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After the Dust Settles

Weighing in on issues ranging from rent control and home construction to tax cuts and spending constraints, DS News untangles how the new landscape could impact housing and mortgage in 2019.

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Shifting Powers on Capitol Hill

The Mid-term elections are almost upon us and how America votes next week could determine the course of the housing market. Here’s what can change and what won’t.

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Credit Union Group Opposes Revision to FHLBank Membership Requirements

NAFCU's complaint stems from a provision of the proposed rule that would require FHLB members and applicants to keep 1 percent of assets in home mortgage loans. Current members would also be required to hold at least 10 percent of assets in residential mortgage loans on an ongoing basis as opposed to just at the time of application, as the current rule requires.

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Report: Fed Paid Record $98.7 Billion to Treasury in 2014

Preliminary unaudited results indicate that the Federal Home Loan Banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board paid a record amount of approximately $98.7 billion out of their 2014 estimated net income of $101.5 billion to the U.S. Department of Treasury, according to an announcement from the Fed on Friday.

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FHFA Approves Merger Application for Federal Home Loan Banks of Des Moines, Seattle

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has approved the merger application for the Federal Home Loan Banks of Des Moines and Seattle that was submitted on October 31, 2014, according to a press release. The historic voluntary merger between two FHLBanks is subject to satisfaction of specific closing conditions the FHFA approval letter set forth, including the receipt of approvals by members of both the Des Moines and Seattle Banks.

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Senators Ask FHFA to Revisit FHLBank Membership Requirements

Twenty-seven senators have signed a letter addressed to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt asking him to reconsider the stricter membership requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks the Agency proposed in September. The changes to membership requirements outlined by Watt in a speech at the FHLBank Director's Conference on September 2 require members to hold 1 percent of their assets in home mortgage loans (HML) on an ongoing basis, whereas the previous rule requires members to demonstrate this only at the time of their application and not at any time afterward

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