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  • What would Mark Calabria as FHFA director mean for the future of Fannie and Freddie?

    Analysts weigh Calabria’s potential impact
    The Trump administration has officially nominated Mark Calabria to be the next director of the FHFA when Mel Watt’s term is up early next year. But what would Calabria bring to the FHFA and what might that mean for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Here's a look at what's next, from those in the know.
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  • 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 6: Ginnie Mae EVP and COO Michael Bright

    Bright talks about the affordability crisis, risks to the housing market, what drives him and more
    On this episode of 6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney sits down with Ginnie Mae Executive Vice President and COO Michael Bright to talk about affordable housing, the securities market and Ginnie Mae crossing the $2 trillion threshold.
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  • Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos stepping down within days

    Fannie Mae names Hugh Frater interim CEO
    For the first time in more than six years, Fannie Mae will soon be run by someone other than Tim Mayopoulos. Back in July, Fannie Mae announced that Mayopoulos planned to step down “by the end of the year,” but did not specify a date for his departure. Now, Mayopoulos’ days as Fannie Mae’s CEO are numbered – literally.
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  • Freddie Mac restructures multifamily capital markets division, promotes Robert Koontz to SVP

    Freddie Mac folds two divisions into its multifamily capital markets division
    Freddie Mac announced an organizational shift in its multifamily capital markets department business along with the promotion of Robert Koontz to senior vice president of multifamily capital markets. Freddie also announced that its folding two divisions into the Multifamily Capital Markets department under Koontz.
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  • Lenders in a funk over mortgage market outlook

    Fannie Mae's Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey reveals moral is very low
    Lenders reported a net negative profit margin outlook for the eighth consecutive quarter in the face of further erosion of purchase mortgage demand. According to Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey, lenders are feeling worse about the market this quarter than they were last year and last quarter. The biggest reason they have the mortgage blues? Competition from other lenders was the most cited reason by survey participants for the squeeze on margins.
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  • Hensarling’s Hail Mary: Top Republican unveils sweeping bipartisan housing finance reform bill

    Would wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, elevate Ginnie Mae
    It’s now officially been 10 years since the government took Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship. And in that decade, an uneasy status quo has developed with Fannie and Freddie dominating the housing finance system, despite their limited capital bases and unresolved position as wards of the federal government. But if House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has anything to say about it in his final days in office, all of that uncertainty will soon be resolved.
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  • Top housing groups push Trump administration, Congress to enact permanent GSE reform

    Housing industry’s biggest acronyms want formalized, stable changes
    With the 10-year anniversary of the government taking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship nigh upon us, a coalition of the housing industry’s largest trade groups, affordable housing advocates, and others is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to enact permanent reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises.
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  • Court of Appeals declares FHFA structure unconstitutional

    Majority opinion finds GSE regulator violates separation of powers
    For the third time in recent memory, a government agency borne out of the housing crisis has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. The first two times it was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But now, it’s the Federal Housing Finance Agency that has been found to be operating in violation of the Constitution.
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