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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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Zandi: Foreclosure crisis biggest threat to full U.S. employment

May 9, 2012
The most immediate domestic threat to reaching full national employment is the continuing foreclosure crisis and the possibility that house prices will sink further, says Mark...
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