CFPB analyst cites 'profound' mortgage servicer community impact

FHFA reaches $280 million RMBS settlement with Barclays

RMBS settlement total now exceeds $16 billion

Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"

Items Tagged with 'tapering'


BofA: Fed seems OK with declining home sales

Don't expect any increase in economic help
March 31, 2014
"Moreover, at this point, given the continued weakness in mortgage purchase activity, there is no evidence that a robust turn or recovery in sales will be seen in the months ahead," according to BofA analysts.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates retreat back

Taper does little to disturb rates
March 20, 2014
Mortgage rates eased for the week ending March 20, following a drop in housing starts and the Fed’s decision to continue to taper.
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Fed taper continues, acquisition cuts go deeper

FOMC pulls back another $10 billion in monthy purchases
January 29, 2014
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes reveal the Federal Reserve will continue to taper monthly asset purchases, reducing its acquisitions by another $10 billion per month.
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Ben Bernanke begins his final FOMC meeting

Market awaits news of further tapering
January 28, 2014
Stocks are mostly up and projected to break a five-session skid as investors await the outcome of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s last Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
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3 ways the coming rate hikes can sink the housing market

Taper or no, interest rate increases will hit lenders, buyers
January 13, 2014
Easy money and Fed tinkering aren't going to be enough to keep housing afloat, and there won't be any real port in the storm without real economic growth.
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Fed officials stay cautious in shifting market

FOMC minutes reveal careful pace of bond purchases
January 8, 2014
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting paint a promising picture for America’s housing market even though members remain cautious heading into the future.
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The tapering of an era

Fed finally starts to curb QE3
December 18, 2013
The announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday that it would be tapering both Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities by $5 billion each defied conventional wisdom from most analysts.
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Fed tapering begins

FOMC enacts $10B in cuts per month
December 18, 2013
The Federal Open Market Committee announced Wednesday that it will in fact begin tapering both Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) by $5 billion each per month.
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Consenus: MBS tapering unlikely in 2013

Market remains too fragile for tapering, analysts say
December 16, 2013
While the Federal Open Market Committee will release its last meeting minutes for 2013 on Wednesday, the likelihood of tapering remains slim, according to industry experts.
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The most powerful weapon in the Fed arsenal

November 25, 2013
During a nomination hearing with the Senate Banking Committee, Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen evokes the stock market when talking about quantitative easing. Here's why that seemingly minor connection is actually pretty huge.
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