Freddie Mac's most recently released U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook predicts that, despite high property values in many metro areas and the potential for mortgage rates to spike, the market will remain generally affordable in 2014.
Plans by the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency to scale back the financing of apartment building loans in 2014 are being met with some resistance.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dedicated to simplifying mortgage disclosure forms for borrowers.
Mortgage interest rates crept to their two-month peak during the first week of October, placing added emphasis on the findings of the November jobs report.
The much-anticipated November jobs report offered continued promise while simultaneously triggering more speculation within the housing finance market that the Federal Reserve may reconsider tapering its $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program.
Service satisfaction among credit union customers regained momentum in 2013, according to the recently released American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the appointment of Congressman Mel Watt, D-N.C., as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, signaling another significant shift within the industry.
The continued rate of property value appreciation exhibited in many U.S. housing markets during the third quarter of 2013 has enabled many homeowners to regain equity.
Consumers may be turning to credit unions in greater number in 2014, according to a recent study published by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions recently penned an impassioned latter to the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency regarding its displeasure with pending hikes to guarantee fees on mortgages offered by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.