Next Week Could be Crazy (Obviously); Fannie/Freddie Report Higher Profits; Forbearances Increasing or Just Reinstating?
Both GSEs reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 that were significantly higher than both their Q2 2020 and their 2019 numbers . Fannie Mae’s net and its comprehensive incomes were $ 4.2 billion and Freddie Mac’s net and comprehensive incomes came in at $ 2.5 billion and $ 2.4 billion, respectively. Fannie […]
Pending Home Sales Just Hit a New All-Time High; Applications Slowed as Rush to Beat The New Fee Dies Down
Contracts for existing home purchases rose for the fourth straight month in August and more than doubled the increase expected by most analysts. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose from 122.1 in July to 132.8 in August, an increase of 8.8 percent. The PHSI, based on contracts […]