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Freddie Mac Announces Pricing of $505 Million Multifamily Small Balance Loan Securitization

21h globenewswire
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announces the pricing of the SB52 offering, a multifamily mortgage-backed securitization backed by small balance loans underwritten by Freddie Mac and issued by a third-party trust. The company expects to guarantee approximately $505 million in Multifamily SB Certificates (SB52 Certificates), which are anticipated to settle on or about August 28, 2018.
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Just in Time: Use of Home as ATM Surges in Canada

21h wolfstreet
Canadian real estate price spiked in 2017, and a lot of homeowners have already spent that equity. Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) numbers show a huge number of people are taking out multiple mortgages on their homes. The trend now represents over 1 in 10 mortgages issued in the country, and nearly half are in just 3 cities.
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Freddie Mac Prices $629 Million Multifamily K-Deal, K-1506

2018-08-16 globenewswire
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (K Certificates), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to issue approximately $629 million in K Certificates (K-1506 Certificates), which are expected to settle on or about August 27, 2018.
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Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales.
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Mortgage rates tumble as housing starts to drag down the economy - MarketWatch

2018-08-16 marketwatch
Rates for home loans tumbled in line with the broader bond market, even as the housing market’s woes threatened to become a headwind for the entire U.S. economy.
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U.S. housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

2018-08-16 theedgemarkets
WASHINGTON (Aug 16): U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates.
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Mortgage Rates Step Back

2018-08-16 globenewswire
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that mortgage rates decreased slightly for the second consecutive week.
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US housing starts rose a slight 0.9 percent in July

2018-08-16 nzherald.co.nz
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.
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Buy MGIC Investment Corp. And Radian Group - Great Risk/Reward Value Stocks

2018-08-15 seekingalpha
Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Gary J. Gordon as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more »
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Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct | OPA | Department of Justice

2018-08-15 justice.gov
The Justice Department announced today a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in the underwriting and issuing of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2008. The penalty is the largest imposed by the Justice Department for financial crisis-era misconduct at a single entity under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, which authorizes the federal government to seek civil penalties against financial institutions that violate various predicate criminal offenses, including wire and mail fraud.
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Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

2018-08-15 seekingalpha
The largest three 13F positions are Restaurant Brands International, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Lowes Companies and together they account for ~56% of the portfolio.
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Tracking Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

2018-08-15 seekingalpha
The portfolio is very concentrated with St. Joe Companies, Vista Outdoor, and Sears Holdings forming almost ~80% of the entire portfolio.
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Single Family Rental REITs: Strong Quarter Amid Housing Shortage

2018-08-15 seekingalpha
The United States is not building enough new homes, and single family rental REITs are among the direct beneficiaries. Amid the lingering housing shortage, long-term SFR fundamentals remain highly favorable.
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8/9/2007 - When The Music Stopped But The Bankers Were Still Dancing

2018-08-15 seekingalpha
Much has been written about the 2008 Great Recession and Financial Crisis, and much more will be written as we approach the 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers failure.
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3 Reasons to Be Cautious on MGIC Investment Stock

2018-08-15 investorplace
MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG), which insures about one million mortgages, has continued to find ways to crank out profits. In the latest quarter, its net income came to $186.8 million, or 49 cents a share, up from $118.6 million, or 31 cents a share. On a year-over-year basis, there was a 7.2% increase in the amount of insurance in force, to $200.7 billion.
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