In his first remarks since taking office as director of the Federal Housing Financing Agency, former Charlotte congressman Mel Watt indicated a shift in policy that may make more loan money available to borrowers. As the regulator in charge of ...Read More »
Finally we are seeing solid signs of improvement in the availability of mortgage loans. According to a survey from Fannie Mae, credit availability is improving. For the first time in more than three years, the majority of consumers believe it’s ...Read More »
A third of the nation’s U.S. senators have sent a letter to Mel Watt, the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a former U.S. congressman from Charlotte, asking him to use funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie ...Read More »
Come Jan. 10, it may become more difficult for homeowners to obtain a mortgage. That’s when a host of new rules come into effect. Most notable among the changes for borrowers will be the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules that ...Read More »
Strong increases in both single-family and multifamily starts raised our nationwide housing production 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the ...
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The interest rate for a large jumbo mortgage is now less than the rate for a smaller conventional loan. The increase in rate for conventional loans, combined with banks seeking jumbo mortgages for their portfolios, has created a situation in ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The year ahead will be “good, not great” for the housing market, with an anticipated 5 percent growth in housing sales from 2013, according to forecast Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Frank Nofthat delivered to an audience of real ...Read More »