6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

A candid look from the perspective of 2 recovering regulators

First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high

NASDAQ to delist Home Loan Servicing Solutions

Next shoe in New Residential deal drops
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First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high
Trey Garrison
Agency loans for first-time buyers are as risky as they’ve been since the AEI started tracking mortgage risk. With pressure on to loosen credit standards even more, are you worried?
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Fannie, Freddie: Simplifying loss mitigation is a 2015 priority

Both continue efforts to resolve serious delinquencies
Trey Garrison
Simplification and streamlining – those are the watchwords as Fannie and Freddie move forward in 2015 in terms of mortgage servicing. And not surprisingly, the two enterprises' plans are not too different.
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Fannie Mae: Lenders expect boost from GSE 97% LTV products

Plus additional benefit from FHA mortgage premium insurance cut
Trey Garrison
The latest lender sentiment survey from Fannie Mae shows that mortgage lenders expect they will get a boost in business from changes at the GSEs and at FHA. Here’s what they think.
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Mortgage rates decline again, hover at 2015 lows

Purchase applications up on low rate news
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates moved down slightly this week and remained near their 2015 lows as the spring homebuying season continues. Here’s how it breaks out.
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Fitch: GSE non-performing loan sales will help banks too

Fannie and Freddie sales could spur NPL market
Ben Lane
The recent push by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offload pools of non-performing loans could help more than just the GSEs, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The non-performing loan market could be poised for a surge.
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Market demand causes Freddie Mac to upsize first actual loss STACR deal

STACR Series 2015-DNA1 increased from $720 million to $1.01 billion
Ben Lane
Citing market demand, Freddie Mac increased the size of its latest Structured Agency Credit Risk series offering, which gives investors the opportunity to secure actual loss positions for the first time. Here are the details.
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Bombshell: Treasury now claims Fannie, Freddie bailout wasn’t loan

Calls sweep recovery for “investment”; Dodges questions on privilege
Trey Garrison
In a letter that’s going to raise more questions than it answers, the Treasury Department replied to an interrogatory from a U.S. Senator on its “third amendment sweep” of profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Freddie Mac targets smaller investors with new non-performing loan sales

New program features smaller pools and longer marketing timelines
Ben Lane
Freddie Mac announced a new program for auctioning off pools of deeply delinquent non-performing loans from its mortgage investment portfolio. The new program will target smaller investors by making smaller pools of non-performing loans available.
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Housing advocates say FHFA g-fee adjustment not enough

NCRC: A step in the right direction, but more needed
Trey Garrison
A housing advocacy group says that the adjustments the FHFA is making to the fees it charges lenders on loans guaranteed by the GSEs doesn't go nearly far enough.
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Is this any way to run a mortgage market?

Here's the right solution
Paulina McGrath
In spite of their Achilles heel status in the U.S. housing market, the GSEs have been intentionally left vulnerable to the slightest hiccup in either the market or their financial performance and/or the most insignificant miscalculation in their hedging strategy.
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