A real estate investment exec and a real estate broker are allegedly at the center of the scam, in which four California mansions were leveraged for millions in ill-gotten gains
The decrease in application volume comes as both the refinance index and seasonally adjusted purchase index fell
Many of the interest groups that directly benefit from large subsidizations in the housing market continue to state that Fannie and Freddie fell victim to the bad private market participants. This suggestion is completely false. It was government housing policy, coupled with loose money from the Federal Reserve, that caused the housing bubble and those are the areas where we must focus reform.
(Reuters) - Household debt grew at its fastest pace since early 2008 in the fourth quarter of last year, a possible sign that the painful process of paring back borrowing in the aftermath of the financial crisis may have run its course.
A real estate investor that I know has a saying, “Your most expensive money is your own money, and your second most expensive money is your family’s money.” For those of you who have made a real estate investment with a family member, you can probably understand very well the meaning of that saying.
Could the new Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule bring about a dangerous housing bubble?
An alternative to purchasing a house onn the open market is to purchase family-owned property. Buying a family-owned home allows the buyer and the seller to directly set the purchase price between themselves.
Privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage investment giants that together are carrying close to 80 percent of U.S. housing credit risk, is a step closer to reality. The words of Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), at the National Association of Business Economics hinted towards a merger of Fannie and Freddie that could later become a single private entity.