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KBRA: Connection between rates, mortgage lending seems broken

Signs still positive for housing, home prices
Trey Garrison
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency is swimming against the current as of Monday. Despite the widespread bad news that kicked off 2015, the company is optimistic. Here's why.
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Does the housing finance industry have a short memory?

Congressional Republicans, securitizers nod in agreement
Trey Garrison
Some people on both the government side and the investment side are starting to wonder whether housing finance is heading down a path that takes it back to 2006. Here's what they're saying.
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GAO: Rampant misconduct among senior HUD officials ran deep

House subcommittee hears evidence of violations, cover-up attempts
Trey Garrison
There have been serious violations of ethical, lobbying and hiring violations at the Department of Housing & Urban Development, and senior HUD officials have been involved in efforts to cover it up. Here’s what investigators have to say.
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What would it take for the financial press to admit housing has stalled?

An open letter to one of the hardest working web business writers
Trey Garrison
The current theory: Housing won’t stall if we don’t admit there’s a problem, and that the problem does not goes a lot deeper and is more systemic than a little weakness here or there. Well, that needs to change.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Housing walks a tightrope

Housing 2014: Finance challenges, pricey houses, mixed gov't messages
Trey Garrison
The rest of 2014 is going to be a challenge for homebuyers, for housing finance, for real estate agents and for housing regulators, thanks largely to the first half of 2014. It's a thin line housing has to walk to come out of this on top, and Washington isn't helping.
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Morningstar updates its assessment of American Homes 4 Rent offering

Solid review for AMH’s 2014-SFR1
Trey Garrison
Morningstar Credit Ratings has reviewed early performance data for American Homes 4 Rent 2014-SFR1 and updated its assessment.
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Former Fannie Mae exec: Mel Watt needs to take charge of GSE reform

Offers own 5-point plan for housing finance reform
Ben Lane
On the eve of Watt’s first opportunity to speak about GSE reform, a former Fannie executive is calling on Watt to use his authority as FHFA director to improve access to housing immediately.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Fannie, Freddie exit bill finally arrives

Plus, what will Yellen do?
Jacob Gaffney
Everything you need to know about the Johnson-Crapo bill. Also, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could have a trick up her sleeve for this week's FOMC meeting. Plus, what's the real reason the stock market tanked last week?
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Find out why the Tax Reform Act of 2014 could cost beaucoup bucks

Housing, finance industry groups lead revolt against proposal
Trey Garrison
The Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee wants to reform the tax code, but his initial slate of ideas has people in the housing finance industry up in arms.
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What does Mel Watt mean for housing finance in 2014?

HousingWire wants to hear from you!
HousingWire Staff
Mel Watt (D-NC) is set to take the helm as the next official director at the Federal Housing Finance Administration. We want to hear from you: what does a Mel Watt-led FHFA mean for U.S. housing finance, in 2014 and beyond?
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