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Economic & Housing Market Outlook for 2015

In case you missed it, Freddie Mac has released its Economic & Housing Market Outlook for 2015 Overall 2015 looks to be a good year. Some bullet points from the report: economic growth of 3% more jobs created household incomes … Continue reading

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How low can they go? …Interest rates that is

Just received this telling (and colorful) chart from one of my colleagues in the lending arena. The chart show average interest rates on 30-year fixed Freddie Mac mortgages over the past thirty years. We constantly hear about “historical lows” with … Continue reading

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RU Fannie/Freddie?

So HARP 2.0 has launched, but your loan must be owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to qualify or even get considered. If you want to avoid a 2 hour phone queue with Citi/Chase/ BofA/ Wells just to ask … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac’s predictions for 2011

REALTOR® Mag reports five bold predictions for 2011 offered by Freddie Mac analysts.  Among the predictions: prices have hit bottom; delinquency rates will decline; and mortgage rates will remain below five percent. See the blurb here: 5 Predictions for 2011

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Interest rates set another low, but can you afford them?

If you haven’t heard yet, mortgage rates dipped to another new low. Yesterday Freddie Mac stated that the average rate on a 30-year loan was 4.71%, the lowest rate since the agency began its weekly tracking of long-term interest rates … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac issues underwriting and appraisal bulletin

Although Freddie Mac has seen improvements in credit quality over the last few months, they are still experiencing a number of deficiencies in the underwriting process. In a just released Guide Bulletin to Freddie Mac Sellers and Servicers, Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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Meet the New Landlord

Just received the following press release forwarded from my contact at Fidelity National Home Warranty… USA TODAY For Immediate Release Friday, January 30, 2009 – Today, Freddie Mac plans to announce a first-of-a-kind plan that lets homeowners and tenants temporarily … Continue reading

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What Happens Now With Fannie and Freddie?

The following post is from Stephanie Hanna, a lender we work with. It provides an inside the lending industry view on the latest government actions to save Fannie and Freddie. It’s official. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Paulson placed Fannie Mae … Continue reading

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