Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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Credit unions applaud bipartisan reform bill on FHLB membership

Would create parity between banks and credit unions, restrict FHFA limits
Trey Garrison
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions is lauding a bipartisan bill that would grant credit unions parity with banks under Federal Home Loan Bank membership criteria. Here’s what’s cooking.
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Senator Perdue: Rogue CFPB creates new rules and regulations at whim

Introduces bill to rein in “malicious financial policy”
Trey Garrison
A U.S. Senator introduced a bill Tuesday that would greatly rein in the power and budget of the CFPB, an agency he says is more interested in protecting itself than protecting consumers. It pairs with a House bill that would bring the same accountability. Here's what's happening in Congress right now.
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Mortgage industry: Give us a “good-faith” grace period on TRID

Heavy burden of untested TILA-RESPA process worries bankers, housing experts
Trey Garrison
Key figures in the housing industry testified before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Thursday, urging members to support a good-faith grace period for compliance with the massive TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure requirements. Will they get it and will it be enough?
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CFPB Director Cordray corrects “serious misunderstanding” about TRID

Plus, 3 circumstances that would allow for closing delays
Brena Swanson
The Aug. 1, 2015 implementation date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure still stands, as of now. In a speech Tuesday, the director of the CFPB cleared some of the air on TRID misunderstandings, but looking at the fine print, talk of delaying TRID is not off the table. Still, some in Congress disagree, and are trying to do something about it.
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Houses passes Mortgage Choice Act of 2015 by 286-140

Bipartisan bill would reform mortgage regulations
Trey Garrison
A bill to reform mortgage industry regulations was approved by the House of Representatives late Tuesday afternoon by a substantial bipartisan majority. Here's what happened, and what happens next.
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Huge Mortgage Choice Act critic was supporter in August

Maxine Waters stands against bill she urged Senate to pass in 2014 letter
Trey Garrison
The ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee took to the House floor to strongly oppose a measure the mortgage industry says is critical. But the thing is, just nine months ago, she just as strongly wanted it passed. Read on.
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House Committee grills Cordray on QM, mortgage regulations

Republicans still want more accountability, Democrats push back
Trey Garrison
CFPB Director Richard Cordray made his semi-annual appearance before Congress, and it was everything you think it would be. Here's the story.
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Meet the bullies ripping off Realtors

NAR executives testify before Congress on patent troll fight
Ben Lane
Realtors, real estate agents and brokers are fighting a constant battle against people and companies who are trying to rip them off, and they’re not going to take it anymore, executives from the National Association of Realtors told a House subcommittee on Thursday.
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House passes bipartisan regulatory reform bill

Would require more cost-benefit analysis, transparency in regs
Trey Garrison
A bipartisan bill that would shed light on how federal policies affect both businesses and state and local governments passed the House Wednesday. It’s got a clear shot through the Senate but there’s turbulence waiting in the White House. Here’s why.
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Realtors join fight against patent trolls

NAR becomes founding member of patent law reform group
Trey Garrison and Ben Lane
The National Association of Realtors is joining a group that wants to fight what it calls patent trolling. Here’s why they say it's important to fight back.
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