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In a new report to its shareholders, Fairholme Capital Management notes the fund it manages owns a 4% position in the preferred shares of Freddie, "which currently trade at less than half of stated liquidation values, implying potential current yields of over 14% per annum."

Mortgage applications higher as rates hold.. Freddie Mac shows that the average mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage was 4.05% in the week ending May 11, slightly up from 4.02% in.

April 2017 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional). Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate Hits 4.14%.. report averages from real people – a mixed bag of applicants. Some have.

Fannie Mae ranks top servicers Fannie mae multifamily posts big 2017, ranks top lenders Article originally posted on Multifamily Executive on February 1, 2018 Fannie Mae’s Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) program had a record year in 2017, providing more than $67 billion in financing and supporting over 750,000 units of multifamily housing.

The declining rates have been a boon to potential purchasers in the spring home buying season, and the number of homeowners seizing the opportunity to refinance mortgages jumped this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 3.82% from 3.99% last week.

Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, averaged 2.67%, flat from the previous week and down from the 2.82% rate from a year earlier.

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Significant events happen in the mortgage market every day. Lending rules change constantly, and rates are always in flux. We give you the news, but also the "so what" factor: how market changes affect your home finance plans. Whether you plan to buy or refinance, our reports will help you make the best decisions and lower your homeownership costs.

"Mixed economic reports over the last few weeks have anchored the 30-year mortgage rate around the 4% mark," Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. Click to Enlarge (Source: Freddie Mac)

Mortgages Hold Steady By MIA LAMAR Mortgage rates in the U.S. were again little changed over the past week, as readings on the U.S. economy continued to show mixed signals, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates. "Macroeconomic data released this week were a mixed bag," said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft.

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Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 4.06% from 4.07% last week. By contrast, a year ago the benchmark rate stood at 4.66%.

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