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Will Fannie and Freddie Increase Loan Amount Limits in 2019? 

Yes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Eying Increase of Mortgage Loan Limits in 2019 As of late October 2018, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell five basis points back from the week before to 4.85%. The first year 15-year mortgage is now 4.26% which was three basis point slower than last week. The Mortgage… Read More »

Can Trump Can Get the Federal Reserve to Stopping Raising Rates?

The Federal Reserve last week increased its benchmark interest rate .25%, and clearly is anticipating more economic growth this year and next year. The latest increase takes the benchmark rate from 2% to 2.25%. It has not been this high since April 2008. It is the 8th increase since the Fed started to increase rates… Read More »

7 Ways Trump Can Improve the CFPB in 2019 and Help the Housing Market

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB continues to change and evolve, there are ways that Trump and other individuals may be able to improve it so that it better serves the American people. A recent report from the Office of Inspector General for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has determined some areas of… Read More »

Key Tax Breaks for Homeowners in 2019

Home-ownership is one of the pillars of the American dream. The US tax code has many tax breaks to encourage home ownership, even beyond the popular mortgage interest deduction. The US government understands that when people own their own homes, they are more likely to care for the property and the neighborhood in general. Also,… Read More »

Trump Admin Proposes Higher Funding for HUD

President Trump announced last week that his proposal for the 2019 fiscal budget would allot a total of $41.24 billion to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is an increase of 1% from $40.7 billion in 2017. Last year, the president reduced HUD’s budget by $6.2 billion. Originally, the Trump administration… Read More »