Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy

Rentership society? Insider trading on Russian sanctions?

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Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
April 17, 2014
A question HousingWire has been hearing and asking is simply, “Where is Mel Watt?”
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Here are 5 bold mortgage predictions from KBW

Q1 mortgage volume predicted to be $20 billion lower
April 16, 2014
Analysts from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods have joined the prognostication party and released their own predictions for what the first quarter earnings will look like and what that means for the rest of the year.
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When will Watt share his GSE plans?

FHFA director still silent
April 14, 2014
As discussions on Capitol Hill have intensified with multiple proposals for GSE reform coming from both sides of the aisle, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s voice will carry a significant amount of weight, provided that he actually uses it.
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WSJ: Johnson-Crapo isn't a cure, it's the illness 2.0

Board favors PATH Act instead of blowing more bubbles
April 14, 2014
There are better ways to kill Fannie and Freddie, the WSJ board says. One of them is the PATH Act.
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Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
April 11, 2014
“We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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Fannie Mae stops working with two Colorado law firms

Negative headlines included claims of foreclosure fee-padding
April 10, 2014
Fannie Mae has instructed servicers to cease referrals of new foreclosure cases to Aronowitz & Mecklenburg and the Castle Law Group and to transfer existing cases at those law firms to other firms.
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Investors Unite to Johnson-Crapo: You shall not pass!

Dispossessed GSE investors want restitution before reform
April 9, 2014
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, CapWealth Advisor CEO Tim Pagliara and dozens of GSE shareholders from 20 states want GSE reform that guarantees shareholder rights, and reject Johnson-Crapo as unacceptable.
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FHFA reaches settlement with City of Chicago over vacant property lawsuit

Settlement ends legal battle that began in 2011
April 8, 2014
The FHFA claimed that provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 superseded the city’s vacant and abandoned building ordinance and sued in federal court.
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Second home buyers are older, have more money and like warmer climates

Fannie Mae report will not blow your mind
April 7, 2014
We hope you are holding on to something when you read these truly and deeply shocking revelations about this type of homebuyer.
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Fannie and Freddie’s redeeming quality: Multifamily lending

April 7, 2014
While the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac products suffered during the financial crisis, one part managed to squeeze through barely scathed: the apartment-lending units.
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