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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.

Get Ready for Higher GSE Modification Rate

Mortgage interest rates were down for the second consecutive week following eight weeks of increases, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac raised their standard mortgage modification rate for the second time in a month up to its highest level since mid-2015.

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Carson Spells Out Plans for Leading HUD

HUD Secretary-Designate Dr. Ben Carson calmly answered questions for nearly three hours before the Senate Banking Committee in his confirmation hearing on Thursday, saying that he wanted to run HUD in order to "heal America's divisiveness."

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House Dems Write in Defense of Cordray

A group of Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives have written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking him not to remove CFPB Director Richard Cordray before his term is up in mid-2018.

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CFPB Updates Congress on Mortgage Industry Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported on what it has done to assist the mortgage industry with the smooth implementation of three of its major initiatives: TRID, HMDA, and the August 2016 updates to its new mortgage servicing rules.

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