FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’

Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults

Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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The reverse mortgage gets a facelift

A positive for seniors
Phil Stevenson
In the upcoming weeks, reverse mortgages will be going through changes that will provide a much-needed facelift in the public eye, bringing some value back into the system. And one of the biggest impacts will be for homeowners threatened by bankruptcy or foreclosure.
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Carrington expands FHA mortgage lending offerings

Now offering FHA 203k full renovation loans through wholesale channel
Ben Lane
Carrington’s new 203k full renovation loan program lets borrowers take out a single loan to finance both the cost of buying the home and the renovation costs, Carrington said in a release.
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Feds bust massive mortgage fraud scheme

Leader sent to prison for almost 5 years, ordered to repay $2.5 million
Ben Lane
A former real estate agent will spend the next 57 months in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, stemming from a massive residential mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded lenders, the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac of nearly $2.5 million.
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1st Alliance Lending launches mortgage program for underserved borrowers

Expands access to lending with multi-channel program
Ben Lane
1st Alliance Lending is launching a new national mortgage lending platform in an effort to spur lending for “underserved borrowers who are seeking to overcome past credit challenges and purchase a home,” the company said in a release.
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MetLife Home Loans to pay $123.5M in mortgage resolution

Admitted it knowingly made faulty mortgages
Brena Swanson
MetLife Home Loans agreed to pay $123.5 million, after it admitted it had been aware that a substantial percentage of loans weren’t eligible for FHA mortgage insurance due to its own internal quality-control findings.
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Mr. Castro went to Washington…and it was pointless

Republicans batter HUD secretary with bluster but offer no solutions
Ben Lane
Maybe it was naïve of me, but I truly thought that a hearing titled, “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration,” hosted by the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and featuring HUD Secretary Julián Castro would actually, you know, accomplish something…anything. But I was so incredibly wrong.
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FHA attempts to change rules to spur lending

Looks to loosen mortgage lending
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Administration is looking into limiting one of the most powerful tools federal attorneys have to punish banks for making mistakes in mortgage lending in attempts to spur lending from banks.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The 4 shifts needed to boost new home sales

Castro to face grilling by House committee; ABS Vegas preview
Ben Lane
What four things do builders and developers need to do to boost new home sales? What's expected at ABS Vegas this week? And what kind of reception will HUD Secretary Julián Castro receive from the House Financial Services Committee this week? Those answers and more contained herein.
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New FHA guidelines to delay reverse mortgage foreclosures

HECM spouses get to stay for longer
Ben Lane
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 during the foreclosure process.
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Moody’s: FHA premium cut will increase home sales by 45,000 this year

Provides a "meaningful boost" to housing economy
Ben Lane
According to the Moody’s report, the FHA premium cut will reach its maximum impact in mid-2016, when Moody’s Analytics’ model expects annualized home sales to increase by 100,000 as a result of the FHA cut, with 40,000 additional single-family housing starts in 2016 as well.
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