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August 22, 2019
Fannie Mae Prices $4 Billion Issuance of Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Securities

August 21, 2019
Fannie Mae Names Former FDIC Chair and Banking and Financial Services Expert Sheila C. Bair to the Board of Directors

August 21, 2019
Fannie Mae Forgoes Issuing Benchmark Notes on August 21, 2019 Announcement Date

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Doug Duncan

Shopping Around for a Mortgage Pays Off for Consumers

August 5, 2019

by Doug Duncan Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Despite the sizable potential cost savings, more than one-third of 2018 homebuyers say they did not shop around before selecting their mortgage lender, according to our latest findings from the National Housing Survey®. The good news is that two-thirds of homebuyers did comparison shop and, in turn, said they experienced more financially favorable terms than those who didn't obtain multiple quotes.

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