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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac privatize: Trump plans to privatize mortgage lenders

The Trump administration has announced plans to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage lenders that nearly collapsed 11 years ago during the financial crisis, saving taxpayers $ 187 billion. The government's plan is to end state control over Fannie and Freddie in order to reduce taxpayer risk while increasing homebuyers' access to fixed income mortgages with a …

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The US Treasury Department wants to change the way your mortgage is funded

The US Treasury Department released a mortgage finance reform plan Thursday designed to protect American taxpayers from future bailouts These are the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) , According to the Ministry of Finance, the new reforms will preserve the 30-year fixed mortgage and "help hard-working Americans achieve their goals." …

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Average mortgage rates remain unchanged in the summer

Mortgage rates fell to lows, which were not recorded in October 2016, according to Freddie Mac. 30-year FRM 15-year FRM 5-year ARM Average Prices 3.49% 3.00% 3.30 % Fees and Points 0.5 0.6 0.4 Profit Margin [19659006The30-yearFixedMortgageFraudWeek5September33%onthePre-Workthroughwithanaverageof358%Ayearagotheaverage30-yearFixed-RateMortgageBort454% "Mortgage rates have declined this summer weaker economic data continues, "said Sam Khater, Chief Economist of Freddie Mac, in a press release. "While …

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Weekly mortgage refinancing continues to decline despite lower interest rates

Mortgage rates, which had remained stable two weeks ago, fell again last week, but this did not increase mortgage demand. The volume was 62% higher than in the same week a year ago when interest rates were much higher and refinancing activity extremely low. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with corresponding loan balances (484,350 USD or …

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Mortgage refinancing on a three-year high, fueled by low interest rates

NEW YORK – Lenders are flooded with mortgage refinancing requests that have not materialized since 2016, as US homeowners are taking advantage of recent interest rate cuts. The Mortgage Bankers Association, a trading group, said home loan refinancing applications rose 0.4% last week compared to the previous week, reaching their highest level since July 2016. This was the fourth consecutive …

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US real estate market, mortgage rates problems exaggerated: Opinon

Everywhere worries about the housing market seem to be growing. Residential investment reached its peak at the end of 2017 and has since declined. Nobel-winning New York Times economist and columnist Paul Krugman joked recently that housing was "an added concern for the economy." And recent news has raised similar concerns are wildly overrun. In contrast to hand wringing, the …

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Mortgage rates are falling sharply as trade concerns increase – but many potential borrowers are likely to miss this

Mortgage rates have dropped significantly over the past week as concerns over the ongoing trade dispute with China and the general economic climate dominated the headlines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.6% at the end of August Freddie Mac reported a 15 basis point decline on Thursday compared to the previous week. This is the lowest mortgage rate since the …

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Long-term mortgage rates fall sharply

WASHINGTON >> Long-term US mortgage rates fell sharply this week, the lowest since November 2016 for the 30-year benchmark loan. Financial markets around the globe were hit hard by concerns over the US and China, which led investors to flee from stocks to bond security, pushing bond yields to record lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average …

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Mortgage rates drop to 3-year lows

Faced with escalating tensions during a trade war with China, investors rushed toward the relative safety of the bond market late last week. This pushed down the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which is easily followed by mortgage rates. The average interest rate for the popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.70% on Friday, the lowest since November 2016, according to …

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Pending house sales exceeded expectations thanks to lower mortgage rates

A real estate agent, right, walks with potential homebuyers as they visit the property of a home for sale in Sparland, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The recent weakness in the real estate market could reverse thanks to sharply lower mortgage rates. Consumers signed more contracts to buy inventory in June than expected. According to the National …

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