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Fewer Renters Planning to Buy a Home

Amid heightened concern for housing affordability and overall rental satisfaction, renting has become increasingly favored among some segments of the population in the United States. Among renters, 67 percent say they believe renting is currently more affordable than owning a ...

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on the New York Fed, Freddie Mac, and More …

Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that John C. Williams has been named President and CEO. His appointment by ...

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Christopher Herbert Elected to Freddie Mac Board of Directors

Freddie Mac announced that Christopher E. Herbert was elected as a director on the company’s board of directors. Herbert, 57, has extensive experience relating to housing policy and urban development. “We are very pleased that Chris is joining the Freddie ...

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The Policy Makers

Some of the industry’s greatest minds discuss the lessons they learned during the housing crisis, and how it’s shaping their stance on housing policy today. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DSNews, out now.

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Five Star Government Forum Unites Banking and Government Leaders

Housing and housing finance reforms, especially for the underserved, will be top of the agenda at the ninth annual Five Star Government Forum on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Leaders in mortgage banking and the federal government will engage and have ...

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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HARP Loans Continue Outperforming Pre-Crisis Mortgages

According to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service, Freddie Mac loans refinanced under the Home Affordable Refinance Program will continue to outperform pre-crisis Freddie loans that did not enter the program, but will also continue to lag behind post-crisis ...

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FHFA: Fannie, Freddie Foreclosure Preventions Top 4M in Q4

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rolled out its fourth-quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac zipped up 67,569 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, that brings the number ...

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