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Items Tagged with 'housing reform'


FHFA Inspector General counters: Here's why nonbanks need prudent regulation

Nonbanks hold $1.4 trillion of $10 trillion market
July 1, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of the Inspector General suggests the FHFA establish a risk management process unique to nonbank special servicers. This is to better oversee how the GSEs control inherent risks in transferring mortgage servicing rights and performing large scale servicing operations.
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MBA CEO: Future of housing held back by sick market

David Stevens says the status quo is not an option
May 19, 2014
The head of the Mortgage Bankers Association returned to a controversial term he used four years ago to describe the state of housing finance. Frustration over action — and inaction — in Washington last week was visible just beneath the surface of the remarks.
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Sen. Johnson: We'll reconvene on GSE reform Thursday

"Give my creation life?"
May 12, 2014
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced Monday afternoon that his committee will reconvene in executive session to consider the Johnson-Crapo GSE reform bill, a move that could revive a bill many observers had thought dead.
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Johnson-Crapo delay is not a big, huge housing reform setback

This is what everyone was expecting
April 29, 2014
Senator Mike Crapo believes reform could have passed committee today — but he thinks a "short delay" will give his colleagues more time to assess the reform. Hopefully, slow and steady will win the race.
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Trulia: 10 most out-of-touch housing markets

The vast divide in conforming loan limits and reality
April 28, 2014
As the whispers of housing reform start to grow into greater fruition, the topic of conforming loan limits is brought up as well. This list of top 10 housing markets with the highest share of for-sale homes above the local loan limits shows just how out of touch limits are.
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5 things you must read Monday

Get a jump on the week
April 25, 2014
There are some key pieces you may have missed. Here are the most important five.
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3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

Tidbits from SourceMedia Mortgage Servicing conference
April 23, 2014
So far, the conference has been popular, with early panels well attended. Here are three takeaways from those panels and the opening remarks from John Dalton, president of the Housing Policy Council.
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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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