FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'GSE reform'


It’s far past time to end Fannie, Freddie conservatorship. Here’s how to do it

CHLA shares plan for recapitalizing GSEs
It is now seven years since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into conservatorship. The Community Home Lenders Association says that it believes a government guarantee is needed to maintain an affordable 30-year mortgage and sustain housing markets. But consensus is elusive on what should come next. Here is their plan.
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Recap and Release: Not the right path to affordable mortgages

The government's role in all this
The fundamental problem with the recap and release approach is that starting any discussion about a future mortgage finance system with Fannie and Freddie is like looking through the wrong end of a telescope: the field of vision is very restricted and the details are hard to make out. Here's what the industry really needs to be asking about the GSEs.
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Compass Point: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac will need another bailout

It’s no longer a question of if. It's a question of when
The disappointing third quarter results for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have many already questioning whether the current financial status of the government-sponsored enterprises is stable. New analysis from Compass Point Research & Trading suggests that it’s no longer a question of if the GSEs will need another bailout. Now, it’s simply of a question of when.
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Community lenders push White House to recapitalize Fannie, Freddie

Say GSEs’ third quarter results are further evidence that conservatorship must end
In the wake of a weak third quarter that saw Fannie Mae’s net income cut in half and Freddie Mac take a loss for the first time in four years, two groups of community lenders are pushing the Obama administration to rebuild the capital reserves of the government-sponsored enterprises and develop a plan to end conservatorship of the GSEs.
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Stegman doubles down: White House will not recapitalize Fannie, Freddie

Says ending conservatorship wouldn't help affordable housing
For the second time in less than a fortnight, a senior official from the Obama administration has said, unequivocally, that the White House will not support ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by recapitalizing the government-sponsored enterprises.
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Major civil rights groups join push to recapitalize Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

NCRC, NAACP, LULAC call on Obama administration to end conservatorship
Several of the largest civil rights groups in the country are joining together to call on the federal government to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and recapitalize the agencies, stating that an independent and fully capitalized Fannie and Freddie can better serve the country’s housing needs.
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Stegman: White House will not consider recap and release of GSEs

“Comprehensive housing finance reform is the only way forward”
The White House’s senior policy advisor for housing says that there’s no way the administration will support any form of recapitalization and release from conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that only comprehensive housing policy reform is acceptable.
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