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FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.6% in Nov.

Agency that tracks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans found a 5.6% increase over 12 months, with the last price decline in January

Freddie Mac's streamlined modification debuts early

Most borrowers 90 to 720 days late on a Freddie Mac-owned loan can get an easy mortgage modification. Pay on time for three mont

NAR: Short sale approval, valuation issues continue to impact housing market

Short sales make up 9% of the market but can be frustrating. New Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac policies should improve the process

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac extend loan programs

Homeowners can now use the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or the streamlined modification initiative through 2015.

IRA can help a retiree qualify for a mortgage

A policy revision at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae allows seniors to include money in their individual retirement account (IRA) or

What happens when interest rates rise?

Freddie Mac: While refinancings will slow, mortgage rates would have to hit 7% for a median-income family to be locked out of a

30-year FRM has highest one-day increase on record

Last week's Freddie Mac survey, which wraps on Wed., found a slight decline. But after Thur. and Fri., Mortgage News Daily calle

Short sale listings must have five days in MLS

Starting Aug. 1, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac short sales must remain "active" for at least five days in the MLS - and the timefra

FHFA: House price index up 0.7% in May

Fed looks only at single-family home sales under Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to calculate changes. Prices rose 7.3% year-to-year.

FHFA moves to change Fannie and Freddie

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has established a subsidiary of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in an effort to build a secondary

FHFA takes more steps to minimize Fannie, Freddie

Fed agency over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac says it will charge lenders more, which could make it a bit more challenging for buye

Home for the holidays: Eviction moratorium

Homeowners being evicted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be kicked out over the two-week holiday period, along with a few pr

Freddie Mac: Fla. most-improved state in past year

It's also the most-improved state month-to-month in January. Miami, Orlando and Tampa are cited in the index's top-five for impr