Tag Archives: Fannie Mae

A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is Coming

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 11, 2017 Homeowners who have decided to stay put in their current properties may soon be ready for a move, helping to relieve stubbornly tight housing inventory. The evidence is in Fannie Mae’s … Continue reading

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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … Continue reading

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5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get … Continue reading

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Buyers Grow More Confident About Housing

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 You may need to do less convincing to get home shoppers to make their move in the housing market. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 2.2 percentage points in April, … Continue reading

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Home Prices Grow Twice as Fast as Incomes

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, May 01, 2017 Strong buyer demand this spring is pushing home prices up at double the rate of increase in income growth, The Wall Street Journal reports. The median price of an existing home … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All … Continue reading

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The Big Down Payment Myth

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may … Continue reading

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HARP Extended to 2017 as Bridge to New Refi Program

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 29, 2016 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is extending the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) until Sept. 30, 2017. The FHFA estimates that more than 300,000 home owners could still benefit by refinancing … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Tweaks 3% Loan Program

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 28, 2016 Fannie Mae announced that it has changed income maximums and some eligibility criteria for its HomeReady mortgage program that it believes will allow more borrowers to qualify for a mortgage with … Continue reading

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