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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent for the week ending July 2 (iStock)

Mortgage rates hit all-time low

The downward slide in mortgage rates produced a new milestone this week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest primary mortgage market survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent for the week ending July 2,...

Mortgage rates hit all-time low
Freddie Mac of Debby Jenkins (Freddit Mac, Getty)

Freddie Mac extends multifamily loan forbearance relief to landlords

Freddie Mac is expanding the mortgage relief options it offers multifamily property owners, but there are strings attached. The...

Freddie Mac extends multifamily loan forbearance relief to landlords
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

Fannie, Freddie will buy loans in forbearance — for a pricey fee

Struggling mortgage firms have been thrown a lifeline. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday that firms saddled with...

Fannie, Freddie will buy loans in forbearance — for a pricey fee
FHFA Director Mark Calabria (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Fannie, Freddie consider buying home loans in forbearance amid liquidity crunch

Nonbank mortgage lenders, which have been facing mounting cash flow pressure as homeowners seek forbearance due to economic disruption,...

Fannie, Freddie consider buying home loans in forbearance amid liquidity crunch
Freddie Mac extends loan forbearance period on multifamily landlords

Freddie Mac extends loan forbearance period on multifamily landlords

Freddie Mac is extending the forbearance period for multifamily borrowers and beefing up the eviction ban requirement for landlords...

Freddie Mac extends loan forbearance period on multifamily landlords
FHFA Director Mark Calabria (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Fannie, Freddie offer multifamily landlords a break — strings attached

UPDATED, March 24, 2020, 4:29 p.m.: Some relief from the federal government is on the way for multifamily landlords,...

Fannie, Freddie offer multifamily landlords a break — strings attached
The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.45 percent (Credit: iStock)

US mortgage rates hit 3-year low

Mortgage rates have hit their lowest level in more than three years, which could provide a boost to the country’s housing market heading into spring. The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.45 percent, according...

US mortgage rates hit 3-year low
US home mortgage debt surges past pre-recession record

US home mortgage debt surges past pre-recession record

Home mortgage debt surged to a new high in the second quarter, leaving the pre-recession 2008 peak in the...

US home mortgage debt surges past pre-recession record
FHFA director Mark Calabria is ready to set Fannie and Freddie free, while Wall Street worries about potential risks.

Wall Street warns against privatizing Fannie and Freddie without Congress guarantee

As the Trump administration gears up to end the decade-long conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, some voices...

Wall Street warns against privatizing Fannie and Freddie without Congress guarantee
FHFA director Mark Calabria (Credit: Federal Housing Finance Agency and Getty Images)

Trump official to pressure Congress to privatize Freddie and Fannie

A decade after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put under government control, a Trump administration-appointed regulator is stepping...

Trump official to pressure Congress to privatize Freddie and Fannie
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