Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Plus bringing private capital back to Fannie, Freddie and more

What should you do if your Realtor has a family emergency?

But you’re ready to make an offer now

RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low

Cash sales hit 8-year low
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Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Plus bringing private capital back to Fannie, Freddie and more
How much will the China and global equities plunge inform the Fed’s September meeting on rates? What’s the housing situation in New Orleans a decade after Katrina? And can private capital return to mortgage finance if it’s not sure that capital is safe? Read on.
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BPC discussion: Fannie, Freddie reform can happen but one step at a time

Separate housing finance and housing policy
Reform of the GSEs and housing finance may come, but it’s more likely to come in small bites rather than the big prix fixe Johnson-Crapo or the PATH Act. Republicans and Democrats agree on some things, like getting government out of housing finance outside of liquidity. But more? Read on.
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Was the Third Amendment sweep of Fannie, Freddie a sham?

One leading legal scholar says yes; shareholders get louder
Last week in a teleconference hosted by Investors Unite, one of the guests — noted legal scholar Richard Epstein — didn’t mince words about what he thought of the Treasury’s “Third Amendment sweep” of GSE profits. He called it a “sham transaction.” Does that rustle your feathers?
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Trending Thursday: Conservatorship will never die

Plus Democrats are unhappy on how regulators are handling diversity
People upset with Fannie and Freddie and the FHFA? Check. Counterintuitive survey on financial outlook for minorities? Check. Congressfolks saying the regulators are dropping the ball on diversity? Big check. Read on, traveler.
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Caution: GSE reform could have serious unintended consequences

Guest blog by former Ginnie Mae president Joseph Murin
Former Ginnie Mae president Joseph Murin knows first-hand how important the government backstop to the mortgage industry is…and it’s not just for lenders. Without the government guarantee for mortgages, it will be the consumer who suffers most, Murin says.
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Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs passed “The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015” on Thursday, which will, if it makes it through the bill-making grinder and gets passed into law, bring big changes to the red tape the mortgage finance industry is tied up in.
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