FHFA beats drum for conservatorship exit

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) still wants to beef up its capital reserves and end conservatorship, but don’t count on that happening anytime soon. In its 144-page annual report, the regulator of the government sponsored entities (GSEs) argued for greater capital requirements to withstand an economic downturn. It also asked Congress to authorize it…

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Summer Driving Vacations | MoneyTips

June 16, 2021 Did you decide to save money this year by driving to your summer vacation destination, thus avoiding airfares and car rental charges? You're in luck! With some effort and forethought, you can save even more money as you drive. Consider these tips for increased savings: Auto Maintenance – A well-maintained car runs…

Fannie Mae, and the housing market’s inflation problem

Another month of steadily increasing home prices and insatiable demand led Fannie Mae‘s Economic and Strategic Research Group to alter many of its 2021 predictions – in particular, its outlook on the symbiotic relationship between the housing market and inflation measures. While the housing research group believes current inflation acceleration could be considered transitory, price…

Title Alliance opens second branch in Washington

Pennsylvania-based Title Alliance Ltd. has added a second office in Washington, expanding its presence in the Pacific Northwest. The new branch in Tacoma, Washington will be added to Title Alliance’s family of joint ventures with Title Alliance Northwest, which is a partnership with a Keller Williams Realty franchise. Jim Campbell, Title Alliance chief executive officer,…

A Peek Into the Last Few Weeks

This girl brings so much sunshine and smiles to our life! We spent a few hours recently renewing our CPR certification for foster care. I’ve been finding lots of marked down bananas recently, so we freeze them and then make green smoothies with them (frozen banana, milk, greens, and peanut butter). So good! She’s such…

Mortgage applications increase as 30-year rate falls

After three straight weeks of declines, mortgage applications increased 4.2% for the week ending June 11, 2021, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Both purchase and refinance applications increased, with refinances notably up 5.5%, according to Joel Kan, the MBA’s vice president of economic and industry forecasting. “The jump in refinances…

Former Ellie Mae VP joins Notarize as GM

Former Ellie Mae vice president Terri Davis has joined Notarize as general manager for its real estate-related business. Davis has worked in digital real estate for more than 20 years, holding positions at Fannie Mae, Ellie Mae, and PMI, to name a few. At Ellie Mae – now ICE Mortgage Technology — she held positions…