Items Tagged with 'FHFA'


  • Case-Shiller: Home prices increase 6% in July

    West continues to dominate home price increases
    Home prices annually increased once again, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic. S&P Dow Jones Indices Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee David Blitzer said rising homes prices are beginning to catch up with housing.
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  • FHFA: Home prices increase 0.2% in July

    East South Central division sees weakest annual house appreciation of all divisions
    Home prices increased in July, inching forward 0.2% from June, according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. According to the report, across the nine census divisions, the Mountain division once again saw the strongest appreciation growth.
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  • FHFA debuts new housing affordability metric

    New study found that there are differing levels of affordability for certain groups of individuals
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency just debuted a new housing affordability metric that aims to build upon the data already provided by other similar metrics, and what the FHFA found on the metric’s maiden voyage isn’t pretty.
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  • Is CEO Donald Layton leaving Freddie Mac?

    Bloomberg reports FHFA, Treasury preparing for Layton’s exit
    Is Donald Layton preparing to leave Freddie Mac? Bloomberg is reporting that the powers that oversee the government-sponsored enterprise, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Department of the Treasury, are preparing for a potential exit from the CEO.
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  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now

    Interest rates, bank earnings, new GSE credit score models and more make this month's list
    Rising interest rates, bank earnings, the FHFA's decision regarding new credit scoring models for the GSEs. Click to see what's hot and what's not!
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  • FHFA proposes new rule to reduce compliance burdens

    Requests comment on changes to golden parachute rule
    The FHFA announced Tuesday its new proposed rule which would amend its rule on golden parachute payments in order to reduce compliance burdens. The agency explained some parts of the rule are too broad, and overregulate areas where there is little risk of excess or abuse.
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  • FHFA employee files lawsuit against agency for $1 million

    Claims pay discrimination after unwanted sexual advances
    Monday, the FHFA employee who claims she was sexually harassed by FHFA Director Mel Watt filed a lawsuit against the agency for $1 million. In the lawsuit, FHFA employee Simone Grimes claims the agency paid her less than the man who held her position before her because she refused sexual advances from Watt.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since mid-April

    Mortgage rates decrease for the third consecutive week
    Mortgage rates decreased for the third consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Sam Khater said consumer spending is now driving equities higher, however, sales activity in the housing market has now crested.
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  • FHFA: Home prices rise at slowest pace in last four years

    Home prices up 6.5% from Q2 2017
    Home prices slightly increased in the second quarter of 2018, rising only 1.1% but still up 6.5% from the second quarter last year. Furthermore, home prices increased in June, rising 0.2% from May, according to the latest monthly House Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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