How is the 2016 housing market shaping up? According to at least one expert source it's looking good! According to mortgage investing giant Freddie Mac, fewer mortgage delinquencies, paired with stronger home purchase applications and a growing economy point to a favorable year for housing. This is good news for buyers, sellers, homeowners and real estate professionals.Read More
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HousingWire recently reported on a national company under scrutiny - and paying the price - for allegedly deceptive marketing tactics. The investigation and resulting lawsuit centers around biweekly mortgage payment services. This is something we've covered in the past.Read More
Good news and the US government don't seem to go hand in hand...especially in relation to the housing market. However, a bill making its way through Congress - HR 5771 - will help homeowners who need it. Whether you own your home and you pay mortgage insurance or you're underwater on your mortgage payments, this bill may be a big deal to you.Read More
There's a lot of housing market news in the media today that centers on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government's response to the housing crisis of the mid-2000's. In fact, AmeriFirst has already answered the question "Are Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae profitable?" In essence, yes they are.
Have Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Turned the Corner?
From HARP to HAMP and all of the programs in between, the White House continues to push plans to help the housing market recover. HARP didn't work, it was too narrow of a plan. HARP 2.0 (or HARP Round 2) opened the regulations some, but it still fell short of expectations. Now the President is talking about HAMP and other plans.
You've probably heard on the evening news, the news and opinion shows and the morning shows about a possible or impending "FHA bailout." That's a scary headline to first time home buyers and anyone watching the housing market. A lot of talking heads on TV are calling for blood when it comes to the FHA, as they look to spread the blame somewhere, anywhere when it comes to the current housing market. There's just one problem: the facts get in the way of a good story. With nearly 30 years experience in the mortgage and housing market industry, Mark Jones has seen a lot of change. With that level of experience, Jones is a good source of wisdom and opinion on the current market and where it's headed next. Jones is also the co-founder and president of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage.