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Mortgage Rates Rebound, Remain Below the Four Percent Mark

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Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that average fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) moved higher across the board this week, rebounding from the lowest rates of the year of 3.92 percent.Click to continue

Commercial-Multifamily Originations See 18 Percent Quarterly Rise

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, third quarter 2014 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 16 percent higher than during the same period last year, and 18 percent higher than the second quarter of 2014.Click to continue

Fixed-Rates Drop to 18-Month Low

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Freddie Mac has released the results of its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates hitting fresh lows for the year for the second consecutive week amid declining bond yields. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.92 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending Oct. 23, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 3.97 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.13 percent.Click to continue

Greystone Chosen as Approved Multifamily Lender for Freddie Mac Program

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Greystone has announced that it has been selected by Freddie Mac Multifamily to sell loans under the new Small Balance Loan offering. This new agency platform offers fixed-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage loans ranging from $1 million to $5 million on multifamily acquisitions or refinancings.Click to continue

Fixed-Rates Hit Lowest Mark Since June 2013

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Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates hitting new lows for the year as 10-year bond yields briefly dipped below two percent. At 3.97 percent the average 30-year fixed rate is at its lowest level since the week of June 20, 2013 when it averaged 3.93 percent. This was also the last time the 30-year fixed averaged below four percent in the PMMS until this week.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

Three Very Different Approaches to Affordable Housing

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Affordable housing—or, more accurately, the lack thereof—has been a critical problem facing the U.S. residential market. Three new developments on this front—a new securitization endeavor, a newly announced privately funding effort and a controversy over a New York City development—show a housing segment that is a state of tumult and flux.Click to continue

Fixed-Rate Mortgages Dip Back Down to 2014 Lows

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Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling back near their lows for 2014, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.12 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending Oct. 9, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.19 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.23 percent.Click to continue