Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you

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The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

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ShellPoint brings latest RMBS deal to market

Strong collateral and borrowers position issuer for AAA ratings
Christina Mlynski
Mortgage-bond guru Lewis Ranieri’s Shellpoint Partners is set to issue its second private-label RMBS, reporting strong borrower credit attributes to beef up its collateral quality.
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From HW Magazine

Setting the stage

Freddie Mac sets benchmark for effective credit risk transfer
Christina Mlynski
Since the Federal Housing Finance Agency outlined its goals for 2013, which included the divestiture of higher risk assets, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have put several bids wanted in competition lists into the market.
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More Advice for the Fed

Linda Lowell
While the residential mortgage markets worry about what happens when Fed concludes its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) buy program at the end of next month, everyone else appears to be miles ahead, worrying about what the Fed Reserve is going to do with its heap-o MBS.
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