Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst

In California, a reversal of foreclosure fortunes

Lenders adapt to the homeowner bill of rights

Remember Ellie Mae’s cyber attack? It didn’t happen

No evidence of malicious attack found

Items Tagged with 'Freddie Mac'


When will Watt share his GSE plans?

FHFA director still silent
April 14, 2014
As discussions on Capitol Hill have intensified with multiple proposals for GSE reform coming from both sides of the aisle, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s voice will carry a significant amount of weight, provided that he actually uses it.
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WSJ: Johnson-Crapo isn't a cure, it's the illness 2.0

Board favors PATH Act instead of blowing more bubbles
April 14, 2014
There are better ways to kill Fannie and Freddie, the WSJ board says. One of them is the PATH Act.
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Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
April 11, 2014
“We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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These 3 Freddie Mac facts prove housing will get better

Chill, the winter is over
April 10, 2014
Nothaft writes, "as we move to a purchase market, how does the overall housing market stack up? Housing is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession began and hit bottom in 2009," he said.
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Mortgage rates drop in time for spring homebuying

Freddie Mac: Rates ease a bit
April 10, 2014
As the market heads into the spring homebuying season, mortgage rates moved down slightly, erasing the increases seen over the past two weeks.
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Investors Unite to Johnson-Crapo: You shall not pass!

Dispossessed GSE investors want restitution before reform
April 9, 2014
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, CapWealth Advisor CEO Tim Pagliara and dozens of GSE shareholders from 20 states want GSE reform that guarantees shareholder rights, and reject Johnson-Crapo as unacceptable.
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FHFA reaches settlement with City of Chicago over vacant property lawsuit

Settlement ends legal battle that began in 2011
April 8, 2014
The FHFA claimed that provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 superseded the city’s vacant and abandoned building ordinance and sued in federal court.
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Freddie Mac selects Clear Capital for appraisal technology

ClearQC integrates with UCDP
April 7, 2014
Freddie Mac selected Clear Capital to power its collateral review of appraisals submitted through the Uniform Collateral Data Portal and to provide the company with in-depth feedback regarding the quality and accuracy of the appraisals.
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Fannie and Freddie’s redeeming quality: Multifamily lending

April 7, 2014
While the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac products suffered during the financial crisis, one part managed to squeeze through barely scathed: the apartment-lending units.
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Wall Street getting hungrier for private-label MBS?

Fed credit officer survey says yes
April 4, 2014
Wall Street is getting hungrier for private-label mortgage-backed securities, if the Federal Reserve’s quarterly survey of senior credit officers is accurate.
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