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MBA Convenes Task Force on the Future of the GSEs in the Single Family...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Debra W. Still, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that the Association has assembled a task force of MBA members to revisit MBA’s groundbreaking 2009 proposal for the future of the secondary mortgage market and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, or “the GSEs”). MBA’s GSE Single Family Task Force will be led by Tim Dale, Executive Vice President - Mortgage Lending at BB&T and a former chairman of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG).

FHFA Seeks Public Input on Building a New Infrastructure for the Secondary Mortgage Market

Washington, DC - October 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released for public input a white paper on...

ICBA Urges Continued Role of Community Banks in Mortgage Market

Washington, D.C. - June 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Proposed reforms to the U.S. housing-finance system must support the continued role of the nation’s community banks in financing homeownership, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) told policymakers. Speaking at a housing forum sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission and the Jack Kemp Foundation, ICBA Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Terry Jorde said that the housing-finance system should support a diverse range of mortgage lenders with a robust secondary market that is available to all.

Garrett Chairs Hearing to Examine Private Mortgage Market Investment Act

WASHINGTON, DC - December 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, delivered the following opening statement today at a hearing to ...

Garrett Unveils Proposal to Reform Secondary Mortgage Market

WASHINGTON, DC - October 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, today unveiled his proposal to reform the secondary mortgage mar...

Fannie Mae Provides Sustained Liquidity to the Multifamily Mortgage Market in the First Half...

WASHINGTON, DC - July 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) today announced that in the first half of 2011, the company issued $10.3 billion in MBS backed by new multifamily acquisitions delivered by our lenders, and sold $5.3 billion in MBS pools and GeMSTM structured transactions, enhancing tradable float and supporting liquidity in the multifamily MBS market.

Realtors® Support Bill for Comprehensive Reform of Secondary Mortgage Market

Washington, DC - July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The long-term viability of America’s housing finance market requires comprehensive reform of the secondary mortgage market. Toward that end, the National Association of Realtors® supports H.R. 2413, the “Secondary Market Facility for Residential Mortgage Act of 2011.”

ABA SUBSIDIARY AND FREDDIE MAC EXTEND ALLIANCE TO HELP MEMBERS SUCCEED, FUEL THE HOUSING...

WASHINGTON, DC - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Business Solutions, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, and Freddie Mac today announced plans to help community banks compete in the purchase money mortgage market and help fuel the nation's housing recovery by extending their 9-year old alliance.

Builders Urge Congress to Maintain Ongoing Federal Role to Ensure a Healthy Mortgage Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- With some members of Congress actively pushing to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and end the federal backstop for housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today that maintaining an appropriate level of government support is absolutely essential to preserve financial stability.

Statement from NAHB on Proposals to Eliminate the Role of the GSEs in the...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Reno, Nev., today issued the following statement on legislative proposals by Congressional leaders to effectively eliminate the role of the GSEs in the U.S. mortgage market:“The National Association of Home Builders strongly supports efforts to modernize the nation’s housing finance system, including reforms to the government sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We can’t go back to the system that existed before the Great Recession, but it is critical that any reforms be well-conceived, orderly and phased in over time.

Oil Prices Cloud Economic Outlook According to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Mortgage Market Analysis...

WASHINGTON, DC - March 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The economy continues to show increasing signs of self-sustaining momentum, however an unexpected jump in oil prices and the potential for further tightening of fiscal policy suggest less economic momentum than previously believed, according to the March 2011 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Projected economic growth for the year was lowered to 3.5 percent — down slightly from 3.7 percent in February 2011, but up from 2.7 percent annual growth in 2010.

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Holds Steady at 4.88%

McLean, VA - March 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which shows mortgage rates holding steady and below 5.0 percent.

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Rise to 5.05 Percent Highest Level Since April 2010

McLean, VA - February 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) which shows long- and short-term rates rising this week.

Mortgage Rates Down for Second Week

McLean, VA - January 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The survey results showed lower mortgage rates for both long- and short-term rates, with the 30-year reaching a four-week low

Long- and Short-Term Mortgages Drop This Week

McLean, VA - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®(PMMS®). The survey results showed lower mortgage rates for both long- and short-term rates

Mortgage Rates Ease Back a Little This Week

McLean, VA - December 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its (PMMS®), which found that both fixed-rate mortgage rates eased slightly this week. The 5-year hybrid ARM dropped back slightly, but the 1-year ARM rates were up

Economic Outlook Brightens According to Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the December 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Downside risks still exist, however, including a weaker than expected employment report, the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe, and potential inflation problems in China

Mortgage Rates Continue to Climb

McLean, VA - December 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that both fixed- and short-term mortgage rates continued to rise this week. This was the fifth week in a row where fixed-rate mortgage rates were up

Bond Yields Rise and So Do Mortgage Rates

McLean, VA - December 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that once again, both fixed- and short-term mortgage rates rose this week. This was the fourth week in a row where fixed-rate mortgage rates were up.

Mortgage Rates Stable This Week

McLean, VA - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) and the 15-year (FRM) edged up slightly this week. The 5-year ARM also rose, while the 1-year ARM fell a bit from the previous week.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.