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Urban Institute: Selling NPLs to investors works. Here's how to make it better

Four ways to improve sales
Researchers from the Urban Institute are already on the record with their view that more pools of non-performing loans need to be sold to private investors, but a new article posted on the Urban Institute's Urban Wire blog on Housing and Housing Finance suggests that more steps need to be taken to ensure a mutually beneficial result for all parties involved in a non-performing loan sale.
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New York Times: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being 'held captive'

How involved was the white house in 2012 profit sweeps?
On Wednesday the court unsealed documents that proved just how involved the White House was in the Treasury’s decision to sweep the mortgage company’s profits. It seems that the administration may not have ever intended to release the companies back to the private sector.
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Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate about to start rising?

Still at yearly lows...for now
While mortgage rates still sit at the lowest level in 2016, this could start to change. Wednesday's news from the Federal Reserve sent a warning to investors that rate hikes this year are a very likely possibility. So what does the news mean for today's low interest rates?
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There's no consensus on GSE reform, but there is this

Revolution deadline, TBD
After attending a conference with some of the top investors in housing, I’ve come to realize housing is as close to solving GSE reform as it is in solving "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" But amid all the opinions and solutions discussed, there was one session right before I headed back to Dallas that tossed out an opinion I think needs to be mentioned.
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Freddie Mac joins forces with Ellie Mae to streamline the mortgage process

Brings next-level automation to mortgages
Freddie Mac made a huge announcement this morning at Mortgage Bankers Association's Secondary convention in New York City. Freddie Mac unveiled that it is integrating Loan Product Advisor into Ellie Mae's Encompass LOS this summer in conjunction with its rollout of Loan Advisor Suite. Click the headline to get the latest news.
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Freddie Mac posts second NPL sale of 2016

One $135M pool
Freddie Mac announced plans for its second non-performing loan sale of the year. While it’s not nearly as much as the $1.6 billion transaction announced at the start of the year, there’s still $135 million up for grabs.
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