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Items Tagged with 'FHFA'


Home price growth continued to cool in May

CoreLogic: Even higher-end homes showing weakness
July 22, 2014
Home prices rose just 0.4% in May from the previous month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported Tuesday, continuing the rapid cool down in price appreciation in the housing market.
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Judge shoots down FHFA bid to limit discovery, keep docs secret

Judge Sweeney: FHFA cannot evade judicial review
July 21, 2014
A federal court handed Fairholme Funds a huge victory late last week, granting broad access in discovery to FHFA records going back years and reminding the FHFA that it is not above the law.
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FHFA watchdog raises concerns about nonbanks

Explosive growth of nonbank lenders comes with risks to GSEs
July 17, 2014
The increase of nonbank and smaller lenders has its positives and negatives, according to the FHFA-OIG. Nonbanks reduce the concentration of the financial exposure to the GSEs' largest counterparties, but there are credit, operational and reputational risks.
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Trading temporarily halted on MGIC as shares drop more than 12%

Legacy private mortgage insurance take hit on FHFA proposal
July 11, 2014
Trading of MGIC Investment was suspended Friday after MGIC issued a press release during trading hours, even as the stock plunged more than 12%
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FHFA's PMI changes will burden legacy companies but not newer entrants

MGIC, Radian, Genworth hit hardest
July 11, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's proposed revision of private mortgage insurance requirements will be a burden for legacy companies, but not so much for newer PMI industry entrants, a note to clients from Compass Point Trading & Research says.
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Executive Conversations: Richard Izen of Arch MI on PMIERs

Arch Capital becomes a direct provider of mortgage insurance
July 11, 2014
We fully support these important efforts by the GSEs and FHFA to set standards for approved mortgage insurers.
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FHFA seeks to reduce private insurance risk

Calls for input on draft requirements
July 10, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is trying to reduce its credit risk after taking a giant hit from the financial crisis. As a result, it is seeking input on drafting new requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies.
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Here's how HARP misses the mark

5 years later and steady rate declines
July 9, 2014
While HARP is there to help the borrowers that were reliable during the financial crisis, there is one big problem in the program.
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HARP remains set to expire in 2015

Rumors of extensions doused
July 8, 2014
Respite industry speculations, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt did not extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program Tuesday.
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FBR: Make credit available or we won’t see $1 trillion in originations

Weak May and June continue to drag market down
July 8, 2014
Nothing happens in this industry without mortgage originations. They’re the lifeblood of this industry. Without originations, there are no servicing rights available for purchase and there are no securitizations to invest in.
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