• Seniors Housing Builders More Optimistic

    Builder confidence in the seniors housing market was up again in the third quarter, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

    National 07 November 2014 14:29
  • GSEs to Ease Lending Standards

    Though recovered from its worst days during the recession, it’s generally acknowledged that the U.S. housing market hasn’t recovered as much as it could have, especially compared with other post-recession periods.

    National 21 October 2014 14:49
  • Fannie, Freddie Report Solid Q2

    Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported their second quarter numbers: Fannie Mae reported income of $3.7 billion for the quarter, and Freddie Mac reported income of $1.9 billion.

    National 11 August 2014 11:49
  • Economic Worries a Drag on Housing

    Americans’ concerns about the direction of the economy and their household income appear to be weighing on housing growth, according to Fannie Mae’s May 2014 National Housing Survey.

    National 10 June 2014 12:55
  • Extended Unemployment Benefits Lapse for 1.3 Million Recipients

    Extended unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million people, and Freddie Mac's delinquency rate drops to 2.43 percent—its lowest level since March 2009.

    National 30 December 2013 15:15
  • GSE Delinquencies Continue to Drop

    Fannie Mae reported that its single-family serious delinquency rate declined from 2.55 percent in September to 2.48 percent in October.

    National 02 December 2013 15:56
  • Bernanke Defends Fed Stimulus

    Probably with an eye toward his legacy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the National Economists Club Annual Dinner in Washington, defending his actions as chairman and offering some reasons for the continued bond-buying program.

    National 20 November 2013 15:10