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  • Lenders react to removal from Ginnie Mae VA loan programs

    Responses couldn’t be more opposite
    Friday evening, Ginnie Mae announced it was booting several lenders from its Department of Veterans Affairs securities programs. Now, lenders are reacting, but their responses couldn’t be more opposite. While one lender is commending Ginnie Mae’s actions, while another stands firmly against them.
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  • Ginnie Mae boots 3 VA lenders from mortgage bond programs

    Continues crackdown of VA loan churning
    Ginnie Mae announced late Friday that it is booting three VA mortgage lenders from its main securities programs. All three issuers are restricted from including VA single family guaranteed loans in Ginnie Mae I securities or Ginnie Mae II multi-issuer securities. Click the headline to find out which three lenders got the boot.
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  • Ginnie Mae reveals new requirements for VA refinances

    Continues fight against predatory lending
    Ginnie Mae recently announced new requirements for its Department of Veterans Affairs refinance loans in order to protect service members from predatory lending. The agency issued an All Participants Memorandum that announced the implementation of changes to pooling eligibility requirements for VA insured or guaranteed mortgages.
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  • Mortgage market quickly bounces back from latest hurricane season

    Government agencies prepare for round two
    Last year was a rough one for homeowners hit by a slew of natural disasters including hurricanes, flooding, and even wildfires. Now, months later, the mortgage market is recovering surprisingly well, according to a panel of experts from government agencies at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary conference.
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  • The first-time Millennial homebuyer just turned 30

    Millennials step up their borrowing game from February to March, yet still have to rent longer
    The average Millennial homebuyer just turned 30. According to Ellie Mae's latest report, the average age of a Millennial homebuyer rose from 29.5 in March 2017 to 30.1 in March of this year. Ellie Mae points to the compression of inventory largely due to Baby Boomers aging in place instead of relocating and retiring as the reason for the average age of the Millennial homebuyer to creep up into the 30s.
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  • Ginnie Mae threatens to boot lenders from bond program over VA loan churning

    Steps up fight against lenders targeting veterans for quick refinances
    Ginnie Mae is turning up the heat in its fight against a segment of mortgage lenders that are aggressively targeting servicemembers and military veterans for quick and potentially risky refinances of their mortgages. Ginnie Mae is now threatening a small number of lenders with expulsion from its primary mortgage bond program if the lenders do not address the issue.
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  • Expert warns latest Ginnie Mae regs aren't improving FHA and VA pricing as intended

    Questions remains exactly why this is happening
    Brent Nyitray, director of capital markets for iServe Residential Lending, said in an email today that loan officers are taking note of “lousy” pricing for FHA and VAs higher up in the rate stack. But, Ginnie Mae just issued new regulations to prevent serial refinances. Why isn't it leading to higher demand?
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