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Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

GSEs Hit Loan Modification Milestone

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they have made foreclosure prevention, specifically keeping families in their homes, a priority since the foreclosure crisis peaked six to seven years ago.

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Down, Down, Down for Mortgage Rates

Many analysts were predicting that mortgage interest rates would rise up into the 4.5 percent to 5 percent range by the end of 2017. But since the start of the year, they are headed in the other direction.

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Senate Banking Committee Dems Defend Cordray

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pleading their respective cases as to why they believe CFPB Director Richard Cordray should stay or go as speculation persists that he will be replaced once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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Debating the Merits of GOP’s Dodd-Frank Alternative

The Financial Choice Act, introduced last June by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and passed though the Committee in September, may come to the forefront again soon now that the new administration is about to begin.

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Will Court Ruling Bring Changes to the CFPB?

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has appealed the D.C. Circuit Court's ruling in the PHH case that its structure is unconstitutional and that the director can be removed without cause. One stakeholder examines the possible effects the decision could have on the industry.

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The Week Ahead: Inaugurating a New President

After two months of transition following November’s presidential election, Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States this Friday. The housing industry has been following the transition closely.

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