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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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Collaborating for a Sustainable Housing Industry

It’s been a decade since the housing crisis of 2008. As the present administration looks at rolling back some of the more stringent regulations that were introduced during that time to protect homes and homeowners, the regulatory framework is also ...

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The Cost of GSE Reform

If the market crashes again, taxpayers are at risk. Congress seeks to reduce this risk by implementing reform the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but at what cost to borrowers?

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Freddie Mac Tracks Serious Delinquencies

Freddie Mac has released its latest Monthly Volume Summary, which provides information on Freddie Mac's mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities and other investments. This latest Monthly Volume Summary is comprised of data from January 2018. Freddie ...

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Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?

GSE reform has been a hot-button topic ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came under government conservatorship during the financial crisis, but it’s one of those talking points that often seems heavy on the talk and light on the ...

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in GSE Profits Case

This week the United States Supreme Court rejected appeals in a case challenging the federal government’s handling of profits generated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since they came under government control during the 2008 financial crisis. On Tuesday, the ...

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How Could Housing Reform Affect Rural Mortgage Lending?

According to a new paper published by the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution, rural communities could be dealt a serious blow if housing finance and GSE reform fails to take into account the effect such reform ...

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FHFA Credit Changes Could Expand Homeownership

With the Enterprises considering major changes when it comes to GSE credit score standards, a FICO representative says they welcome the competition—so long as it’s fair.

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Breaking Down Non-Performing Loan Sales

A new report dives into non-performing loan sales through June of 2017, including insights on foreclosure rates on both occupied and vacant homes.

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Default Data After the Great Recession

A new JPMorgan Chase report examines the effects of mortgage modification programs in the aftermath of the Great Recession. How much difference did these programs make, and what can they tell us about the borrowers who made use of them?

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