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FHFA: HARP Refinances Drop in February

FHFA: HARP Refinances Drop in February

Amid continued rising home prices and rising mortgage rates, the number of refinances achieved through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) is declining, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Even a slight drop in mortgage rates to 4.3 percent for the month did not bolster February's HARP refinances.

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FHFA House Price Index Rises Slightly In February

FHFA House Price Index Rises Slightly In February

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its monthly House Price Index (HPI) for February, revealing continued growth even as winter weather slowed the market. The broad measure of the movement of single-family home prices in this purchase-only index went up by .6 percent, and with the exception of November 2013, marked nearly two straight years of increases.

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FHFA Reports Mortgage Rates Decreased

FHFA Reports Mortgage Rates Decreased

The FHFA reported mortgage rates for occupied homes was 4.30 percent for loans closed in late February, a decline of 0.07 percent. The interest rate survey also showed the average rate on a conventional, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.45 percent, a drop of 22 basis points from January.

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Bank of America Settles with FHFA for $9.3B

Bank of America Settles with FHFA for $9.3B

Bank of America has agreed to a multibillion settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to resolve allegations of securities fraud. According to announcements made by all parties involved, under the agreement, BofA will make an aggregate payment of approximately $9.33 billion, $3.2 billion of which will go toward the repurchase of certain RMBS at fair market value.

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FHFA’s HPI Up .5 Percent in January

FHFA’s HPI Up .5 Percent in January

January, 2014 experienced an increase in house prices, which rose by .5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), for the year beginning January, 2013 to January 2014, the HPI increased by 7.4 percent. Prices have increased for 23 of the last 24 months, beginning in February, 2012.

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Audit Reveals Lack of Quality Control for Pre-Foreclosure Property Inspections

Audit Reveals Lack of Quality Control for Pre-Foreclosure Property Inspections

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report detailing the results of an audit performed on pre-foreclosure property inspections. The audit was conducted after the FHFAOIG learned of fraudulent property inspections reports submitted to the FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac by a contractor resulted in $12.7 million in payouts.

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Credit Suisse to Pay $885 Million to FHFA

Credit Suisse to Pay $885 Million to FHFA

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Friday it had settled two separate lawsuits with Credit Suisse alleging violations of federal and state securities laws in connection with private-label mortgae-backed securities (PLS) purchased by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae during 2005-2007.

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