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FHFA Director Watt goes before House committee Tuesday

Faces grilling on FHA premiums, Fannie, Freddie
Trey Garrison
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt will appear Tuesday morning before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on sustainable housing finance. Here's what's waiting for him in the arena.
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GSE risk-sharing deals near half-trillion-dollar market

Fannie, Freddie quadrupled issuance in 2014
Ben Lane
According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more than quadrupled their issuance of risk-sharing deals in 2014, rising from three risk-sharing deals in 2013 with a total reference pool of $84.7 billion, to 11 total deals with a total reference pool of $369.7 billion in 2014.
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Here are the FHFA 2015 scorecard guidelines for the GSEs

Outlines priorities for Common Securitization Solutions
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2015 housing scorecard outlining specific priorities for the GSEs. Most notably, it includes the guidelines for their latest joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions.
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Trade groups balk at FHFA attempt to redefine Home Loan Bank membership

NAFCU urges withdrawal of proposed rule
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s comment period for its proposed rule on the Federal Home Loan Bank officially ends Monday. And it appears the comments were not very positive.
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Fannie, Freddie net income up 20%

MBS settlements drive $1 billion increase
Ben Lane
The net income brought in by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rose 20% in the third quarter. The reason? MBS settlements.
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FHFA: Mortgage interest rates fall in November

Sink to 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage interest rates dropped across the board in November, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s latest mortgage report.
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Wells Fargo’s 7 housing predictions for 2015

What do the next 12 months hold for lending and securitizations?
Ben Lane
According to analysts from Wells Fargo, 2015 is going to be a year of change for housing, but the changes won’t be as seismic as you might think. Here are Wells Fargo’s seven predictions for housing in the next year.
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FHFA approves Federal Home Loan Bank merger

FHLB Des Moines, FHLB Seattle one step closer to merging
Ben Lane
The merger of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle is now one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Federal Housing Finance Agency has approved the merger. Next up is a vote by each bank's members.
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FHFA issues warning on “super priority” liens

Threatens legal action if GSE mortgages are superseded
Ben Lane
The FHFA has issued a warning and threatened litigation against homeowners, financial institutions and state authorities, citing its concern with super-priority liens created by either energy retrofit programs or homeowner association priority status.
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Fannie and Freddie officially approve 3% down payment mortgages

Key differences between both GSEs secondary products
Brena Swanson
It's here. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac officially unveiled each of their 97% loan-to-value offerings for mortgages they securitize. And while both are working to expand the credit box for first-time homebuyers, there are key differences between what each one requires.
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