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Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin Calls for Housing Reform

January 23, 2017 by Leave a comment

Last Month: Markets think Mnuchin wants privatization Earlier last month, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that getting Fannie and Freddie out of government control is “on the top 10 list of things that we’re going to get done.” He went further, stating: “It makes no sense that these are owned by... View Article

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Boomers Aren’t Selling Their Homes. Here’s What Aging in Place Will Mean for Them and Us.

January 6, 2016 by Leave a comment

Visiting Grandma’s doesn’t always mean a trip to a downsized apartment. These days, more and more Boomers are aging in place, keeping the family home intact for grandkids to enjoy. The first wave of 78 million baby boomers to enter retirement were supposed to be selling their paid-off, hard-to-maintain family homes and downsizing or renting... View Article

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Current Mortgage Rates for Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 by Leave a comment

As we head into the holiday weekend, mortgage interest rates seem to be staying fairly consistent, rising only.06% over last week. Said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist for Freddie Mac: “Overseas events are generating significant day-to-day volatility in interest rates. Nonetheless, the week-to-week impact on most rates was modest — the 30-year mortgage rate increased just... View Article

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