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FHFA house price index nearly flat for February

But annual gain comes in at 5.4%
Trey Garrison
House price gains weren't strong on a monthly basis, and one of the biggest declines came in the South, so it’s unlikely weather played a part. But the annual gain was 5.7%.
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Freddie Mac targets smaller investors with new non-performing loan sales

New program features smaller pools and longer marketing timelines
Ben Lane
Freddie Mac announced a new program for auctioning off pools of deeply delinquent non-performing loans from its mortgage investment portfolio. The new program will target smaller investors by making smaller pools of non-performing loans available.
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Housing advocates say FHFA g-fee adjustment not enough

NCRC: A step in the right direction, but more needed
Trey Garrison
A housing advocacy group says that the adjustments the FHFA is making to the fees it charges lenders on loans guaranteed by the GSEs doesn't go nearly far enough.
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Private mortgage insurers see gains as FHFA PMIERS, g-fee changes sink in

MGIC, RDN big gainers in Monday trading
Trey Garrison
Mortgage insurers took a hit late last week after the FHFA announced its PMIERS and g-fee adjustments. Now that the Street has absorbed the changes, a couple are big gainers. Here's what's happening now.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: FHFA g-fee, PMI shift too much or too little?

Clouds on housing finance horizon; Zillow/Move fight gets personal
Trey Garrison
Things are looking rough for housing with a sluggish start to the spring buying season, and that trickles all the way up to the outlook for agency MBS. Plus, Move takes off the gloves in its ads, and the industry reacts to recent FHFA moves. Read on.
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FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is leaving g-fees largely alone but it is revising requirements for private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans either owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Here's the rundown.
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Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults
Ben Lane
A consortium of housing advocacy groups is calling on the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate “pro-foreclosure campaigns,” which the groups say are being perpetrated by “Wall Street giants including the largest hedge funds, mortgage bond traders, and insurance companies.”
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Mr. Lew and Holder: Tear down this wall of secrecy on Fannie, Freddie profit sweep

Support or oppose ‘3rd amendment sweep’
Trey Garrison
You can oppose or support the third amendment sweep. You can be for or against the recapitalization of the GSEs. But no one, in good conscience, can support keeping the American people in the dark as to why.
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Investors Unite fires back at WSJ columnist in Fannie, Freddie recap row

IU: “Carney never lets facts get in the way of a good column”
Trey Garrison
The fight over what to do with the government-sponsored enterprises continues to rage, and this week it’s like an immovable object and an irresistible force are colliding.
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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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