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FHFA Proposes Minimum Financial Requirements for GSE Servicers, Sellers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Friday proposed new minimum financial requirements for mortgage sellers and servicers to do business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The proposed requirements include minimums for net worth, capital ratio, and liquidity criteria that must be met by servicers and sellers to do business with the GSEs.

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Despite Slight Downturn, Consumer Sentiment Still at Highest Level in 11 Years

According to a report from the group, more consumers reported improvements in their finances in January than any other time in the past decade, and four in 10 cited income gains as the primary reason. Notably, more of those gains are being reported among households with incomes under $75,000, a group that has seen relatively little of the recovery so far.

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Economic Growth Slows as GDP Expansion for Q4 Falls Short of Economists’ Predictions

According to BEA, the slowdown mostly came from a rise in imports coupled with a decline in exports, a downturn in government spending, and decelerations in nonresidential fixed investment. Those weaknesses were offset by an upturn in private inventory investment and a pickup in consumer spending as falling gas prices left Americans with more discretionary income.

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Wisconsin December 2014 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on January 20, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Housing Market Ends Strong in 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this December of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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The housing market ended 2014 on a strong note with both existing home sales and…

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Wisconsin November 2014 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on December 26, 2014 at 3:47pm 0 Comments

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this November of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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Existing home sales in Wisconsin fell in November compared to the same month last year, but home prices increased over the same period,…

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FHA Discounts for First-Time Homebuyers

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on December 15, 2014 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

First-Time Homebuyers Discounts through FHA

People in the market for their first home can take advantage of a new offer from FHA. This new initiative aims to provide more information to buyers though classroom education and will reward them with a reduction in the premiums paid towards mortgage insurance.

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Having Mortgage Difficulties??? YOU HAVE OPTIONS!!!!

Posted by Vanessa Calhoun on December 5, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The housing crisis has caused a great deal of stress to homeowners in hardship, and has pushed more than one out of every seven of them into the path of foreclosure. Options have been made available to homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure; options like repayment, mortgage modification, deed in lieu of foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and short sale. In this article we will take a look at these different options available to home owners who are in…

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One Hurdle Cleared......One More To Go!!!!!

Posted by Vanessa Calhoun on December 5, 2014 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with the ability to sell their homes via short sale without having to worry about including the amount of the waived balance in their yearly tax calculations. Prior to 2007, short sellers were provided a 1099 for the amount of the waived balance and it was taxed as additional income. 

 

The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with an avenue that provided an additional level…

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Wisconsin October 2014 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on November 26, 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for October of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to…

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