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Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.

Average Guarantee Fees on GSE Loans Are Two and a Half Times Their 2009 Level

According to the FHFA report, the average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009, when the report began. The guarantee fees are now two-and-a-half times their previous level from 2009 to 2014. The average fees increased from 22 basis points to 58 basis points from 2009 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014, average fees increased from 51 basis points to 58 basis points.

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GSEs Combine for Q1 Net Income of $2.4 Billion

The average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for new business decreased at both Enterprises as refinances surpassed purchase mortgage originations, which generally have higher LTV ratios. The report said that borrowers were more inclined to use the Enterprises’ refinance programs that focus mainly on deeply underwater borrowers, including the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

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HUD Appropriations Bill Passes in Senate Committee

According to a press release from the committee, this action will make $55.65 billion in funds available for consideration by the Senate, a $1.88 billion increase from FY2015 and $7 billion below the amount the President Obama requested. The legislation provides $37.56 billion for HUD specifically, an increase of nearly $2 billion above the FY2015 enacted level and $3 billion below the President’s request.

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American Land Title Selects RedVision as an Elite Provider

According to ALTA, Elite Providers promote the highest industry standards and provide effective solutions for their members’ critical needs. To become an Elite Provider, applicants are reviewed based on their financial strength, commitment to the overall industry, national distribution capabilities, and reference checks with existing customer

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Wolters Kluwer Hires Former Fed Regulator

Minnesota-based risk management and compliance solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Financial Services recently announced that former federal regulator Sandra Braunstein will provide compliance management and Community Reinvestment Act consulting services to the company’s U.S. banking clients.

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Existing-Home Sales Hit Six-Year High

Total housing inventory increased by 3.2 percent to 2.29 million existing homes available for sale at the end of May, and is 1.8 percent higher than the 2.25 million homes for sale a year ago, the report says. Meanwhile, unsold inventory dropped down to a 5.1-month supply at the current sales pace for May, down from 5.2 months in April.

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Mortgage Industry Welcomes CFPB’s Proposed TRID Delay

Upon the receiving the news of the CFPB's proposed two-month delay, many lenders, servicers, and other industry members weighed in with their feedback in interviews with DS News, with many expressing their gratitude and detailing the company adjustments they plan to initiate if the proposal is approved.

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