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Urban Institute: Suspending the FHA mortgage insurance premium cut is a good idea

3 ways the cut impacts the mortgage market
Taking the suspension one step further, the Urban Institute posted a blog on the recent HUD announcement, stating that not only is the suspension a good idea but it should be stopped until the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund can build up more money. Unlike those who are arguing that suspending the cut is leaving thousands of borrowers on the sidelines, the blog says, overall, it’s not the best option.
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MGIC 4Q net income jumps to $107.5 million

Expects slightly tougher year in 2017
MGIC recorded a strong fourth quarter, posting net income of $107.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, which beat estimates by $0.06. However, Patrick Sinks, CEO of MTG and its primary subsidiary MGIC, explained that while the company achieved strong financial result in 2016, 2017 is not forecasted to go as well.
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Ben Carson pledges to "really examine" latest FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

Confirms that Trump team was not consulted on Obama administration’s decision
Earlier this week, Julián Castro, the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told reporters that he does not expect the incoming Trump administration to repeal HUD’s decision to cut Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums. On Thursday, Ben Carson, President-elect Trump's choice to lead HUD, said the the incoming administration plans to "really examine" the Obama administration's decision before determining a course of action.
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FHA cuts mortgage insurance premiums again

"Most new mortgages" will see cut of 25 basis points in annual premiums
When the FHA announced late last year that its flagship fund, the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, grew for the fourth straight year, it led many to question whether we would see a cut to mortgage insurance premiums again. Now we have an answer.
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Done deal: AIG finalizes sale of United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group

Initial reports placed sale price at $3.4 billion
American International Group officially closed the sale of its mortgage-guaranty unit United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group on Dec. 31, 2016, the companies announced Tuesday morning. Initial reports of the deal placed the sale price of United Guaranty at approximately $3.4 billion, but the companies did not disclose a final sale price.
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Strong FHA annual report stirs up calls for mortgage insurance premium cut

Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund grows for 4th straight year
Ed Golding, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s principal deputy assistant secretary for housing, said Tuesday that the Federal Housing Administration is not considering cutting its mortgage insurance premiums, despite the FHA’s flagship fund showing growth for the fourth year in a row. But is the FHA’s current plan misguided? Several organizations think so.
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FHA single-family business explodes; No premium cut coming

Actuarial report shows MMI fund at 2.32%, up from 2.07% in 2015
The Federal Housing Administration announced Tuesday that its flagship fund, the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, grew in fiscal 2016, marking the MMI Fund’s fourth straight year of growth, but that doesn’t mean that an additional cut to the FHA’s mortgage insurance premiums is coming.
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Radian, Arch MI 3Q results are in and they look good

Volume hits new record
Results for the third quarter of 2016 continue to pour in for the mortgage industry. The latest on the ticket are mortgage insurance companies Arch MI and Radian. The results from both company share a common theme: the mortgage insurance business is booming.
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China Oceanwide buying Genworth Financial for $2.7 billion

Company plans to "strengthen" mortgage insurance business
Private mortgage insurance is booming right now, and one of China’s largest companies wants in. China Oceanwide Holdings Group announced Monday that it plans to buy Genworth Financial, one of the U.S.’s largest mortgage insurers, for $2.7 billion. Here's more on the deal and why the companies feel it's a win for both parties.
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Executive Conversation: Justin Vedder on certified loans

Altisource addresses manufacturing risk on the front end with CastleLine Certified Loans
There is a lot of value in looking at the manufacturing risk upfront, particularly because it can significantly decrease the likelihood of future loss. Most investors price credit risk, so the certification process allows the investor community to get back to managing credit risk rather than focusing on manufacturing risk.
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