Category Archives: Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

New Guidelines to Make Short Sale Approval Easier

For the 2nd time this year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will issue more guidelines to make short sale approval easier for eligible borrowers.  Back in June, Fannie Mae issued guidelines to speed up the process, but these new guidelines (effective November 1st, 2012) are aimed at overcoming some of the obstacles that borrowers face […]

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Fannie Mae Changes Guidelines to Speed up Short Sale Times

Anyone who has ever attempted a short sale has probably been frustrated by the amount of time it can take to get a response from the bank.  To help combat absurd response times, Fannie Mae has issued new guidelines that should at least provide Realtors, borrowers, and buyers with an expectation of when the bank […]

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Freddie Mac has 10+ years of Foreclosure Inventory

Many areas of the country have seen an increase in real estate sales activity recently.  But the foreclosure anchor continues to weigh down the overall recovery. recently reported on Freddie Mac’s glut of foreclosure inventory.  At the end of the 3rd quarter (2011), the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) had approximately 60,000 foreclosures on its books.  This […]

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Is this Good-bye to Fannie and Freddie?

With the current budget deficit, it may not come as a surprise that the Obama administration has announced plans to phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  According to an article by Realtor Magazine and available on, the White House has actually proposed multiple options to wind down the institutions. ▪ Reducing the size […]

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BofA Settles with Fannie & Freddie, but Troubles Remain

Bank of America continues to dominate the headlines, this time due to a $2.8 billion settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  According to Reuters, the mortgage finance companies had claimed that BofA sold them bad home loans.  Well, duh! The article goes on to quote Alan Villalon, senior bank analyst at Nuveen Investments (Chicago): […]

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