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FHFA Addresses GSEs’ Slimdown

GSE loans

Just how many non-performing loans have the GSEs sold off in their ongoing drive to shift credit risk into the private sector? Here's what the FHFA had to say.

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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HARP Loans Continue Outperforming Pre-Crisis Mortgages

According to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service, Freddie Mac loans refinanced under the Home Affordable Refinance Program will continue to outperform pre-crisis Freddie loans that did not enter the program, but will also continue to lag behind post-crisis ...

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FHFA Examines the Appraisals Process

The FHFA has released a new paper, authored by Jessica Shui and Shriya Murthy, that examines how appraisals conducted by appraisal management companies compare to those conducted by lenders themselves. What’s the verdict? According to the FHFA paper, “the results indicate ...

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Wallison: Treasury Department Wrong on Regulation Approach

Former White House Counsel and Senior Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Peter J. Wallison put in an appearance Thursday on CNBC’s The Santelli Exchange, where he criticized the U.S. Treasury Department’s recent approach to regulation ...

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in GSE Profits Case

This week the United States Supreme Court rejected appeals in a case challenging the federal government’s handling of profits generated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since they came under government control during the 2008 financial crisis. On Tuesday, the ...

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A Bump in Rates and Loan Sizes

Interest rates and loan sizes both got a boost in December. With 2017 topped off this rise, could 2018 bring more increases like this?

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Total FHFA Prevention Actions Edge Close to 4 Million

Collectively, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sealed 18,034 foreclosure prevention actions back in October, bringing the combined total to 3,990,723 since the GSE conservatorships launched in September 2008, so says the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) October 2017 Foreclosure Prevention Report. By ...

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FHFA Credit Changes Could Expand Homeownership

With the Enterprises considering major changes when it comes to GSE credit score standards, a FICO representative says they welcome the competition—so long as it’s fair.

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