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News stories about Fannie Mae

Jun 7, 2019  11:00 ET
Q&A: GSE green loans remain viable despite tougher standard
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of interest in so-called green loans offered by the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which incentivize owners ...
Feb 15, 2019  12:05 ET
Fannie Mae exec: Multifamily lending is in good shape
It continues to be a good time to be a commercial and multifamily loan originator, although 2019 production levels are expected to plateau, according to estimates from the Mortgage Bankers Associat...
Jan 23, 2019  15:30 ET
Fannie Mae: Shutdown weakens GDP outlook
The partial government shutdown, at a record 33 days and counting as of Wednesday, has already damaged the economy, according to Fannie Mae’s chief economist. “Absolutely, it is having a...
Jan 11, 2019  14:40 ET
GSE reform could and should start now
The Milken Institute this week laid out a blueprint for the new leaders of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to prepare the groundwork for Congress to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and e...
Jan 7, 2019  12:50 ET
Trump's FHFA director will shrink Fannie/Freddie
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is under new management this month. President Donald Trump has nominated Vice President Mike Pence’s chief econo...
Dec 24, 2018  12:25 ET
Blog: GSE reform is coming with or without Congress
There was a hearing last week on Capitol Hill about housing-finance reform and the future of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This was notable not because anything ...
Dec 21, 2018  13:25 ET
GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill
Lobbyists for major housing and banking trade groups on Friday spoke in favor of a bipartisan House proposal that would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and create a housing-finance system with ...
Dec 13, 2018  13:40 ET
Mortgage lender pessimism runs high
The profit outlook for mortgage lenders hit a five-year low this quarter as companies have been squeezed by fierce competition for a shrinking pool of borrowers, Fannie Mae’s lender sentiment survey...
Dec 7, 2018  10:35 ET
Consumer confidence in housing ticks up
Consumers were slightly more confident about state of the housing market in November, though confidence still lags, according to Fannie Mae’s latest survey. The net share of Americans who...
Nov 27, 2018  12:35 ET
FHFA raises conforming loan limits
America’s most popular loan will have a bigger borrowing limit in 2019. Keeping in line with the rise in home prices, the limit on conforming mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddi...
Nov 7, 2018  16:05 ET
Pessimism growing among homebuyers and sellers
Homebuyers and sellers have grown increasingly pessimistic about the state of the U.S. housing market, the latest telephone survey conducted by Fannie Mae indicates. Fannie Mae’s home-purchase sent...
Nov 5, 2018  12:50 ET
GSE loan purchases continue to trend down
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are bankrolling significantly fewer loans this year, reflecting the general slowdown in the residential U.S. mortgage market. In the nine months through the th...
Oct 9, 2018  13:20 ET
Fannie appoints interim CEO
Fannie Mae has appointed former Berkadia executive Hugh R. Frater as its interim chief executive officer. Fannie’s CEO Tim Mayopoulos will exit the job on Oct. 15, and Frater will assume...
Sep 25, 2018  10:05 ET
Opinion: PMI must play crucial role in housing reform
By Bradley Shuster Government-backed conventional mortgages totaled approximately $5.3 trillion as of summer 2018. As every follower of the mortgage-finance system knows, the guarantors of th...
Sep 21, 2018  11:00 ET
Fannie economist: Housing slowdown drags on economy
In its latest forecast, Fannie Mae predicted that the U.S. economy had peaked in the second quarter in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) growth and would slow gradually going foward, in part dri...

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