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The Week Ahead: Spotlight on the GSEs

Tune in on Wednesday, to know more about the discussion over the pilot programs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Senate Banking Committee. Here’s what else is happening in the Week Ahead.

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FHFA Amends Affordable Housing Regs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Final Rule is designed to provide more flexibility when it comes to allocating Affordable Housing Program Funds. Click through to learn the details.

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Back in the Saddle

FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery is back for round two, but he didn’t have an easy road getting there. Montgomery sits down with DS News to talk tech, strategy, and serving the American people. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News, out now.

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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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