Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Competition among two is still competition

MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015

Predicts unemployment at 5.4% by end of next year

Fitch: Two-year run of home price growth is over

“Several markets are still overvalued”
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Is mortgage credit loosening or not?

Myth or reality, the debate continues
Trey Garrison
James Frischling, president of NewOak, weighed in Monday in a note to clients, and he says it’s too tight.
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SCOTUS agrees to hear challenge to disparate impact in housing

Decision in Texas housing case could rock housing, mortgage financing
Trey Garrison
For the third time, the U.S. Supreme Court has assented to hear a case that could overturn the Obama administration’s heavy-handed use of a theory that says even if there’s no evidence of discrimination in housing, unequal outcomes prove there’s discrimination.
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Could the post office get into the mortgage business?

It’s not as crazy as you might think
Ben Lane

For consumers, having a little more choice in banking wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. We’ve certainly seen what banks can do when left to their own devices. But on the other hand, it’s not like the post office is a bastion of economic excellence either.


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ABA, SunTrust launch new mortgage program

Expands banker’s ability to serve clients
Brena Swanson
A new solution through the American Bankers Association gives bankers an extra lifeline to help support their clients by allowing bankers to sell mortgage loans to SunTrust as a correspondent lender.
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5 ways the Volcker rule will destroy job creation

Compliance nightmare blocks capital for the engine of job creation
Trey Garrison
The Volcker Rule's labyrinth of rules and pointless regulations will turn off the tap of credit and capital to start-ups and small businesses — the source of most job creation — at a time when job creation is needed most and hits community banks good and hard.
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Congress mulls rules to open secondary markets to smaller lenders

Critics worry solution won't be structured to ensure equitable access
Christina Mlynski
As regulators consider both transitional and end state housing reforms, panelists argued that the future market needs to provide direct access for small lenders who can take on requisite responsibilities.
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Housing experts sound alarm on debt ceiling deadline

A default could reverse housing industry gains
Christina Mlynski
A failure to raise the debt ceiling could have a detrimental effect on the slow, yet steady housing recovery, financial experts warn.
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ABA endorses Freddie Mac to better assist members

HousingWire Staff
The American Bankers Association endorsed Freddie Mac this week to provide its ABA members with exclusive benefits by assisting them in their mortgage lending activities and giving members access to a special set of secondary market advantages.
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ABA endorses SunTrust Mortgage correspondent lending products

Brena Swanson
The American Bankers Association has endorsed SunTrust Mortgage as a seller of mortgages on advantaged terms to ABA members, giving all of the qualified ABA members access to an array of SunTrust products.
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Systemic Regulator Talks Get Bankers Talking

Diana Golobay
As the discussions around toxic loans held on banks' balance sheets and their appropriate buyers escalates this week, another hot button issue -- the regulation of the banks themselves -- prompted at least one industry group to speak up on behalf of banks.
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