Pending home sales drop for the first time in 2015

Pending home sales drop for the first time in 2015

May level down 1.8% on low inventory, escalating prices

Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Rep. Ed Royce-sponsored bill now has bipartisan support

First look: Architect Magazine showcases Fannie Mae’s new corporate digs

It’s big and beautiful and it saves the GSE money
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Q&A on success of Dodd-Frank with its creators

The five-year anniversary of Dodd Frank
Even after five years, there is still much debate surrounding how helpful Dodd-Frank has been for housing. But despite talk in the industry, Dodd-Frank's sponsors view the regulation and its effects as pretty positive.
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From HW Magazine

CFPB Watch: Congress fights for control

The Senate joins the House in trying to exercise oversight
“The CFPB undoubtedly remains the single most powerful and least accountable Federal agency in all of Washington,” Jeb Hensarling said. “When it comes to the credit cards, auto loans and mortgages of hardworking taxpayers, the CFPB has unbridled, discretionary power not only to make those less available and more expensive, but to absolutely take them away.”
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The awful truth about TRID

Even with a grace period, the remedy is worse than the disease
The CFPB left the grace period open-ended and most in the industry interpreted that to mean that it will last throughout the rest of 2015, at least. Unfortunately, as welcome as that grace period is, TRID remains a costly and complicated fix that has enormous implications for the whole industry.
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Rick Perry: We’re tired of Wall Street getting special treatment

Presidential hopeful tells CBS News “there is nothing too big to fail”
If former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to avoid some of the snafus that undid his previous bid for the White House, the nation’s biggest banks could be facing a whole new set of rules and regulations that could change the financial system and have a significant impact on housing.
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Senator Perdue: Rogue CFPB creates new rules and regulations at whim

Introduces bill to rein in “malicious financial policy”
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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