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HUD moves to officially revise FHA lien pecking order

Obama administration moves to curb super priority liens
Echoing similar calls late last year from the Federal Housing Finance Agency to preserve the first-lien status of loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that it intends to prioritize liens created by the Federal Housing Administration. So which loans are now subordinate?
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FHFA: Fannie, Freddie risk-sharing bonds are here to stay

And plenty more are coming too
It looks like the credit risk-sharing bonds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, according to a new report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the three-year-old risk-sharing program, which is designed to help alleviate some of the financial risk for the taxpayers and attract private capital back into the market, is going to expand and improve on its current structure.
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Rick Perry: Clinton policies caused housing crisis

Warns another crash is coming; advocates ending Fannie, Freddie
In a speech last week in New York, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry positioned himself, surprisingly, as a populist ready to take on Wall Street, laid the blame of the housing crisis on the “destructive homeownership policies” of the Clinton administration, and warned that the next crisis is coming.
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Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Rep. Ed Royce-sponsored bill now has bipartisan support

A bill that would eliminate the proposed $3 million pay raises for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is now one step closer to becoming law, as the bill advanced past the markup stage and is now set for a full vote of the House Financial Services Committee with bipartisan support in tow.


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Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Higher credit scores, additional documentation most common
Despite pushes from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Federal Housing Administration, lenders are still applying additional credit overlays to loans delivered to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a new survey of lenders showed. Here are all the details.
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