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4/18/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Hampton Roads in May
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4/18/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Central Virginia in May

News Clips

Alexandria Times, Monday, February 20, 2017
(RECAP: City councilors unanimously agreed Tuesday to increase its loan to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the Ramsey Homes redevelopment project from $1.1 million to $2 million. In a letter to council, ARHA officials cited increased material and labor costs associated with the fact that the project was delayed a year in applying for federal low income housing tax credits, a dramatic increase in the property’s value as well as uncertainty because of the potential for tax reform efforts on the federal level.)
MortageOrb, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(RECAP: Now that the MBA has announced its proposed fix for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, industry experts are offering various opinions concerning the future of the GSEs. Although the full version of the MBA’s “GSE Reform Principles and Guardrails,” prepared by the MBA’s Task Force for a Future Secondary Mortgage Market, will not be available until April, the association recently offered some highlights of what the future end state should be built upon. Among the principles are the following: preserving the 30-year, fixed-rate, single-family mortgage; maintaining a deep, liquid to-be-announced market for conventional single-family loans; an explicit government guarantee of eligible MBS-backed mortgages; addressing the availability of affordable housing; and equitable, transparent and direct access to secondary market programs for lenders of all sizes and business models.)
MarketWatch, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(RECAP: The recent decision by Fannie Mae to backstop nearly $1 billion in debt issued by Blackstone Inc., a private company that buys single-family rental homes, was “bad policy,” according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. The Realtors have expressed concern about the growing popularity of investor-owned homes for rent in past months. One of the housing market’s biggest hurdles recently has been the lack of available supply for purchase. That means not just fewer choices for buyers, but higher prices as well.)
ARLnow.com, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(RECAP: Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette will not seek re-election this year, capping two decades of service on the Board. Fisette, who first took office in 1998, is currently the longest-serving Board member. In a phone interview today, he said he has been weighing for months whether to run for another term.)
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Tuesday, February 21, 2017
(RECAP: Michael L. “Mike” Toalson, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Virginia, will retire from the organization June 30, the statewide trade group announced Tuesday. Toalson, 64, has been the CEO and lead lobbyist for the Richmond-based organization for two decades.)

 

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