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FHFA Extends Foreclosure Moratorium

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FHFA Wednesday announced the fourth extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through "at least" January 31. This extension will continue the moratorium on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until at least January 31, 2021, according to ...

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FHA Raises Single-Family Loan Limits

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Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced higher loan limits for 2021. The guidelines apply to the administration's Single Family Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) Mortgage insurance programs. The rise in loan limits correlates with nationwide home price appreciation ...

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Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down

The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies. Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio totaled $137.2 billion in October, an annualized rate of 25.7%. One year ...

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The Week Ahead: CARES, Home Sales, Construction, and Jobs

The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will meet Tuesday, December 1 in open-session, hybrid format, to conduct a hearing entitled "The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress." Content from the last such quarterly report is documented in this ...

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Janet Yellen Is Biden’s Treasury Secretary Pick

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President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary, several news outlets report, and the Associated Press has confirmed, through an unnamed source. Yellen would be the first woman to head the U.S. Treasury—and ...

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FHFA Announces Milestone Toward Ending Conservatorships

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a final rule to the Federal Register for publication today that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, also known as the Enterprises. The final rule makes changes ...

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FHA 2020 Report Shows How It Helped Struggling Homeowners

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2020 annual report today, which covers the financial status of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund and its Single Family insurance programs.  The 2020 FHA report emphasizes how the government agency helped homeowners ...

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