Did Affordable Housing Performance Meet its Goals? by Nicole Casperson

On Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its Annual Housing Report, reporting data on the affordable housing activities of the enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, during 2016. Based on Fannie Mae’s single-family housing goals and performance results for 2016, according to the FHFA, Fannie Mae achieved the single-family low-income home purchase goal … More Did Affordable Housing Performance Meet its Goals? by Nicole Casperson

Stat Insight: Home Prices Lead in the West by Dean Terrell

According to August data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index released Wednesday, U.S. home prices rose 0.7 percent compared to last month. The 0.2 percent increased previously reported in July was changed upward to 0.4 percent. Seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from July 2017 to August 2017 for the nine census … More Stat Insight: Home Prices Lead in the West by Dean Terrell

Refinancing Share at Early 2017 Levels by Jann Swanson

Refinancing increased its share of total originations in September, rising 3 percentage points from August to 38 percent of all closed loans.  Ellie Mae, in its Originations Insight report says the refinance share was the highest since February and set forth two possible reasons.  First, interest rates on closed loans during the month dipped to … More Refinancing Share at Early 2017 Levels by Jann Swanson

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“Beth Mann and her staff (especially Samantha) were very responsive. The replies to our questions were next to immediate! We were sellers that had a short closing time span on the sale. Beth made sure that was no problem and also greatly assisted on replying to the buyer’s attorney after the home inspection in ways … More NEW 5 STAR REVIEW!!

Homebuyers want online mortgage resources, but still prefer a personal touch Here’s what real estate professionals need to do to stay competitive by Kelsey Ramirez

Although homebuyers are relying more and more on online resources to get information, a new study from Fannie Mae shows they still place more faith in real estate professionals and other personal interactions. With the market moving more toward fully digital mortgages, it may appear as though consumers would like more digital interaction and less … More Homebuyers want online mortgage resources, but still prefer a personal touch Here’s what real estate professionals need to do to stay competitive by Kelsey Ramirez

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Why It’s a Better Time for Buyers on a Budget to Purchase a Home by Clare Tresspasso

Those thinking about buying a home have probably heard all the tales of woe from other buyers out there: Sticker shock, getting outbid on the home of their dreams, or not being able to find a property with everything they were looking for within their budget. Still, those stresses may be easing somewhat now that we’re … More Why It’s a Better Time for Buyers on a Budget to Purchase a Home by Clare Tresspasso

New Home Construction Suddenly Slows in September by Kelsey Ramirez

Overall, housing starts decreased in September, however, single-family housing completions showed double digit growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Privately owned housing starts dropped in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million. This is down 4.7% from August’s … More New Home Construction Suddenly Slows in September by Kelsey Ramirez