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(AFX UK Focus) 2010-06-29 21:56 UPDATE 1-Fannie Mae May portfolio up, delinquencies drop

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-06-29 21:56 UPDATE 1-Fannie Mae May portfolio up, delinquencies drop
NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Fannie Mae, the largest provider of funding for U.S. home mortgages, on Tuesday said its mortgage investment portfolio grew in May, while delinquencies on loans it guarantees slowed significantly. The portfolio increased by an annualized 43.6 percent rate to $813.7 billion in May from $789.5 billion the previous month, the Washington-based company said in its …

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How long can the UK housing market avoid a crash?
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(AFX UK Focus) 2010-06-29 21:56 UPDATE 1-Fannie Mae May portfolio up, delinquencies drop

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-06-29 21:56 UPDATE 1-Fannie Mae May portfolio up, delinquencies drop
NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Fannie Mae, the largest provider of funding for U.S. home mortgages, on Tuesday said its mortgage investment portfolio grew in May, while delinquencies on loans it guarantees slowed significantly. The portfolio increased by an annualized 43.6 percent rate to $813.7 billion in May from $789.5 billion the previous month, the Washington-based company said in its …

Flat housing market reignites talk of ‘turning point’
The housing market was flat in May with the number of mortgages approved for house purchase broadly unchanged, according to the Bank of England.

How long can the housing market avoid a crash?
A potentially lethal combination of stagnant living standards and declining mortgage approvals is threatening to send the housing market into a precipitous slump.

Cheap mortgages slash cost of running a home

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Cheap mortgages slash cost of running a home
LONDON (SHARECAST) – Homeowners have seen the cost of running a house tumble by 6% since 2008, or 9% allowing for inflation, thanks to rock bottom interest rates.

(AFX UK Focus) 2010-06-29 22:40 UPDATE 2-Fannie Mae May portfolio up, delinquencies down
NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Fannie Mae, the largest provider of funding for U.S. home mortgages, on Tuesday said its mortgage investment portfolio grew in May and delinquencies on loans it guarantees slowed significantly the month prior. The delinquency rate fell as the company continued to repurchase loans that were at least 120 days late, which increased its mortgage holdings for the third …