FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.5 Percent in August; Up 8.0 Percent from Last Year

 House prices rose nationwide in August, up 1.5 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®).  House prices rose 8.0 percent from August 2019 to August 2020. FHFA also revised its previously reported 1.0 percent price change for July 2020 to 1.1 percent. For […]

FHFA: Strategic Plan for FY 2021-2024 Finalized

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued the FHFA Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2021-2024. The Strategic Plan establishes new goals needed for FHFA to fulfill its statutory duties, which include responsibly ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). FHFA carefully reviewed all comments submitted on […]

FHFA: Temporary Policy Allowing Purchase of Qualified Loans in Forbearance Extended

November 30, 2020 is new expiration date To support homeowners and mortgage lenders, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has approved an extension of the current temporary policy that allows for the purchase of certain single-family mortgages in forbearance that meet specific eligibility criteria as set by Fannie Mae and […]

FHFA: Rule for New Enterprise Products and Activities Proposed

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to provide advance notice to FHFA of new activities and obtain prior approval before launching new products. Additionally, the proposed rule establishes revised criteria […]

FHFA: COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities Further Extended

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend several loan origination flexibilities until November 30, 2020. The changes are to ensure continued support for borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. The flexibilities were set to expire on October 31, 2020. […]

FHFA: Buying Loans in Forbearance and COVID-Related Loan Processing Flexibilities Further Extended

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend buying qualified loans in forbearance and several loan origination flexibilities until October 31, 2020.  The changes are to ensure continued support for bor​rowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. The flexibilities were set […]

FHFA: Second Quarter Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its second quarter 2020 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 252,014 foreclosure prevention actions in the second quarter of 2020, bringing to 4.68 million the number of troubled homeowners who have […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.0 Percent in July; Up 6.5 Percent from Last Year

 House prices rose nationwide in July, up 1.0 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI).  House prices rose 6.5 percent from July 2019 to July 2020. FHFA also revised its previously reported 0.9 percent price change for June 2020 to 1.0 percent. For […]

FHFA: Updates to Public Use Databases for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released new and revised datasets for the Public Use Databases​ (PUDBs) of single-family and multifamily mortgage acquisitions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). New data for 2019 are now available as well as final versions of data for 2018 that replace the […]

FHFA: Input Requested on Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2024

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting input on its Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2021-2024 (the Plan), which establishes new goals that are necessary for FHFA to fulfill its statutory duties, including responsibly ending the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The Plan formalizes FHFA’s, and its regulated entities’, new […]