sounds alarm on $4.6B loss

GSE fails to recover losses from strategic defaulters
"I think it reinforces the current nature of mortgage finance policy, which is not to hold borrowers responsible. This isn’t just about Freddie, but it’s also about these borrowers sticking it to the taxpayer," Mark Calabria of the Cato Institute said.
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The new slap in the face of foreclosure

Every American upset with the state of mortgage lending should read the Fox Business News article on strategic default in order to meet the "New Face of Foreclosure." Strategic defaulters are underwater borrowers who intend to remedy their "upside-down situation" by simply walking away from their mortgages. The Fox Business article paints a clear picture of a 67-year-old strategic defaulter who is walking away from a $166,000 loan.
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Who, in the End, Will Strategically Default?

Two different research teams look at the question from two different sides. Let’s start with the dark side: the borrowers who ruthlessly put the house back to the servicer. Then we’ll move on to some researchers we don’t hear from often enough, who start by trying to quantify the bright side: the borrowers who won’t drive away from the house. Ruthless Default
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