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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Reflects on Fair Housing Act

In April of 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. This important legislation codified equal housing opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. ...

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The Policy Makers

Some of the industry’s greatest minds discuss the lessons they learned during the housing crisis, and how it’s shaping their stance on housing policy today. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DSNews, out now.

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Houston Still Has Unspent Relief Funds from Hurricane Ike

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Houston has recovered remarkably well from last year’s hurricane season. After an initial spike in delinquencies in the months following the storm, the Texas Association of Realtors recently reported that home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star ...

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Single-Family Rentals on the Rise

Single family rentals are on the rise as more renters look for more space. With renters looking to move from apartments to houses, the path to homeownership grows shorter.

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HUD’s Carson: Proud to “Move Others up the Ladder”

The 2018 Five Star Government Forum launched at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Tuesday morning with a discussion between United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Benjamin Carson and Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado. Carson told ...

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How REO Sales Impact Home Prices

With markets across the country suffering from pronounced inventory shortages, it would seem that anything that puts more homes on the market would be a good thing. A new report by Pro Teck Valuation Services found delved into that thesis, ...

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Barclays Settles RMBS Suit

The British bank Barclays has reached a settlement with U.S. authorities over financial crisis-era transactions involving toxic residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) sold between 2005 and 2007. Under the terms of the settlement, Barclay’s agreed to pay $2 billion in civil ...

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Fannie Mae Completes 2018’s First Credit Insurance Risk Transfer

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Fannie Mae has announced its first completed Credit Insurance Risk Transfer (CIRT) transaction of 2018, consisting of nearly $17 billion in single-family loans from the Enterprise’s portfolio. Entitled CIRT 2018-1, the transaction “is a part of Fannie Mae’s ongoing effort ...

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Five Star Government Forum Unites Banking and Government Leaders

Housing and housing finance reforms, especially for the underserved, will be top of the agenda at the ninth annual Five Star Government Forum on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Leaders in mortgage banking and the federal government will engage and have ...

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