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  • Existing home sales held steady in August

    Median existing home price increased, marking 78th straight month of year-over-year gains
    After falling for four consecutive months, existing home sales held its ground in August, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that the decline in existing home sales appears to have hit a plateau with robust regional sales.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reach highest level since May

    Mortgage rates inch forward for fourth consecutive week
    Mortgage rates inched forward for the fourth consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased once again to its highest level since May.
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  • Freddie Mac incorporates new DocMagic tech

    The GSE will now use eVault and SmartREGISTRY to cut costs and speed processes
    Freddie Mac is integrating DocMagic technology into its software suite to facilitate the storage and control of eNotes. The government sponsored enterprise is incorporating DocMagic’s eVault technology and its SmartREGISTRY platform to store documents, perform automated eNote certification for Freddie Mac eMortgage lenders and enable the electronic transfer of these notes to other eVault systems.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase for third consecutive week

    Consumer credit growth driving mortgage rates
    Mortgage rates climbed for the third consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the one-two punch of strong job and consumer credit growth drove mortgage rates up to their highest mark since the second of August.
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  • August jobs report: Unemployment holds steady at 3.9%

    Non-farm payrolls increased by 201,000
    The unemployment rate in August remained at 3.9%, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One economist said the 9 year high in wage growth ensures the federal government will raise rates at their meeting later in September.
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  • Hensarling’s Hail Mary: Top Republican unveils sweeping bipartisan housing finance reform bill

    Would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, elevate Ginnie Mae
    It’s now officially been 10 years since the government took Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship. And in that decade, an uneasy status quo has developed with Fannie and Freddie dominating the housing finance system, despite their limited capital bases and unresolved position as wards of the federal government. But if House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has anything to say about it in his final days in office, all of that uncertainty will soon be resolved.
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