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Obama Considering HARP for Non-Agency Borrowers

President Obama is considering announcing a major expansion of the HARP 2.1 refinancing program in his upcoming State of the Union speech that would make it possible for underwater borrowers whose loans are not held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to refinance at today's low rates. Read More »

Fannie and Freddie have a Florida Problem

Despite falling delinquency rates among lenders as a whole, delinquencies increased for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers, especially in Florida. Coincidentally, CoreLogic announced today Florida leads the nation in the size of its foreclosure inventory. Read More »

State Squabbling Diverts AG Settlement Funds

Squabbling between governors, legislatures and the attorneys general who negotiated the National Mortgage Settlement with major lenders has tied up more than $588 million of the $2.5 billion paid by lenders as a result of the agreement and diverted $988 million more into states' general funds for non-housing uses, according to a study by Enterprise Community Partners. Read More »

Foreclosure Price Surge Greatest in Six Years

The average foreclosure-related sales price in the second quarter ($170,040) soared 6 percent from the first quarter of the year and was up 7 percent from the second quarter of 2011 - the first annual increase in average price since Q2 2010 and the biggest annual increase since Q4 2006. Read More »

Obama Plan for Fannie and Freddie Holds Short-term Surprises

The Administration's plan to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the next five to seven years and replace their functions with new regulation and private sector capital announced this morning contains some short term surprises that will impact real estate consumers and the housing economy within the next year. Read More »

First-Time Buyers React to Rising Rates

A sharp increase in interest rates is driving first-time homebuyers back into the market, increasing first-timer share of the home buying market according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. Read More »

Geithner Blasts Fannie and Freddie

He also announced the Administration will not support returning Fannie and Freddie to the role they played before they entered conservatorship in 2008, "where they fought to take market share from private competitors while enjoying the privilege of government support." Read More »