Items Tagged with 'Mark Calabria'

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  • GSE reform in 2018? Mortgage finance positions of power in Washington up for grabs

    The changing of the guard
    [Commentary] There’s a perfect storm going on in Washington D.C right now. Just as talks over housing finance reform start to move from a laughing matter to a serious topic of discussion, some of the biggest positions of power on Capitol Hill just opened up. Or, they’re about to be up for grabs. Here’s a quick pulse on all the changes.
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  • Mark Calabria: Trump administration "committed" to ending conservatorship

    Pence’s chief economist renews commitment for GSE reform
    During a wide-ranging discussion about the government’s role in housing, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief economist Mark Calabria revealed Wednesday that the Trump administration is "committed" to ending the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What else did Calabria say? Click through to find out.
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  • Mark Calabria to serve as chief economist for Vice President Mike Pence

    Long-time housing reform advocate joins Pence's staff
    Mark Calabria, a long-time housing reform advocate, will serve as the chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence. In his role within Pence’s office, Calabria could play a big role and be a sizable voice for housing finance reform, which he has spoken about frequently in his career.
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  • FHFA watchdog sounds alarm on $4.6B loss

    GSE fails to recover losses from strategic defaulters
    "I think it reinforces the current nature of mortgage finance policy, which is not to hold borrowers responsible. This isn’t just about Freddie, but it’s also about these borrowers sticking it to the taxpayer," Mark Calabria of the Cato Institute said.
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  • GSE conforming loan limits could adjust again

    Is the housing market ready for a lower ceiling?
    Policymakers are contemplating a reduction in the maximum size of home loans that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowed to acquire, hoping this change will reduce the government’s dominant footprint in the mortgage market.
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  • Foreign affairs could stall housing reform

    Competing priorities shift Congressional focus
    Housing is a strong catalyst for current economic growth, prompting mortgage experts to urge policymakers about the need for comprehensive housing finance reform this fall. But other fiscal headwinds and policy considerations could take precedence, delaying the housing fix once again.
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