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Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

2015 will see notable price appreciation

The real reason Fannie and Freddie don't do principal modifications

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Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

Items Tagged with 'GSE reform'


Investors Unite gets the cold shoulder at Guggenheim Securities

Maloni makes the case for keeping Fannie and Freddie
July 29, 2014
Guggenheim Securities held a by-invitation-only event last week in New York for big GSE investors, but members of Investors Unite — that is, the retail investors — were shut out. All except one, who spoke to HousingWire on the condition of anonymity.
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CHLA challenges FHFA IG report on risk from smaller nonbank lenders

Report lacks evidence to support claims, ignores other key factors
July 23, 2014
The Community Home Lenders Association is challenging the Federal Housing Finance Agency IG report issued last week which had raised concerns about risks to the GSEs from increased loan purchases from smaller nonbank mortgage lenders.
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Judge shoots down FHFA bid to limit discovery, keep docs secret

Judge Sweeney: FHFA cannot evade judicial review
July 21, 2014
A federal court handed Fairholme Funds a huge victory late last week, granting broad access in discovery to FHFA records going back years and reminding the FHFA that it is not above the law.
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New legislation will break apart and sell Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

House Democrats introduce new GSE reform measure
July 10, 2014
The bill winds down Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s current activities and revokes their charter, but allows them to be sold and recapitalized as entities with different business plans without any of their current unique powers.
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Fannie, Freddie conservatorship hurts investors, destabilizes mortgage market

July 7, 2014
In the pages of the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, the former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. takes the government to task on its virtual third-world, banana republic treatment of GSE investors.
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Treasury Secretary testifies on GSEs, nonbank MSRs and TBTF

Hensarling: Americans are fearful of their government
June 24, 2014
It was a raucous and heated session at the House Financial Services Committee as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made his annual report on the Financial Stability Oversight Council, touching on everything from GSE reform and nonbank MSRs to the IRS lost emails scandal.
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Why did Senate committee go so easy on HUD nominee Castro?

Session is heavy on platitudes, light on details or hard questions
June 17, 2014
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro faced a kid glove treatment from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee on Tuesday. The next step is a vote before the committee, which is not scheduled, which would be followed by a vote on the full Senate floor.
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KBW: Plan to wind down GSEs will fail

Analysts say GSEs' survival chances keep improving
June 13, 2014
KBW’s analysts predict that the Treasury will eventually shift its focus from winding down the GSEs to seeking to unwind its investment in the companies. But the analysts said that this shift could take several years.
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Fix the GSEs, don’t end them, Rosner says at Investors Unite

“Too Big to Fail” banks are the new GSEs
June 10, 2014
Meaningful housing reform is possible in 2014 and doesn’t require Congressional action, renowned housing analyst and author Joshua Rosner told Investors Unite in Washington Tuesday morning.
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CFPB, housing take center stage in Congress

House, Senate both reviewing CFPB; Investors Unite converge
June 9, 2014
It’s going to be a busy morning in Washington D.C. on the housing front on Tuesday. And here's a preview of what's to come.
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