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Items Tagged with 'housing reform'


7 problems NAFCU, CUNA and ICBA have with Johnson-Crapo

Trade coalition says GSE reform favors big lenders
April 14, 2014
Three financial trade associations have issued a joint letter protesting the direction in housing finance reform as biased in favor of large lenders, and they list seven specific concerns they have about Johnson-Crapo.
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Is the CFPB really swamped with mortgage complaints?

Not every consumer is a victim, not every complaint is worthy
April 1, 2014
If an incredibly complex and wide-ranging industry like housing sees just one-tenth of 1% of its customers end up complaining — and 80% of those complaints are closed with just a single explanation or none at all — does that mean that the mortgage industry is disproportionately mismanaged?
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
March 28, 2014
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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Waters: It’s time to end Fannie and Freddie

9 major changes to housing finance proposed
March 27, 2014
Water's legislative proposal, known as the Housing Opportunities Move the Economy (HOME) Forward Act of 2014, would wind down Fannie and Freddie within five years and establish the Mortgage Securities Cooperative.
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What does GSE reform mean for the housing recovery?

The side effects of reform
March 17, 2014
The new U.S. Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may in fact deal an unintended blow to the current housing recovery.
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2 Senators, 1 plan to completely reform housing finance?

Bipartisan strategy to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
March 11, 2014
Last fall, the Senate Banking Committee hosted an in-depth series of hearings exploring essential elements necessary for reform. This 10-point plan is the result and legislation will soon be introduced.
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Immigration reform could spur housing recovery

Could grow residential construction spending by $68 billion per year
December 10, 2013
By evaluating immigration reform, America could accelerate the current housing recovery by dramatically increasing demand for housing units, in addition to spurring the overall economic recovery, a study from the Bipartisan Policy Center claims.
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GSE reform captures political attention

Mid-term election cycle brings housing reform into focus
November 13, 2013
As Capitol Hill enters the mid-term election year, policymakers are scrambling to be the first to propose and pass legislation for housing reform to get one up on the competition.
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Alliance calls for immediate housing reform

Access to affordable home loans remains a top goal
November 12, 2013
The principal goals for a new housing finance system could be restructured and achieved through administrative actions — leaving the opportunity for immediate reform without legislative action.
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Congress mulls rules to open secondary markets to smaller lenders

Critics worry solution won't be structured to ensure equitable access
November 5, 2013
As regulators consider both transitional and end state housing reforms, panelists argued that the future market needs to provide direct access for small lenders who can take on requisite responsibilities.
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