Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said the central bank should resume purchases of Treasury securities if the economy slows and prices fall rather than maintain a pledge to keep rates near zero. “The US is closer to a Japanese-style outcome today than at any time in recent history,” Bullard said, warning in a research paper released today about the possibility of deflation.
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It looks like borrowers who don’t fit neatly into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s lending criteria could soon be running out of options if they want to buy a house. Over the last week, many (if not all) of the biggest lenders specializing in lending to borrowers outside the QM lending box paused their activities due to uncertainty in the market. And now it appears that FHA lending as we know it is disappearing from the market too.
The challenge with mortgage forbearance is that someone has to pay the bill. In an effort to address the growing concerns and liquidity challenges faced by issuers, Ginnie Mae issued a statement on Friday on how it plans to help