Fannie Archive

This Recess is No Time to Play

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Although August is time for the annual Congressional recess, activity in our nation’s capital is not slowing down. We’re continuing to work hard on vital issues like tax reform, flood insurance and mortgage...
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August 15, 2013

Not Just a Voice in the Wilderness

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas REALTORS® are finally being heard, and it makes you want to jump and shout! Today President Obama delivered the message loud and clear—Home Ownership Matters! I’m pleased to say that our efforts to...
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August 7, 2013

Straight Talk on Short Sales

By Bill Armstrong, Treasurer, National Association of REALTORS® Last week, NAR participated in a positive meeting with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) —the federal agency in charge of housing finance oversight. We talked...
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February 23, 2012

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

Mr. McMillan Goes to Washington, Posted by Charles

In the classic movie, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, Jimmy Stewart’s character is appointed to fill a U.S. Senate seat and when faced with the reality of politics, he doesn’t back down. Well, I may not be serving in...
September 26, 2009