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  • American Financial Resources offers new manufactured housing finance option

    AFR will finance manufactured homes via Fannie Mae's new MH Advantage initiative
    American Financial Resources is now offering conventional financing for manufactured homes via the new Fannie Mae initiative, MH Advantage. The new program is designed to promote financing for manufactured homes comparable in quality and features to traditional single-family homes.
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  • Court of Appeals declares FHFA structure unconstitutional

    Majority opinion finds GSE regulator violates separation of powers
    For the third time in recent memory, a government agency borne out of the housing crisis has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. The first two times it was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But now, it’s the Federal Housing Finance Agency that has been found to be operating in violation of the Constitution.
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  • Housing finance reform should fix what’s broken

    What does housing finance reform look like?
    [Expert commentary] Nearly 10 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, housing finance reform remains the single largest piece of unfinished business of the housing crisis. The failure of Fannie and Freddie, the taxpayer bailout and repayment that followed, and their unresolved conservatorship continue to demand final resolution, even if Congress does not.
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  • Can Millennials confront the looming threat of aging Baby Boomers?

    The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers sitting on $13.5 trillion in home inventory
    The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers are sitting on a whopping $13.5 trillion worth of home inventory, but aging Boomers are expected to trigger a large exodus from the housing market in upcoming years. Will Millennial homeownership demand fill the void?
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  • Americans’ confidence in housing reaching a plateau

    But there's still optimism about direction of economy
    Americans are growing less confident in housing, and experts wonder if, after years of climbing, their confidence is hitting a plateau. However, Fannie Mae explained consumers expressed increased optimism about the direction of the economy and their personal financial situations over the next year.
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  • Fannie Mae: Both renters and homebuyers feel pessimistic about affordable housing availability

    Affordability concerns could be keeping people in their homes and contributing to inventory shortage
    Renters and owners are more likely to be concerned about housing affordability when they have to find a new place to live compared to the affordability of where they already live, according to a report from Fannie Mae. Basically, people feel more comfortable paying what they pay now and are concerned that their payment (whether it's rent or a mortgage) will be less affordable than what they currently have.
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  • Fannie Mae makes good on its affordable housing promises

    Investing $26M toward New York-area construction
    Fannie Mae announces it will invest $26 million in low-income housing tax credit to finance the first phase of construction of the largest residential development in Far Rockaway, New York. Part of the city's rezoning plan, the project and aims to provide residents with affordable living spaces.
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  • Fannie Mae experts: How to address rising rents for moderate income households

    Bob Simpson and Tanya Zahalak on helping middle income renters afford their rent
    [Expert commentary] There should be a surplus of available units for for middle income renters, so why do rents keep rising? It's complicated. And what are we supposed to do about it? That's complicated too. Here's a look an exclusive look at some solutions to these issues from experts at Fannie Mae.
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