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Should Conforming Loan Limits be Capped?

In November, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced its annual change to the conforming loan limit for loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs). For 2022, it was announced that the limit increased by 18% to $647,200, reflecting the average increase of home prices over the last year.  But ...

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Understanding the HAF

Attorney Marissa M. Yaker details what you need to know about the Homeowner Assistance Fund, and the HAF’s goal of mitigating financial hardships associated with the pandemic.

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FHFA Finalizes GSE’s Housing Goals

To meet its goal of supporting equitable access to housing opportunities nationwide, the FHFA has issued its single-family and multi-family housing goals and subgoals for 2022-2024.

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Biden Nominates Acting Director Thompson to Head FHFA

President Joseph R. Biden has nominated Sandra L. Thompson to the serve as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Thompson has been serving as the Acting Director since June 2021.  “Thompson has over four decades of government experience in financial regulation, risk management, and consumer protection,” said ...

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Pending Home Sales Rebound in October

Reversing the trend of just one month ago, pending sales of U.S. homes rose 7.5% in October as consumers regained their financial footing to lock in rates before an anticipated rise.

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FHFA Announces Three Staffing Updates

Effective November 1, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the appointment of three people to permanent executive positions within the agency.  Firstly, Acting COO Katrina Jones was named the permanent COO of the agency.  Jones, who has been the acting COO since August, brings 35 ...

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