FHFA Archive

FHFA’s GSE Housing Goals are Targeting to Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-income Families in 2015-2017: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series

In a presentation in the REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently, Dr. Paul Manchester presented the affordable housing goals for the government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, for 2015-2017.[1] FHFA’s housing goals for the GSEs pertain to increasing...

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...