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As The Market Recovers, U.S. Single-Family Housing Activity Builds

Despite an improved environment for single-family housing, significant challenges remain in U.S. agency and non-agency housing. A stronger economy should increase demand for housing and benefit loan performance, but loan modifications indicate that the sector still has room for improvement. Furthermore, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services anticipates that historically low interest rates will support loan […]

Increasing Equity Helps U.S. Housing Finance Agencies Counter Low Profitability

U.S. housing finance agencies (HFAs), whose primary goal is to provide affordable housing, have seen their profitability (as a result of ongoing low interest rates) and loan performance deteriorate since 2008. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services believes this trend will continue and possibly lead to negative rating actions in the absence of alternative revenue sources. […]

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