FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'Corker-Warner'


Stegman: White House will not consider recap and release of GSEs

“Comprehensive housing finance reform is the only way forward”
The White House’s senior policy advisor for housing says that there’s no way the administration will support any form of recapitalization and release from conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that only comprehensive housing policy reform is acceptable.
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The top 10 critical issues facing GSE reform

Urban Institute: Reform in limbo
Almost six years into conservatorship and barely any progress has been made to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or create a new housing system. But before reform can even happen, the Urban Institute said these 10 design issues need to be addressed.
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Here's the reaction to the latest Fannie, Freddie reform proposal

Waters' plan joins three others already in consideration
With the release of GSE reform legislation from Representative Maxine Waters, there are now four different proposals to wind down Fannie and Freddie and create a new mortgage market structure in the U.S. But have we reached the saturation point of GSE reform proposals?
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3 dangers housing finance faces in 2014

Ambiguous, complex, and inconsistent enforcment ahead
When a law's effect is determined by how it is enforced, and when there's a new model of regulation by people who don't understand what they're regulating — that's not a good place to be.
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Corker-Warner bill likely to be scrubbed

Current first-loss position for private capital viewed as too high
Three U.S. Senators remain doubtful that Rep. Mel Watt will be named FHFA Director this year. They're equally inclined to think the Corker-Warner GSE Reform Bill is due for a scrubbing, with a push in Congress to reduce the 10% threshold for private capital first-risk.
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