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‘Good Time to Sell’ Sentiment Climbing

Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 3.5 points in September to 81.0. That's the second consecutive month of increase, showing a rebound from late spring continuing. Three of six HPSI components increased month-over-month, and consumers reported a "substantially ...

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HUD Awards $4 Million for Disabled Veterans’ Residences

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced $3.9 million in funding through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP), a program designed to create more-accessible homes for ...

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FHFA Addresses the Language Barrier

The FHFA, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, recently announced new resources for Americans who need assistance with mortgage loans but who possess limited English-language proficiency. That could be causing homeowners extra hardships during an already trying time, the ...

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Responsibly Addressing Forbearance Costs

"Policymakers Should Maintain Forbearance but Fix Its Costs." That is the title of a new brief published by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center. Research associates Michael Neal,  Linna Zhu, and Faith Schwartz explain that mortgage performance following Hurricane ...

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Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis

Several housing advocates recommend policies that could make a difference when it comes to the issue of "housing underproduction," on which the Up For Growth organization published an extensive study. Said investigation showed "nearly every corner of the country bears ...

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FHFA Releases Latest Mortgage Relief Numbers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Thursday released its Q2 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, since the 2008 start of conservatorship, completed 252,014 foreclosure prevention actions. Overall, that brings the number of ...

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Waters Requests Review of Disparate Impact Rule

Following HUD's announcement of the Department’s final rule on the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-California) has called on President Trump and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson to reconsider. Suggesting ...

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