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  • China's Sept property investment slows further; sales, construction slump

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China real estate investment slowed in the first nine months of 2014, while property sales and new construction tumbled, helping to drag broader economic growth to a near six-year low.
  • U.S. to ease repurchase demands on bad mortgages

    Hoping to boost mortgage approvals for more borrowers, the federal regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told lenders that the home financing giants would ease up on demands that banks buy back loans that go delinquent. Addressing a lending conference...

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies. More details are expected to be announced in coming weeks, but the move from a...

    Regulator unveils plan to spur lending by Fannie, Freddie

    Regulator unveils plan to spur lending by Fannie, Freddie
    Seeking to reassure home lenders, the government's top overseer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said the mortgage finance giants would ease their demands to be compensated for certain soured loans. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt also...

    U.S. student loan debt is not killing homeownership

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is surging student debt really preventing an entire generation from becoming first-time homebuyers? That's true, to an extent, but also mischaracterizes education debt as holding most people back, rather than helping them get...