Speaking at a conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care in Chicago, Bernanke said that the market is so tight right now that he was unable to refinance his own home loan recently.
After mortgage banker costs skyrocketed the past 6 quarters, well out of the realm of profitability, the latest Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report from the Mortgage Bankers Association reports the landscape shifted from losing money to making money, as costs came more under control.
"Even if truly rehabilitating the GSEs were possible, recapitalizing them adequately would take at least twenty years,” Treasury Under Secretary Mary Miller said. “During these 20 years, the taxpayer would remain at risk of having to bailout the GSEs during another downturn."
The bill is just the latest in a line of legislation to fall victim to the warring parties in Congress. Republicans accused Warren and the Democrats of playing politics by putting the bill forward, knowing that it had little chance to pass.
"If you look at what we do, fundamentally, MERS is the mortgagee on behalf of the investor and its assigns, it’s not a whole lot more complicated than that. And that role as an agent is well rooted in the laws of this country. So when you get down to it, and when we get challenged, we typically prevail. We simply take away all the clutter and present what we do, and what the laws actually say, and we get there," MERS CEO Beckmann said in an exclusive profile only in HousingWire magazine..
The CFPB is currently paying close attention to the individuals/small players, as well as the larger institutional mortgage companies. With respect to the small players, the CFPB is looking at the loan officer, real estate agent and developer. A common violation that these smaller firms or individuals commit, in addition to possible violations resulting from social media posts, stems from agreements among themselves. Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject. Read More