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Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

FHFA's August House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in August

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U.S. house prices rose in August, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.1 percent increase in July was revised to reflect a 0.2 percent increase.Click to continue

FHFA Single Security Proposal Could Save Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions Annually

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In a letter sent to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Financial Services Roundtable’s (FSR) Housing Policy Council (HPC) voiced its support for the agency’s proposal to create a single security to be issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Click to continue

Janell Byrd-Chichester Named Chief of Staff for the FHFA

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Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt has announced the appointment of Janell Byrd-Chichester as Chief of Staff for the FHFA. Byrd-Chichester most recently served as partner in the law firm Click to continue

FHFA: Rates Plateau in August

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Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased slightly from July to August, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders index was 4.08 percent for loans closed in late August, down one basis point from 4.09 percent in July. Click to continue

FHFA: Delinquencies Drop in Q2

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released a report showing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed approximately 80,000 foreclosure prevention actions in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total to nearly 3Click to continue