Items Tagged with 'Housing finance'


  • Trump administration reportedly souring on sweeping Fannie, Freddie reform prior to 2020 election

    Bloomberg: Trump admin is concerned about political fallout of GSE reform
    Despite momentum towards actually ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seemingly growing by the day, the Trump administration is reportedly concerned about the impact of widespread housing finance reform in advance of the 2020 election. And because of that concern, the administration may be considering holding off on significant reforms to the GSEs for at least another 18 months.
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  • It starts with rental housing: 3 key considerations for housing finance reform

    Housing finance reform is long overdue
    [Commentary] Housing finance reform may be making its long-awaited comeback on Capitol Hill. It’s been nearly nine years since the federal government first placed Fannie and Freddie under conservatorship. Housing finance reform is long overdue. If Congress can get it right, it will be well worth the wait. Lawmakers should consider three critical points.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Housing takes center stage at SXSW

    Mortgage finance finally rubbing shoulders with the IT crowd
    “How do we make real estate sexy like South By Southwest is,” Sean Dobson, chairman and CEO of Amherst Holdings, joked at his company’s session at the renowned conference in Austin. The data and analytics company for the real estate industry is on an extremely short list of housing-affiliated companies attending the two-week conference, and who else but HousingWire would be there to cover it all? No one, that's who. Click to read the exclusive coverage!
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  • Where does housing finance reform stand right now?

    And here's what's stopping reform
    Attendees at Goldman Sachs’ housing and consumer finance conference took a break from talks of regulatory change, alternative asset classes and raising capital funds for a low-key lunch served in the same room. As attendees unwound from the back-to-back panel sessions, they sat and listened to five experts try to unwrap the mess that is housing finance reform.
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  • Goldman Sachs conference answers 3 top housing questions

    Wall Street firm gathers industry movers and shakers for answers
    Despite housing not being a big topic of conversation during the election cycle, it’s made it way to the top of the pile in the Trump administration. So what does this mean for the industry? Panelists at Goldman Sachs’ annual housing and consumer finance housing conference in New York City answer three top questions.
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  • Dave Stevens: The MBA's role in the Trump Administration

    And the importance of housing finance
    Sitting down with one of its own to get a better understanding of what exactly this election means for housing finance, the Mortgage Bankers Association interviewed its President and CEO Dave Stevens to get his thoughts on the election. One thing became clear, regardless of which side of the aisle people are on, housing finance is a big deal.
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  • Freddie Mac posts second profitable quarter in a row

    Returns a total of $2.3 billion to taxpayers
    Freddie Mac managed to report another profitable quarter and posted net income of $2.3 billion for the third quarter of 2016, up from net income of $993 million for the second quarter of 2016. The government-sponsored enterprise also recorded comprehensive income that is more than double what it recorded for the second quarter of 2016.
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  • loanDepot expansion plans now include home equity loans

    What's next for the major mortgage lender?
    loanDepot is once again making waves in the industry. After breaking the news that it was moving into personal loans earlier this year, this latest move from the nonbank creates an even larger and more diversified suite of products for the company.
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  • MGIC: Mortgage delinquencies slowly trend lower

    July writes $4.5 billion in primary new insurance
    Primary new insurance for July remained level at $4.5 billion. July started with 66,357 loans in its primary delinquent inventory, and while small, the downward trend in delinquencies at the end of the month did continue.
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