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Has the credit restriction pendulum swung too far?

BPC Summit: Balance has to be struck and right now it’s off kilter
Trey Garrison
Current rules and practices regarding credit boxes for both underserved and middle class borrowers have to be reformed, according to several of the leading voices speaking at the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission’s regional forum.
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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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Did we forget Fannie and Freddie are mortgage bond dealers?

GSE reform needs to consider mortgage finance more
Jacob Gaffney
GSE reform needs to consider the mortgage bond market first. Yes, the government-sponsored enterprises became used as tools of housing policy, but let's not confuse that with mortgage finance.
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2 Senators, 1 plan to completely reform housing finance?

Bipartisan strategy to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Jacob Gaffney
Last fall, the Senate Banking Committee hosted an in-depth series of hearings exploring essential elements necessary for reform. This 10-point plan is the result and legislation will soon be introduced.
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