Fannie Mae warns that political uncertainty around the new Republican administration and rising affordability challenges could limit U.S. housing growth in 2017.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have entered the New Year one “significant” step closer to their near half-decade old initiative to issue a common mortgage-backed security (MBS). Yet even as the two government-sponsored enterprises strive for a 2018 target launch, the passage of time and the shifting policy priorities of the GSEs’ government regulator has led to uncertainty as to just how effective the effort will be in reviving a struggling post-crisis secondary market.
Repealing Dodd-Frank could make the Republicans look like heroes for a little while, but the long-term impact could be much higher inflation, says David Merkel.
The surge in 30-year mortgage rates finally came to an end last week, although rates remain near 2 ½ year highs in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory.
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U.S. home sales rose more than expected in November, even as construction activity ran into volatility, a sign that stronger earnings and more plentiful jobs were offsetting a sharp rise in mortgage rates.
The Fed raised interest rates last week and signaled a faster path of hikes in 2017 and 2018. The banking sector’s prime rate went up immediately, and mortgage rates could soon follow.
Donald Trump made it clear on the campaign trail that we need to dismantle Dodd-Frank. Now that he has been elected President, how easy will the reform process be?
The U.S. housing recovery has left many borrowers behind, as stricter lending guidelines make it virtually impossible for certain segments of the market to obtain financing.