Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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Senator Perdue: Rogue CFPB creates new rules and regulations at whim

Introduces bill to rein in “malicious financial policy”
Trey Garrison
A U.S. Senator introduced a bill Tuesday that would greatly rein in the power and budget of the CFPB, an agency he says is more interested in protecting itself than protecting consumers. It pairs with a House bill that would bring the same accountability. Here's what's happening in Congress right now.
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Dodd-Frank reform, TILA-RESPA dominate House hearings

Committees dig into details of regulatory oversight
Trey Garrison
At least three hearings on Capitol Hill this week should grab the attention of the housing industry, spanning the gamut from Dodd-Frank to TILA-RESPA and more. Here's where the action will be.
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Senate Bank Chair weighs sweeping GSE, mortgage lending overhaul

Reform package could free smaller lenders, boost common securitization
Trey Garrison
The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is drafting sweeping regulatory relief legislation that could be the biggest overhaul to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act since it was passed. It could affect mortgage lending, capital requirements and GSE reform efforts. Here's how.
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Here's why force-placed insurance continues to get bad press

Is it time to shut it down?
Lynn Effinger
On the surface of it, most any reasonable person would understand that a mortgage lender has the right to protect its asset if the borrower is not adequately covered by homeowner’s or flood insurance policies. But here's where the controversy comes in.
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Houses passes Mortgage Choice Act of 2015 by 286-140

Bipartisan bill would reform mortgage regulations
Trey Garrison
A bill to reform mortgage industry regulations was approved by the House of Representatives late Tuesday afternoon by a substantial bipartisan majority. Here's what happened, and what happens next.
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Mortgage Choice Act goes to House floor today

Bill would ease regulatory burden on mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
A bill that mortgage lenders and housing advocates say is critical to the industry goes to the floor of the House of Representatives today. Does it go far enough, and will it make it past opponents who warn of a return to the days of high risk?
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Dodd-Frank fails again

Standard & Poor's shocking mortgage bond fraud
Jacob Gaffney
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject.
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CFPB plows ahead with public consumer complaint database

Industry vows to halt publishing unverified, anonymous gripes
Trey Garrison
The CFPB says publishing consumer complaints is a win-win for the industry and consumers. People in the industry aren't so sure. In fact, a war is brewing, and it is starting to get ugly.
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Which banks are positioned to capitalize on stress test results?

Deeper dive into Dodd-Frank stress test
Ben Lane
The country’s biggest banks are all well-positioned to survive a severe recession, the Federal Reserve announced Thursday. But which bank was the big winner?
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MBA Servicing: Why would anyone bother to do this anymore?

Regulations are choking the life out of this business
Trey Garrison
What's the word on everyone's mind at MBA Servicing 2015? Regulations. Why does it matter? Because the cure has become worse than the illness.
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