GSEs Archive

Polychron on Fannie-Freddie low downpayment program

NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new low downpayment program should improve access to credit for responsible buyers. “NAR applauds Fannie and Freddie’s commitment to...
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December 22, 2014

Yes to GSE Reform

  By 2014 President Steve Brown   NAR recognizes that the current system for secondary mortgages is unsustainable. We fully support moving forward with legislative reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NAR, however, insists than any specific legislative...
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June 10, 2014

Let It Be

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Last week I met with Ed DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.We had a very positive discussion in which I reiterated NAR’s position of opposing lower conforming loan limits for...
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October 16, 2013

Why We Value the Government’s Role in Housing, Posted by Ron

After I posted Real Estate Is About Jobs (Feb. 9), I received several dozen comments from members. Some of you questioned NAR’s stance on the best way to restore housing markets. I want to thank each and every one...
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February 18, 2011

Holiday Wish: No More “My Dog Ate My Legislation”, Posted by Vince

My wife and I are raising three teenagers, and we are constantly nagging them to finish their homework.   It seems that they are never truly motivated to finish their assignments until they are pushing up against a deadline.  Lately,...
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December 14, 2010

Calling in the Big Guns, Posted by Brooke

When it comes to revitalizing our industry, NAR uses all of its resources to pursue success for our members and to help the national economy thrive.  That’s why we called in the “Big Guns” yesterday. I travelled to Washington,...
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September 16, 2010

The War on Housing, Posted by Vince

There is a “war on housing” brewing in Washington.  Homeownership seems to be under attack.  As 2010 NAR First Vice President Moe Veissi pointed out in his recent blog, ill-informed views on homeownership are appearing more and more in...
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August 25, 2010

Future of the GSEs, Posted by Vince

On Tuesday, it was my honor to testify before Congress on behalf the National Association of REALTORS®.  The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing focusing on entities that support the mortgage market, which include FHA, Ginnie Mae, Fannie...
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March 26, 2010