Jacksonville Real Estate Market

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Investors Sue Government Over Fannie, Freddie Stock

The City of Austin Police Retirement System in Texas and Seattle-based bank Washington Federal are seeking $41 billion in damages.

‘Wind Down’ of Fannie, Freddie: ‘Positive for Housing’?

“We see this as a positive for housing, as it ensures that Fannie and Freddie will remain in business,” writes Jaret Seiberg of Guggenheim Partners.

Fannie, Freddie Vs. Big Banks: Housing Gets Hurt

At face value, the lawsuit makes sense; the role of the FHFA is to limit losses to Fannie and Freddie.

Falling Home Prices Hit Big Banks, Fannie, Freddie

Keeping your fingers crossed for the housing market is just the tip of the iceberg. Prices have now fallen, on the S&P/Case Shiller Index, more than they did during the Great Depression.

Fannie/Freddie Reform: Reaction Redux

I’m still waiting for the keynote from Alan Greenspan, the formed chairman of the Federal Reserve, who presided during much of the headiness in the housing boom, but here are just a few of the comments that have gone out this morning from industry, ana…

Big Changes Coming for Mortgage Market

What leaked last week was the idea of reducing Fannie, Freddie and FHA loan limits, currently at $729,750 for high-priced markets to $625,000.

The Foreclosure Dump

Today’s report from RealtyTrac serves as a warning to big banks, Fannie, Freddie and local communities; The foreclosure glut is coming, and they’d better be ready to get rid of that glut in a big way.

Fannie/Freddie Bailout Could Total $363 Billion

So out of the blue this morning I get a bill for anywhere from $221 billion to $363 billion; it wasn’t addressed to me alone, but as a taxpayer I tend to take these things very personally.

Higher Loan Limits Extended: Necessary Evil?

There wasn’t much fanfare, and it literally happened in the cover of night, but sometime after midnight Thursday morning, the U.S. Congress passed an extension of the increased Fannie/Freddie/FHA loan limits for high cost housing markets to a maximum $…

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