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Blend to Further Digital Mortgage Process With Fannie Mae

Blend, a California-based technology company created to drive the consumer lending industry into the digital age, recently announced it’s the first end-to-end platform will be approved to provide asset verification reports for the Desktop Underwriter (DU) validation service, a component ...

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Freddie Mac Slaps a Price Tag on STACR Deal

Freddie Mac, in conjunction with J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas as co-lead managers and bookrunners, recently announced the price of its fourth Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) debt note offering at $787.5 million. Mortgages in the reference pool have an unpaid principle balance of $31.6 billion. STACR is an ongoing effort to transfer a portion of its mortgage credit risk to private investors.

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Supreme Court: Secondary Markets Not Subject to FDCPA Regulations

On Monday, a unanimous Supreme Court decision could have vast implications for the mortgage and loan industry, particularly the secondary market, unless the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is amended by Congress. The petitioners brought their case in front of the Supreme Court in an appeal of the 4th Circuit Court ruling in favor of the respondent. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion since his conferral to the Court.

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Industry Veteran Dave Hurt Joins Black Knight Data & Analytics

Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics division announced this week the hiring of Dave Hurt to lead business development in capital markets and government entities. He will be responsible for developing new client relationships and maintaining existing ones.

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Fannie Lists Billions in Non-performing Loan Pools

The GSE has announced the sale of five non-performing loan pools, including a smaller Community Impact Pool aimed at non-profits and minority-owned businesses.

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FHFA Director Watt Outlines Positive Developments for Federal Home Loan Banks

In his speech, Watt highlighted that the FHLBanks are an important part of home financing, in that they provide a source of funding and access to the secondary mortgage market and other services to member institutions, especially smaller institutions that have little access these services.

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REITs Post Big Gains in 2014

The Financial Times Stock Exchange Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) Index reported a total return of 27.15 percent in 2014, outpacing that of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor 500, and NASDAQ, according to a report from Trepp. In an 11-month period from the end of 2013 to November 2014, the REIT market cap expanded from $670 billion to $890 billion.

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Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Plummets; Book of Business Ticks Upward

Fannie Mae's gross mortgage portfolio took a huge downward turn in November, while the mortgage giant's Book of Business inched upward, according to Fannie Mae's November 2014 Monthly Summary released earlier this week. The balance of the gross mortgage portfolio dropped from $4.36 billion in October down to $4.24 billion in November, marking the 52nd time in the last 53 months Fannie Mae's portfolio declined month-over-month.

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