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FHFA Proposing New Insurance Requirements

FHFA Proposing New Insurance Requirements

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) put out the call on Thursday for public comment regarding the draft of requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Freddie Mac Spreads Risk

Freddie Mac Spreads Risk

Freddie Mac announced a move Wednesday aimed at reducing the risk to the taxpayer associated with its credit exposure in the residential mortgage market. The Enterprise has obtained a number of insurance policies underwritten by a panel of “well capitalized insurers and reinsurers”.

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GSEs Foreclosure Prevention Actions Nearly 3.2M through Q1

GSEs Foreclosure Prevention Actions Nearly 3.2M through Q1

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed nearly 3.2 million foreclosure prevention actions since the start of the government's conservatorship of the two companies in 2008. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Foreclosure Prevention Report, 88,000 actions were performed in the first quarter of 2014 alone.

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FHFA: April Refinance Volume Similar to 2008

FHFA: April Refinance Volume Similar to 2008

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its latest Refinance Report, examining data as of the end of April 2014. The FHFA found that overall refinance volume rose slightly in April, but remained at levels more comparable to those seen in 2008.

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FHFA Report to Congress Reveals Milestones, Problems

FHFA Report to Congress Reveals Milestones, Problems

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) submitted its 2013 Report to Congress, which detailed findings from the agency's examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report found that although experiencing significant exposure to credit losses from mortgage originations several years prior to the government's conservatorship, the two GSEs had record amounts of net income in 2013.

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FHFA: Home Prices Rise 1.3 Percent

FHFA: Home Prices Rise 1.3 Percent

Despite disappointing home sales in the first quarter of the year as winter storms took their toll, home prices increased 1.3 percent over the first three months of the year on a seasonally-adjusted basis for the purchase-only market, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

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HARP Refinances Total 77,000 in Q1 2014

HARP Refinances Total 77,000 in Q1 2014

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its latest Refinance Report, looking at data from the first quarter of 2014. The government agency reported that in Q1 2014, approximately 77,000 refinances were completed through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), bringing the total refinances through HARP to 3.1 million since the program's inception.

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Increase in FHA Market Share Ups Default Risk Index

Increase in FHA Market Share Ups Default Risk Index

Nearly 12 percent of home purchase loans in today's market run the risk of default in the event of an economic downturn, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) International Center on Housing Risk. AEI's National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI), a measure of loan default risk under stressful conditions, increased to 11.9 percent for April, up nearly half a percentage point from March.

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