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Michigan-Based Bank Discussing Settlement With CFPB

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. announced earlier this week that it has filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to notify its investors that the bank is currently trying to work out a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding alleged violations of financial laws.

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Secondary Market, Decreased Sales Fuel Freddie Mac Portfolio Growth

Freddie Mac's single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $9.2 billion in July, representing about 40 percent of total new single-family mortgage portfolio activity. Relief refinance mortgages accounted for 20 percent of the company's single-family refinance volume based on unpaid principal balance.

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Non-Foreclosure Solutions Outpace Foreclosures 4 to 1

Approximately 421,000 homeowners used various non-foreclosure solutions from mortgage servicers in the second quarter of 2014, according to recently released Q2 2014 data from HOPE NOW, a private sector alliance between various players in the mortgage industry. The number of non-foreclosure solutions in Q2 was almost quadruple the number of foreclosure sales for the same period (115,000), according to HOPE NOW.

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HUD Awards Housing Counseling Grants

In an ongoing effort to improve housing education for consumers, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it has awarded $40 million in grants to hundreds of national, regional, and local organizations to bolster housing counseling programs.

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$63.1 Million Awarded to Stave Off Foreclosures

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NeighborWorks America announced Tuesday in a press release that $63.1 million had been awarded to 29 state housing finance agencies, 18 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries, and 67 community-based NeighborWorks organizations. The money, provided through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program, is earmarked for counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure.

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