• Christmastrain

    The pessimist's guide to 2017 is here and it's time for everyone to panic

    Investments

    How bad can things really get?


  • Investments

    How bad can things really get?

    [Color commentary] Yesterday, I got an email from a source who asked: “If I told you at the beginning of the year you’d be writing about Pokemon and Ben Carson leading HUD, what institution would you commit me too?” Like all other semi-casual observers of market trends, I did not reply and instead, like all fellow pessimists, I chose to panic. Good news is, we're not alone.

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HousingWire magazine

Cover Story
December/January 2017

What will the mortgage industry look like with a new sheriff in town?

While other state and federal regulatory bodies overlap in their regulation of the mortgage industry, the very particular consumer focus of the CFPB is not duplicated by any other body. Will deregulation mean a return to the Wild West lending atmosphere that led to the financial crisis? What happens next? We asked John Socknat, partner at Ballard Spahr, to weigh in on what mortgage lenders and servicers can expect from a Trump administration.

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