FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’

Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults

Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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The Zillow-Trulia integration just took a giant step forward

Sharing of rental data provides a preview of Zillow Group future
Ben Lane
Ever since the merger of Zillow and Trulia was first announced, industry observers have wondered how Zillow and Trulia would integrate their operations. Will Zillow listings be shown on Trulia and vice versa? Well, anyone who was wondering how the creation of the Zillow Group would impact the two sites is about to get a big preview of the future.
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Room to boom

Single family rentals take the next step
Amy Macintosh
Traditionally, single-family rentals has been a stable, albeit fragmented part of the U.S. housing market, primarily led by small-to-mid-size local operators. But the success of the institutional investor over recent months has opened the capital markets door to small-to-mid-size players.
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Getting ready for multi-borrower, single-family rental securities

This is the next step in an expanding market
Brent Taggart
The real excitement at ABS East wasn’t about single-investor deals, like the ones we’ve seen, but about the potential for multi-borrower deals. Here's why it's so exciting for the market.
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Remind me again what the "R" in "RMBS" stands for

Maybe it should be "rental"
Mark Fleming
The homeownership rate has fallen recently and all the panelists agreed that it seemed unlikely to return to its prior peak any time soon. The only question is: over time will the "R" in RMBS stand for Rental instead of Residential?
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Renters now better at paying their bills

Continue to witness improvement in credit risk
Brena Swanson
Renters continue to witness improvement in their credit risk, giving them more opportunities to receive better rental terms. And the improvement even helps property managers.
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2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

$1 trillion market? Not even close.
Laurie Goodman
As home prices are bid up, smaller investors, who can do their own property management and thereby lower their total property management costs, will remain interested. But these securitizations based on loans to small investors face two challenges.
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SFR so good

The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
Rick Sharga
Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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Obama administration reveals plan to jump-start housing

Extends HAMP to 2016, announces measures to attract private capital
Ben Lane
Citing the lack of private capital in the market, the dearth of affordable rental options and the abundance of Americans who are facing foreclosure or are underwater on their mortgages, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced three new plans to boost housing in the U.S.
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We need to face the looming rental crisis right now

Closing the affordable rental gap should be a top policy priority
Pamela Hughes Patenaude
The homeownership rate has dropped to the lowest point in 19 years, as families continue to reel from the collapse of the housing market. Looking ahead, tougher underwriting standards and new regulatory requirements are likely to put homeownership out of reach for many and make rental housing the only option.
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S&P: 3 reasons REO-to-rental bonds are not triple-A

Disagrees with Moody's, Kroll, Morningstar
Jacob Gaffney
"Our primary reservations regarding the sector… revolve around the industry's operational infancy, historical performance, the current business model's ability to withstand extreme economic conditions," the company said in a statement.
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