WASHINGTON, April 23 - - New U.S. single-family home sales in March recorded their biggest drop in more than 1-1/2 years, snapping three straight months of hefty gains, in a temporary setback for the housing market.
WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as more homes came on the market, a sign of strength in housing ahead of the spring selling season.
WASHINGTON - U.S. housing starts rose far less than expected in March and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region grew modestly this month, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft patch hit in the first quarter.
WASHINGTON - The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has directed the U.S. housing finance firms to tweak their structure for guarantee fees but said the changes would be "revenue neutral," after launching a review to consider whether to alter the program.
NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve bought $10.347 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week
NEW YORK - Homebuilder sentiment reversed a three-month slide in April and rose to its best monthly showing of 2015, the National Association of Home Builders said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Former Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Richard Syron and two other executives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of misleading investors ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.
NEW YORK - U.S. bank earnings likely got a lift from mortgage lending in the first quarter, as lower rates spurred a surge in applications to refinance home loans, one of several glimmers of hope for a sector that has lately struggled with weak growth.
WASHINGTON - JPMorgan Chase & Co is on track to meet its mandate to provide billions of dollars in consumer relief to struggling homeowners as part of a settlement it reached over bad residential mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis, an independent monitor said on Thursday.
OTTAWA - Canada's federal housing agency said on Thursday it will increase mortgage loan insurance premiums for home buyers with a less than 10 percent down payment, starting in June.
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