Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Plus housing metrics, the incredible shrinking GDP, and kicks are for TRIDs

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
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Sen. Warren believes Obama’s trade deal could lead to Dodd-Frank repeals

Fights back against Trans-Pacific Partnership and “fast track” authority
Ben Lane
In an uncharacteristic bit of Democratic Party in-fighting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is loudly fighting back against a massive trade deal being pushed by President Obama because she is worried that one of the trade deal’s provisions could lead to future attacks against the Dodd-Frank Act.
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JPMorgan’s Dimon to Sen. Warren: Hit me with a fine. We can afford it

New afterword from Warren’s book reveals tense exchange
Ben Lane
It’s probably safe to say that of all the elected officials that walk the halls on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn’t Wall Street’s favorite, but a newly released excerpt from Warren’s book “A Fighting Chance,” shows just how tense her interactions with Wall Street’s bigwigs can be.
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Sen. Warren is right: Blacks and Hispanics were targeted by subprime policy

But the villain isn’t who you think
Trey Garrison
Elizabeth Warren says minorities were targeted by subprime. And the funny thing is, she's kinda right.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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Elizabeth Warren chosen for Senate Democratic leadership

Will serve as adviser to Democratic Policy and Communications Committee
Ben Lane
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who has long been at the forefront of Washington’s fight for financial reform, will now serve in an even more prominent position in the Senate.
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Warren calls for GAO investigation of nonbank servicers

Asks GAO to review “unprecedented” growth of nonbank servicers
Ben Lane
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with Congressman Elijah Cummings, sent a letter this week to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, requesting an investigation into the risks posed to consumers by the “unprecedented” growth in nonbank mortgage servicing.
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Lawmakers demand more controls on Fed bailout power

Warren, Vitter, Brown, & others lead charge to change "too big to fail" plans
Ben Lane
In the letter, the lawmakers write that the Fed’s proposed rule under Section 1101 "places no meaningful restrictions on its emergency lending powers, and in a time of crisis, invites the same sort of backdoor bailout we witnessed five years ago."
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Here's where the student debt crisis stands

Pay for college vs. save for a home
Brena Swanson
The student debt crisis is a hot topic right now in Washington D.C. Following President Barack Obama's executive order Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., student debt legislation could also see more movement in coming days.
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CFPB warns student DTI ratio blocks housing recovery

Sen. Warren bill refinances half of fed loans
Brena Swanson
Once again, reports are streaming in about how student debt is ruining the housing recovery. But this time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighed in on one of the biggest factors blocking household formation.
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Compass Point: What’s next for Johnson-Crapo now?

Plus: Expectations for Mel Watt’s first FHFA speech
Trey Garrison
Now that key Democrat senators have withdrawn their support for Johnson-Crapo, what’s next for the Senate GSE reform measure?
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