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FHFA director faces criticism from former allies

Housing advocates want more change
Brena Swanson
While they were the original supporters of his appointment, housing advocates are now frustrated with the lack of changes to housing policy since Mel Watt took over.
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OIG: FHFA can mitigate GSE risks from servicing, selling guidelines

GSEs don’t require independent assurance on counterparties
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Finance Agency can further mitigate the risks posed by Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s reliance on their counterparties’ information on origination and servicing compliance.
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It's official: Home loan banks enter merger agreement

Seattle and Des Moines to join forces
Brena Swanson
“Given the fundamental changes that have occurred in the financial system since the creation of the Federal Home Loan Banks, FHFA views the merger agreement approved by the boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines positively,” FHFA Director Mel Watt said.
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Fannie Mae COO to step down

Plans to leave first half of 2015
Brena Swanson
Fannie Mae chief operating officer Terence Edwards plans to leave the company in the first half of next year, with some of his responsibilities already being transferred over.
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Home prices come in below analyst expectations at a mere 0.1% growth

July’s disappointing numbers come on the heels of a downward June revision
Trey Garrison
House prices in July came in at just 0.1% up from the June printing, well below analyst expectation of 0.5% and continuing the slowdown in the second half of 2014. Here's how and why.
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Single GSE bond is coming, but when?

FHFA, GSEs provide update at ABS East
Ben Lane
“The CSP is a very important goal of the enterprises,” FHFA Senior Associate Director Robert Fishman said. “We have made real progress on the software build, but development will continue for quite a while. This is not a done deal.”
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Judge deals major blow to investors in GSE lawsuit

Fed mortgage stability monitoring nothing more than a myth?
Trey Garrison
Is the case against Treasury crippled? Is the idea of the Fed maintaining mortgage market stability a unicorn? What happens when 3,500 structured finance professionals get together in Miami for three days? Read on and find out.
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FHFA reps and warrants policies have “significant and unresolved” risks

Watchdog: FHFA’s implementation was rushed and flawed
Ben Lane
In a new report from the FHFA’s Office of the Inspector General, the OIG said that the FHFA mandated a new representation and warranty framework for the GSEs and implemented it “despite significant unresolved operational risks to the Enterprises.” Among those is processes that may not be in place at Fannie Mae until late 2015, for example.
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FHFA, HSBC reach $550M settlement over mortgages

Involves private-label mortgage-backed security laws
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a settlement for $550 million with HSBC North America Holdings, related companies and specifically named individuals, resolving claims that it violated private-label mortgage-backed security laws.
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Banks hesitant to embrace mortgage solution

Nonbanks to fill in gap?
Brena Swanson
The government released a new proposal for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to start purchasing more low-income refinancings in order to show support for such loans. But there is one problem: banks are unlikely to jump on board with the idea.
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