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FHFA: Refinance volume drops in January

HARP volume makes up 7% of applications
Brena Swanson
Refinance volume dropped in January despite mortgage rates continuing to drop from the highs witnessed in late 2013. Will HARP see any revitalization?
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Is housing weakness just a seasonal blip?

Analysts lean towards optimistic view
Trey Garrison
Tuesday morning’s mixed news on housing sales and home prices in January and February may come down to an issue of inventory. But is it really?
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FHFA: House price growth stalls out in January

Strongest gains on the West Coast
Trey Garrison
New home sales may be up, but home-price growth was flat in January, possibly reflecting the collapse of existing home sales that month, but also because the government-backed mortgages don't include what happened with jumbos. Here's what happened.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Don’t fight Mother Nature or the Fed

The markets react to Federal Reserve, plus home sales, prices and more
Trey Garrison
Whether you’re talking the mortgage investment side with agency and non-agency mortgage bonds, or the housing side with mortgage lending and home sales – it’s like everything is frozen and you want to hold, rather than let it go.
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Risky housing policies and the slowly inflating bubble

Under-employed and shrinking work force big factors
Lynn Effinger
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
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Housing groups: G-fees aren't for unrelated federal spending

MBA, others join bipartisan push led by Senators Crapo and Warner
Ben Lane
The fight against the federal government’s practice of using funds raised from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees to cover federal spending just got a loud vote of confidence from the housing industry's largest groups.
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FHFA watchdog: Another Freddie, Fannie bailout could happen

Continued profitability for GSEs “no longer assured”
Trey Garrison
In what will surely reignite debate on whether to recapitalize or reform the GSEs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s inspector general says that the good times for Freddie and Fannie may not last, and they may not stay profitable.
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Senators fight back against using Fannie, Freddie fees to cover federal spending

Bipartisan group led by Senators Crapo and Warner launch G-fee fight
Ben Lane
A bipartisan group of Senators, led by two of Capitol Hill’s loudest voices on housing reform, is fighting back against a “budgetary gimmick” that allows the federal government to use funds raised from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees to cover federal spending.
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Nomura is first to fight FHFA toxic mortgage lawsuit in court

Trial set to begin Monday
Ben Lane
Nomura Holdings is about go where no big bank, not Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, or Bank of America, has gone before — to a courtroom to face off against the Federal Housing Finance Agency to fight a toxic mortgage lawsuit.
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Average mortgage loan size outpaces home prices

MBA: Strength in market remains at high end
Trey Garrison
The increase in average loan sizes for purchase mortgage applications has outpaced the recovery in house prices. Here’s what it means.
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