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Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Higher credit scores, additional documentation most common
Despite pushes from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Federal Housing Administration, lenders are still applying additional credit overlays to loans delivered to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a new survey of lenders showed. Here are all the details.
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HUD officially appoints Richard Green as senior advisor for housing finance

Leaves USC Lusk Center for Real Estate to replace Edward Golding
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officially named its replacement for former HUD Senior Advisor Edward Golding, who recently took over as head of the Federal Housing Administration. Richard Green, who currently serves as the director of the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate, will take over for Golding.
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FHA proposes insurance claim deadline

FHA states lender filing delays cause strain on department’s resources
Attention lenders and servicers. There may soon be a deadline to file insurance claims with the Federal Housing Administration, after the FHA issued a proposal establishing a “clear timetable” for claim payments. Click through to learn more.
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Veros: Connecting to the FHA

Providing a seamless connection to government appraisal portals
At the turn of the market, while other valuation technology companies were struggling to keep the doors open, Veros had diversified its focus to include the development of valuation management software services, as well as two landmark industry innovations.
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FHA issues new reverse mortgage rules to protect spouses

Designed to allow non-borrowing partners to remain in home
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration announced changes to its reverse mortgage program designed to keep non-borrowing spouses in their homes after the last surviving borrower dies.
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Quicken Loans CEO: The FHA has been hijacked by the Department of Justice

Bill Emerson tells HousingWire why Quicken is fighting back
Much of the industry scuttlebutt of late has been focused on Quicken Loans with its decision to sue the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Quicken Loans’ CEO Bill Emerson said that the lender is not going to give in to the government’s pressure and tells us what's really going on.
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First Tennessee Bank to pay $212.5 million for faulty FHA underwriting

Settlement with DOJ stems from False Claims Act violations
First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank for First Horizon National, will pay $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by “knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration that did not meet applicable requirements,” the Department of Justice announced Monday.
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HUD selects Richard Green as senior advisor for housing finance

Currently serving as director of USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development appears to have found a replacement for former HUD Senior Advisor Edward Golding, who recently took over as head of the Federal Housing Administration. Richard Green, who currently serves as the director of the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate, will take over for Golding as HUD senior advisor on July 1.
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