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A New Initiative to Reach LEP Borrowers

With the launch of its centralized clearinghouse of online resources, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac plan to help lenders, servicers, and other real estate professionals reach out to limited English proficient borrowers. Here how.

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Mel Watt: “I Am Not Above the Law”

On top of the controversial nature of the conservatorship of the GSEs, the FHFA may be facing further internal issues. Find out more in this coverage of Thursday Financial Services Committee hearing.

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Housing Stock and Affordability

Home values

A new working paper published by the FHFA gives insights into how much housing stock is affordable to households with different incomes using the available metrics to gauge this comparison. Here’s what it found.

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The Housing Market in Q2

Housing

The latest FHFA Home Price Index indicated that home sale prices grew at a slower pace in the second quarter. Watch this video to learn more about the factors that impacted home price growth and the overall housing market during the quarter.

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Why Borrowers Are Still Sweet on HARP

Despite overall refi volumes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac declining in Q2, the FHFA’s quarterly refinance report revealed that borrowers were still opting for loans under HARP, a program that’s scheduled to expire at the end of the year.

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Testing the GSEs’ Performance in Adverse Conditions

mortgage rates

On Tuesday, the FHFA released the results of the annual stress tests for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that determines how well they’re equipped to absorb losses during adverse or severely adverse economic conditions. Click through for the findings.

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