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Testing the GSEs’ Performance in Adverse Conditions

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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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Home Prices Show Signs of Abating

In its report on the movement of home prices for the first quarter, the FHFA has said that though they rose in the first quarter, prices are finally showing signs of slowing their pace. Learn how this trend panned out across the country in this video.

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Mel Watt Outlines GSE Conservatorship Challenges

Saying that the “status quo is not a viable option” on the current conservatorship of the GSEs Sen. Mike Crapo and the Senate Banking Committee heard the testimony of Melvin Watt, Director, FHFA on the status of the housing finance system. Here’s what he had to say.

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Refi Volumes Decline at the GSEs

As mortgage rates rose, the refinance volume at Fannie and Freddie decreased in the first quarter according to an FHFA report. How did the decline impact HARP loans?

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GSE Reform’s Impact on Housing

A new research looks at how various scenarios of an administrative reform for the GSEs, in the absence of a reform legislation, could affect the mortgage and housing markets.

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