FHFA Archive

Modest Improvements in Conventional Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the conforming loan limits for 2016 today. Limits will rise in a 39 counties around the country. The national conforming limit remains unchanged, but could rise in the near future. Every year,...

Issues in Housing Finance Reform

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held on August  12, 2015, Dr. Ed DeMarco shared his thoughts on housing finance reform for the secondary mortgage market, including the role of appraisals and reforms that will help borrowers achieve true...

Case Shiller and FHFA Housing Price Index

Today, Case Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their housing price index data for June 2015. Case Shiller data showed that house prices rose roughly 5 percent in all three indices since June 2014.  The 10-city...

FHFA Housing Price Index

FHFA released their housing price index data for April which showed that house prices rose 0.3 percent from March on a seasonally adjusted basis. That rate of growth is the same that FHFA reported in March. If that rate...

NAR analysis of Case-Shiller Price Index

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for January 2015 which showed that house prices rose 4.4 percent from December one year ago for the 10-city composite, 4.6 percent for the 20-city composite, and 4.5 percent for...