Wilbur Ross quits Ocwen Financial

Wilbur Ross quits Ocwen Financial

Distressed asset investor bringing his magic to Bank of Cyprus

Dustin Johnson levels blockbuster claims at title attorneys

Is Nat Hardwick the fall guy?

CFPB proposes 7 big changes to foreclosure process for mortgage servicers

Adds guidance on extended borrower protections
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Wells Fargo, DOJ losing “optimism” for lawsuit settlement

Wells Fargo lawyer says litigation may continue
Ben Lane
A settlement between Wells Fargo and the U.S. Department of Justice over claims that Wells Fargo misled the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into believing its loans qualified for insurance from HUD's Federal Housing Administration has hit another snag.
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Castro: Broad support for ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Will it be a priority in the administration’s final two years?
Brena Swanson
While the complete overhaul of the government-sponsored enterprises has continuously been an issue in Washington, it has not always been a top priority. Well, it may now be back at the top of the pile for priorities.
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The new standard for getting a mortgage

Small banks slowly fill in lending gap
Brena Swanson
While the big banks are still stingy on the people they choose to lend to, a small handful of banks are willing to bet on select borrowers who still have high credit scores despite a few blips on their financial history.
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HUD watchdog accuses EverBank of violating FHA short sale policies

Recommends bank should repay $1.57 million to HUD
Ben Lane
According to the report from the HUD-OIG, EverBank improperly determined whether borrowers were eligible to participate in the FHA’s preforeclosure sale program and as a result of those failings, the FHA insurance fund paid approximately $1.57 million in improper claims.
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FHA-backed mortgages drop 19%

Lenders put limit on federal insurance
Brena Swanson
Major lenders and regulators are working hard to find common ground when it comes to home loans to lower-income Americans. As talks continue, the percent of federal Housing Administration loans given to borrowers with weaker credit scores is dropping.
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Nonprofits take second to hedge funds on FHA loan sales

2 years into sales, little goes to communities
Brena Swanson
As hedge funds reap the benefits from the Federal Housing Administration’s sale of distressed loans, nonprofits are being pushed to the side, unable to compete.
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It's settled: Principal reduction is smart policy

How the BofA settlement opened the door
Christie Peale

For the first time, loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will be eligible for principal reduction under the consumer relief menu in a major settlement. 


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FHA Commissioner Carol Galante to step down

Industry applauds her positive impact on housing
Brena Swanson
After years of helping the economy recover from the financial crisis through her role as commissioner at the Federal Housing Administration, Galante announced her decision to leave the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She will return to California to start teaching at the University of California, Berkeley in January.
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Fannie Mae earnings drop in second quarter

Reports $3.7B second-quarter net income
Brena Swanson
Fannie Mae recorded a net income of $3.7 billion for the second quarter of 2014. The decline from the prior quarter is primarily due to a decline in the amount of income recognized by the company from settlement agreements related to private-label mortgage-related securities.
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MBA: Jumbo loans drive mortgage credit availability

Continues slight upward trend
Brena Swanson
Mortgage credit availability maintained its slight upward trajectory in July as a boost in the number of jumbo adjustable rate mortgage programs pushed the index higher.
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