Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

“Compare” service for mortgages already in use in the U.K.

Definitely the best Beige Book coverage on housing and mortgage finance

Thank you, Vince Vaughn

Goldman Sachs just nailed millennial homebuying

Publishes animated graph day before housing conference
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President to speak on Fannie, Freddie on Thursday

Unwinding GSEs unlikely; investors see possibilities for recovery
Trey Garrison
The fate of the GSEs is still uncertain, but the President will discuss housing, and some hope there's a chance shareholder rights could be restored if GSE reform continues to stall.
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Did FHFA’s Watt open the door to ending Fannie, Freddie conservatorship?

Civil rights groups join calls to bring GSEs out from nest
Trey Garrison
When Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt spoke before the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday he opened the door to the possibility of ending the GSE conservatorship.
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Here’s what a GOP Senate means for Fannie and Freddie

And why we’ll all be watching
Trey Garrison
With Tuesday’s WWE beat down and Republicans now in in control of the Senate, the question becomes what will happen with housing and GSE reform.
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If Congress can’t end conservatorship, why won’t FHFA?

American Banker: Here’s a path out for the GSEs
Trey Garrison
What should be done with the GSEs, regardless of how the various shareholder suits come out?
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Investors Unite forges ahead with plan to end Fannie, Freddie conservatorship

Lawsuits, appeal to come even as white paper presented
Trey Garrison
The decision by retiring U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against the Department of Treasury by Perry Capital and Fairholme Funds may have set back GSE investors. But it won't stop them.
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Investors Unite: We have not yet begun Fannie, Freddie fight

Appeals, other suits in play despite Lamberth ruling
Trey Garrison
The judicial dismissal of a lawsuit brought in District Court by Perry Capital and Fairholme Funds is definitely a setback, but the shareholders fighting against the federal government’s sweep of profits from the GSEs say they are down, but not out by a long shot.
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Treasury doesn’t want former Fannie CFO in GSE investor lawsuit

Claims despite his expertise Howard would be biased
Trey Garrison
A week ago HousingWire first reported that former Fannie Mae CFO J. Tim Howard was hired by Fairholme Funds in their lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury, and now the government is arguing against allowing Howard access to 800,000 pages of discovery documents.
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Everyone agrees there must be housing finance reform

The problem is that no one can agree on the how of it
Trey Garrison
Housing finance reform is a nut that still can’t be cracked because of a lack of consensus among those involved, but most agree the status quo can’t continue.
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Housing won’t recover unless GSE, housing tax credit changes

BPC Summit: The status quo is only going to make things worse
Trey Garrison
The housing tax credit should be raised 50%, a balance must be struck between an affordable housing policy and restricting mortgage availability to qualified borrowers, and the GSE status quo cannot hold. All this, and more, is happening right now at the Bipartisan Policy Center housing forum in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Did Treasury plan to shortchange Fannie, Freddie investors?

As more layers peel away, a pattern forms
Trey Garrison
A report on TheStreet.com Tuesday focusing on the potential for conflict of interest in Blackstone serving as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury missed a much bigger story.
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