Articles Tagged with ''housing reform''

MBA experts on GSE reform: Where does risk fall when it comes to reform?

Hint: It’s not the capital buffer
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting uneasily close to spending nearly a decade in conservatorship, with Sept. 6, 2008, officially marking 10 years. As conservations have slowly shifted from almost a joke to more of a serious possibility under the new administration, several experts at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2017 annual convention and expo weighed in on the probability reform and what lies ahead for reform.
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NAFCU: The credit union perspective on housing finance reform

Core housing finance reform principles to ensure safety for credit unions
As talks surrounding housing finance reform persist, the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions published its own thoughts on the matter to ensure the safety of the credit union system in whatever reform is ultimately implemented. While the paper is not an official proposal for GSE reform, it suggests that whatever reform is adopted must include these core principles.
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Acting comptroller of the currency: Here are ways to reduce regulatory burden

It’s a good time to take stock of our financial system
Still fresh in the position of Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Keith Noreika is already making moves to promote economic growth. In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Thursday, Noreika discussed his ideas on how to reduce regulatory burden.
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BPC: Here's a bipartisan path forward to accomplish GSE reform

And ensure adequate access to credit
A lack of bipartisan support nearly shattered any chance of reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, leaving the government sponsored-enterprises in conservatorship for almost a decade. The Bipartisan Policy Center, however, is set on correcting this issue as talks for reform start to resurface. And the BPC didn’t leave it at only one option for reform; they outlined three possible paths forward.
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Part 1: Is American housing policy back to historic crossroads?

It’s time to revisit some key assumptions
[Commentary] Between GSE reform and a regulatory blitz seemingly stalled, it’s time to revisit some key assumptions. We’re not quite halfway through 2017 yet, and already it’s safe to say that as far as the housing and mortgage world is concerned, this has been a year unlike any we’ve seen in awhile.
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J. Ronald Terwilliger: Momentum for housing policy change is growing

The right to housing is universal and this is why
J. Ronald Terwilliger is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Residential. Terwilliger's philanthropic focus is largely on housing; the need to provide decent affordable housing. His foundation is hosting an event this week in Dallas and this is a preview of what is expected to happen.
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