Industry Briefs Mar. 1, 2022: Arch MI: Home Price Growth to Slow in 2022

Home sales, which increased more than 6% in 2021 to a 15-year high, will remain strong this year — supported by solid demographic trends and an expected increase in homes for sale, according to the winter edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review from Arch Mortgage Insurance Co., Greensboro, N.C.

FHFA Issues Final Rule Amending GSE Regulatory Capital Framework

The Federal Housing Finance Agency published a final rule that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework by refining the prescribed leverage buffer amount and risk-based capital treatment of retained credit risk transfer exposures for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Home Prices Finish Year at Highest Rate of Increase in 34 Years

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes finished 2021 with the single-highest rate of increase in 34 years of data-keeping. In a separate report, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said 2021 home prices rose by 17.5 percent.

FHFA Seeks Input on FY2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday asked for input on its Draft Strategic Plan, which outlines the Agency’s priorities for the coming years as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.