Articles Tagged with ''Freddie Mac''

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates haven't risen this consistently in 40 years

Highest sustained climb since 1972, at least
Mortgage rates haven't risen this consistently to start a year in more than 40 years, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. “Through May, rates have risen in 15 out of the first 21 weeks, which is the highest share since Freddie Mac began tracking this data for a full year in 1972,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater noted.
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MBA Secondary: Can Fannie and Freddie help fix the housing shortage?

Manufactured housing, construction products are on the agenda
Desmond Smith, senior vice president and head of customer delivery at Fannie Mae, and Kevin Palmer, senior vice president of single-family credit risk transfer at Freddie Mac, outlined their agencies’ efforts to make the entire mortgage process simpler and easier. And that’s a good thing since the agencies facilitate the lion’s share — maybe even the elephant’s share — of the secondary mortgage market.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Inside the housing economy's monster news weekend

Your MBA / Fed / Fannie / Freddie / Kilauea / California housing update!
The MBA Secondary mood is so.... Plus, Texas jobs are booming, with no end in sight. New York and San Francisco startups promise to find people to co-live with each other. Plus, Fannie and Freddie risk-sharing bond performance updated. And, this person claims to have single-handedly caused the housing crisis in California. Plus, even more.
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Freddie Mac shares data to help lenders cope with gig economy

Launches new campaign effort
Freddie Mac announced Monday its new campaign aimed at helping mortgage originators better understand the needs of the new home buying generation. With the rise of the gig economy and changing technological demands, Freddie Mac launched a campaign to help originators reach the latest generation driving homeownership growth.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit seven-year high

The highest level since 2011
Mortgage interest rates are now as high as they've been in seven years. Despite falling in previous weeks, interest rates reversed course, and rose to the highest level since 2011, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey.
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