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The Rising Risk of Defaults in Refis

A recent report found that cash out refi loans at a higher risk of default than purchase loans. Click through to learn what’s causing refinance loans to have a higher stressed default rate.

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The Factors Impacting Housing Trends

Dr. Lynn Fisher, Resident Scholar and Co-Director of the Center on Housing Markets and Finance, AEI on the rising riskiness of securitized loans and what actions the industry can take to alleviate the current inventory challenges. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the July issue of DS News.

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Montgomery on the Road Ahead for FHA

During a press event Tuesday, Brian Montgomery, FHA Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, spoke about his near-term priorities for FHA, including updating the organization’s technological infrastructure, filling staff vacancies, and exploring why minority homeownership rates have fallen.

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Montgomery Confirmed: Industry Comments on New FHA Commissioner

After months of delays, Brian Montgomery’s nomination for Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has finally been approved by the Senate by a vote of 74-23. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to ...

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Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold

On Thursday, it was reported that U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) has placed a blanket hold on all nominations for vacant positions within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sen. Duckworth made this move after not receiving a ...

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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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Reverse Mortgage Securities Market Booming—for Now

February 2018 was an excellent month for investors in reverse mortgage securities. According to New View Advisors, a financial services advisory firm located in New York, issuers of home-equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) sold 129 pools in February, totaling $1.47 ...

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