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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Homebuilder confidence rises in April on spring weather

Navy Federal forecasts jump in housing starts for March
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose significantly. Rose-tinted glasses, or a knowing confidence? We’ll see soon.
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Homebuilder confidence takes a big dip in February

Biggest drop came in the western region
Trey Garrison
Homebuilder confidence dropped in February, and with the West leading the decline with a seven-point drop, it can’t be blamed on the weather. Here’s what happened.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Depressing mortgage lending part of the plan?

The lowdown on mortgage rates going ahead
Trey Garrison
Why are we so surprised that mortgage credit creation is so flat? According to one analyst it was all part of the plan. Here’s what he means, and a whole lot more.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Economic growth needs securitization

Drones, Zillow-Trulia and housing metrics galore
Trey Garrison
Just how critical is securitization to mortgage finance and the economy as a whole? What are the early readings for housing so far in 2015? Read on.
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Homebuilder confidence declines slightly in January

First reading of 2015 pulled down by traffic of prospective buyers
Trey Garrison
Builders remain confident despite a slowdown in traffic from prospective buyers. Here are the details of what construction folks are thinking.
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Builder confidence and housing starts, sales and prices headline the week

Closing the book on 2014 housing with final reports
Trey Garrison
With just a few mortgage-focused earnings coming out this week the emphasis will be on a slate of housing metrics coming from homebuilders, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Census Bureau. Here’s what to expect.
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Homebuilder confidence falls in December

Builders see slip in consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
November was a banner month for homebuilder confidence but now that confidence is eroding. Here's why.
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Housing starts drop 2.8% in October but permits up

Completions slow dramatically from September
Trey Garrison
Privately owned housing starts dropped 2.8% in October to print at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units, which is still 7.8% above the October 2013 rate of 936,000.
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Homebuilder confidence rises in November

Builders see growing consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index.
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Housing affordability slips in third quarter

NAHB: Prices up, interest rates down
Trey Garrison
Firming home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight dip in nationwide housing affordability in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.
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