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  • FHFA increases conforming loan limits for 2nd straight year

    Hikes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 2018 loan limits to match rising home prices
    Last year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency increased the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the first time since the housing crisis. And now, the FHFA is doing it again.
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  • Redwood Trust shifts away from Fannie, Freddie conforming loans

    Ending purchases of GSE loans; also ceases commercial loan originations for CMBS
    Seeking to rid itself of two business segments that are dragging on the REIT’s bottom line, Redwood Trust announced recently that it will be discontinuing the acquisition and aggregation of conforming loans for sale to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and will also discontinue commercial loan originations for distribution in commercial mortgage-backed securities.
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  • FHA announces 2016 loan limits

    Limits will increase in 188 counties
    The Federal Housing Administration announced its loan limits for 2016, with the loan limits in 188 counties set to increase due to changes in housing prices. Click here to learn more about where the FHA raised its loan limits for 2016.
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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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  • FHA announces 2015 loan limits

    Limits for highest and lowest cost areas remain unchanged
    The Federal Housing Administration announced its 2015 conforming loan limits. Spoiler alert: Not much changed.
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  • FHFA announces conforming loan limits for 2015

    Only 46 counties increase; remainder of U.S. is unchanged
    According to the FHFA, the areas that will see conforming loan limit increases include the Denver, Colorado metro area; the Boston, Massachusetts metro area; the Baltimore, Maryland metro area; the Nashville, Tennessee metro area and the Seattle, Washington area.
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  • Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

    Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
    “We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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  • Mortgage applications fall slightly

    Refinance share edges back up
    Mortgage applications edged down a bit this past week, falling a slight 0.3%, an industry trade group reported. Refinance activity alone picked up, with refis now making up 66% of all mortgage activity.
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