Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

America’s lost decade; FHA fees drag; Mortgage lending, RMBS slow to a crawl

Here’s why the FHFA is not a fan of principal reduction

Who's going to pay for that?

Before you judge Dodd-Frank...

Urban Institute: "Can we really calculate the cost?"

Items Tagged with 'Mark Zandi'


ADP June employment increase beats expectations

Employment hits 281,000
July 2, 2014
"The job market is steadily improving. Job gains are broad based across all industries and company sizes. Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum,” Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said.
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Zandi: Mortgage credit is anecdotally easing

Bringing back private capital will be a delicate balancing act
October 7, 2013
ABS East panelist: Pulling the government back prematurely will not reduce market share, it will reduce the market. "You'll end up with a market where you'll have to put 30% down."
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Full-blown housing recovery remains an illusory goal

Average FICO score sits 50-pts above pre-crisis levels
September 30, 2013
A full-blown housing recovery could push the nation closer to full employment, but a confluence of factors have made this an illusory goal, researchers claim in a new report from Moody’s Analytics and the Urban Institute.
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Housing finance reform remains a hurdle for Capitol Hill

Zandi: Since GSE takeover nothing meaningful has changed
September 12, 2013
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held an open hearing Thursday to push forward with housing finance reform. The only problem is while most lawmakers know it's needed, a comprehensive, linear and widely accepted solution has yet to gain major traction in Congress.
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US payrolls grow by 176,000 jobs

September 5, 2013
Private sector payrolls grew by 176,000 jobs from July to August, down slightly from July when roughly 198,000 positions were added.
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Shadow inventory decline begins to accelerate

Linked to drop in 90 days+ past due loans
August 23, 2013
With its largest quarter-over-quarter drop since the credit crisis began, shadow inventory fell from 3.28 million loans in the first quarter of 2013 to 2.99 million in the second quarter, a 35% drop on an annualized basis.
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Here's where Mark Zandi stands on principal reductions today

April 17, 2013
Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, is a rumored candidate to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Sitting FHFA director Ed DeMarco has been at the center...
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Wanna be on the FHFA director replacement list? Take a number

April 15, 2013
The guessing game of who will succeed current acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Ed DeMarco continues.The next victim of the rumor mill is...
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House panel concerned premium capture rule could raise mortgage costs

July 10, 2012
A House subcommittee heard renewed concerns Tuesday over a rule forcing mortgage bond securitizers to set aside even more in a cash reserve account than the...
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Senate Republicans may be on board with more HARP expansions

May 24, 2012
Senate Republicans are considering some Democrat proposals to expand refinancing to even more Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers.The Federal Housing Finance Agency expanded HARP last...
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