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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates move to 3-month high

Biggest one-week gain this year
Brena Swanson
"Although mortgage rates were up very modestly this week, with mortgage rates at the top end of that narrow range, it is enough to put the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate at a 3-month high," Bankrate said.
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FHFA reps and warrants policies have “significant and unresolved” risks

Watchdog: FHFA’s implementation was rushed and flawed
Ben Lane
In a new report from the FHFA’s Office of the Inspector General, the OIG said that the FHFA mandated a new representation and warranty framework for the GSEs and implemented it “despite significant unresolved operational risks to the Enterprises.” Among those is processes that may not be in place at Fannie Mae until late 2015, for example.
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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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Should mortgage technology and data be universally shared?

Yes, and no
Jacob Gaffney
The sharing of what works seems to be an agreed-upon process. But when it comes to mortgage technology and/or data, there is no clear consensus that advances should be universally shared.
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Freddie Mac: Here's why multifamily growth rules housing

Millennials flock to urban apartments
Brena Swanson
As the single-family building sector struggles to move at all, the multifamily sector is witnessing a strong rebound, fueled by demand from millennial buyers.
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FHFA, HSBC reach $550M settlement over mortgages

Involves private-label mortgage-backed security laws
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a settlement for $550 million with HSBC North America Holdings, related companies and specifically named individuals, resolving claims that it violated private-label mortgage-backed security laws.
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Here’s why mortgage rates won’t hit 2014 expectations

Originally estimated to reach 5%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have continuously defied expectations in 2014. Originally estimated to hit 5% by the end of this year, September's 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.12%.
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Banks hesitant to embrace mortgage solution

Nonbanks to fill in gap?
Brena Swanson
The government released a new proposal for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to start purchasing more low-income refinancings in order to show support for such loans. But there is one problem: banks are unlikely to jump on board with the idea.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to remain low

Edging slightly higher
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates continue to barely move, slightly edging higher for the week ended Sept. 11. Rates remain low, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
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Freddie Mac’s second high-LTV risk-sharing bond prices tight

$33.43 billion deal carries average LTV of 91.6%
Ben Lane
STACR-HQ2 was even larger than Freddie Mac's first high LTV offering, with an unpaid principal balance of $33.43 billion and a weighted average LTV of 91.6%, spread across 147,771 loans. It priced tight compared to the first offering.
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