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Radian Group Offers Loss Mitigation Training to Customers

With loss mitigation becoming an increasingly more important tool for the mortgage industry, Philadelphia-based Radian Guaranty, the mortgage insurance subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., will begin offering to its customers loss mitigation training techniques and services from CampusMBA, the education division of the Washington, D.

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S&P Report: Home Price Declines Worsen

Broad-based declines in the prices of existing single family homes continued across the United States through the month of October, according to data released today by Standard & Poor’s. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices show that 14 of the 20 metro areas studied experienced record rates of annual decline, with 14 now reporting declines in excess of 10 percent compared to October 2007.

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S&P Report: Home Price Declines Worsen

Broad-based declines in the prices of existing single family homes continued across the United States through the month of October, according to data released today by Standard & Poor’s. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices show that 14 of the 20 metro areas studied experienced record rates of annual decline, with 14 now reporting declines in excess of 10 percent compared to October 2007.

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HUD Terminates FHASecure

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice late last week, advising lenders of the termination of the Federal Housing Administration’s FHASecure program, under which FHA was able to insure refinance transactions for borrowers delinquent on their mortgages.

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OTS Regulator Let IndyMac Falsify Financial Reports

According to a report released last week by the New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com, an independent investigator of the U.S. Treasury Department has uncovered evidence that officials from the nation’s banking supervisory body, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), helped the failing IndyMac Bancorp paper over its financial difficulties.

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FHA Audit Reveals Good and Bad

This year has proved to be one of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) best yet in terms of loan originations – during FY 2008, which officially ended for the agency on September 30, lenders originated a record $171.

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