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Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward

Tim Rood is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for the housing and mortgage industries. Collingwood works to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; helps financial services ...

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Now That a Real Estate Developer is President-Elect . . .

In this special report to DS News, Collingwood Group Vice Chairman Brian Montgomery, former FHA Commissioner, discusses housing policy considerations the new Trump Administration should make its focus. Editor's note: This is a sneak peak at the full story that appears in the January 2017 Black Book issue of DS News.

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The Collingwood Group Chairman Debates Fed Rate Hike

With one last opportunity to raise rates this year, many believe that the the Federal Open Market Committee just may follow though with an obscure promise made in the last meeting in October. The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood debated the possible rate hike in December and other topics on Fox Business Network.

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Will the FHA MMI Fund’s Sudden Spike be Enough to Silence Critics?

When FHA announced it was lowering its mortgage insurance premiums in January by 50 basis points down to 0.85 percent, the move drew intense criticism from Republican lawmakers who accused the agency of cutting off a revenue stream while the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund capital ratio sat at 0.41 percent, less than one-quarter of the 2 percent threshold required by Congress.

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Mortgage Industry Harmed by Increased Regulation, Survey Finds

About 75 percent of the group surveyed said the current regulatory environment is indeed preventing them from lending to consumers who can afford and deserve a mortgage, while 25 percent said today’s regulatory environment does not prevent such lending. One anonymous respondent said, “We punish the whole for the actions of a few.”

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Analyst Discusses Challenges Of Millennials Choosing Renting Over Homeownership

Rood, whose two decades of mortgage industry experience include serving as of Senior Director and Principal of Fannie Mae’s eBusiness Division, told radio host Jim Bohannon that the recent surge in apartment construction was largely due to developers taking advantage of millennials who have aspirations of homeownership, but cannot afford it but want to get out of their parents' houses.

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Increases in Existing Sales and Prices Suggest Housing is Gaining Momentum in Spring

Sharga also noted that while the 5.31 million target number for April is up both month-over-month and year-over-year, a truly healthy housing market would be on a pace for about six million in existing home sales annually. He said the annual rate of existing home sales will probably continue at about the five million range for the next year.

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