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eNews and Press Releases

8/13/2014Clase de VHDA para la Educación al Comprador de Casa en Español
6/11/2014Letter from Executive Director
6/11/2014Board of Commissioners Update
6/11/2014New Secretary of Commerce and Trade
6/11/2014Tax Credits Fund New Life for Old Hotel
6/11/2014HUD Guidelines Have Changed
6/11/2014Reaching Out to Hispanic Homebuyers
6/11/2014NOVA Housing Expo
6/11/2014Annual Charity Golf Tournament
6/11/2014Associate Updates

News Clips

American Banker , Tuesday, October 28, 2014
(RECAP: Housing policy needs to be refocused on strengthening household balance sheets, especially by making borrowers more resilient to home price declines. The new Wealth Building Home Loan developed at the American Enterprise Institute does exactly that. It takes risk out of the financial system by giving borrowers — especially low- and middle-income households — a much safer path to homeownership and financial security than a 30-year mortgage that pays off very slowly, imposing a heavy debt burden for years to come.)
The Virginian-Pilot, Thursday, October 30, 2014
(RECAP: The pernicious effects of homelessness can be difficult to quantify, but the State of the Region report released this month by Old Dominion University offers a sobering estimate of public costs for one often-overlooked group: children without a place to call home. South Hampton Roads' five cities collectively spend an estimated $31 million each year due, in full or in part, to a lack of stable housing for the region's young and vulnerable.)
National Mortgage News , Thursday, October 30, 2014
(RECAP: The new product, known as Real Estate Nowcast, based on Google Trends information and other data, predicts that existing homes will sell at an annual pace of 5.18 million in October, according to a statement today. That estimate is ready about four weeks before the National Association of Realtors reports its seasonally adjusted annual sales rate, which was 5.17 million last month and 5.13 million in October 2013. Real estate information companies such as, Zillow Inc., CoreLogic Inc. and RealtyTrac are jockeying to harness technology to give individual and professional consumers a market edge.)
The Wall Street Journal , Thursday, October 30, 2014
(RECAP: A Wall Street Journal article in September described how Janet Yellen was establishing herself as a consensus building leader of the Federal Reserve, rather than the pushy dove always in favor of easy money policies that some expected. A quick examination of dissent patterns at Fed policy meetings underscores this point. Ms. Yellen is proving herself willing to displease both doves who want more easy money and hawks who want less.)
Apartment Finance Today , Tuesday, October 21, 2014
(RECAP: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will back loans with as little as 3 percent down payments, down from 5 percent, to help bolster the housing market, said FHFA Director Mel Watt at the annual Mortgage Bankers Association convention. Most industry officials aren't worried about losing renters to home sales. Recently, moveouts for homeownership has hovered between 10 and 12 percent on average, according to Dallas-based research firm Axiometrics. And there's wiggle room: that rate can rise to between 18 and 20 percent and still be considered a healthy balance.)


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