Here's where expert economists think housing is going

Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

BPC Housing Commissioner: Give borrowers a chance to fail

2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.
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New HUD Secretary outlines his vision for last years of Obama Administration

Focus ranges from accountability and transparency to progressive projects
Trey Garrison
The new Housing And Urban Development Secretary sees HUD as a department of opportunity, not just a department of housing.
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Virginia targets banks with $1.15B toxic mortgage lawsuit

Virginia Retirement System lost $383 million
Brena Swanson
In the largest financial fraud action ever brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Attorney General Mark Herring announced a $1.15 billion lawsuit against some of the largest commercial banks for fraud committed against Virginia taxpayers during the height of the financial crisis.
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Here's where expert economists think housing is going

Where will we be in 2019?
Jacob Gaffney
During the luncheon panel moderated by Paul Jackson, CEO of HousingWire, four economists gave projections for housing over the next five years.
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Even credit-worthy borrowers struggle to get a mortgage

Regulations, credit and affordability challenges persist
Trey Garrison
The national homeownership rate continues to decline, and many say that it’s only going to get worse because of tighter lending standards, burdensome regulations that create lender uncertainty and affordability challenges.
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Washington is protecting buyers right out of homeownership

BPC Housing Commissioner: Give borrowers a chance to fail
Trey Garrison
Government is protecting first-time, lower- and middle-income borrowers out of homeownership, and buyers need to be given a chance to fail. Or succeed.
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Churchill Mortgage promotes Doug Walker

Becomes VP of national sales support and business development
Brena Swanson
Churchill Mortgage promoted Doug Walker to vice president of national sales support and business development as the Brentwood, Tennessee-based lender continues to report solid growth.
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S&P/Experian: Mortgage default rates increasing

After falling for almost a year
Brena Swanson
Consumer default rates rose in August, reversing a long downward trend. However, according to David Blitzer, with the S&P Dow Jones Indices, "No return to the extreme default experience of a few years ago is imminent."
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Credit unions to Senate Banking: Enough is enough

Credit unions are being overregulated with burdensome rules
Trey Garrison
XCEL Federal Credit Union President and CEO Linda McFadden will tell the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that “enough is enough” when it comes to the overregulation of credit unions, sources in Washington tell HousingWire.
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Treasury doesn’t want former Fannie CFO in GSE investor lawsuit

Claims despite his expertise Howard would be biased
Trey Garrison
A week ago HousingWire first reported that former Fannie Mae CFO J. Tim Howard was hired by Fairholme Funds in their lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury, and now the government is arguing against allowing Howard access to 800,000 pages of discovery documents.
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Wells Fargo: Top homeowner misconceptions

Survey finds borrowers don’t know their options
Brena Swanson
Despite homeowners knowing that now is a great time to buy a home, many borrowers are still reluctant to do so because of uncertainty about qualifying for a mortgage or navigating the home-buying process.
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