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Uniting Over Housing

Here is how a divided Congress can come together and solve the current housing market challenges through bipartisan legislation.

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The Future of Housing is …

Where is the U.S. Economy heading? An industry expert gave insights into the current and future trends that are likely to shape the economy as well as the housing industry.

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A Look at What Experts Are Saying About Regulation

After Monday’s release of the Treasury report on Core Principals of Financial Regulation, critics are saying the proposed changes will put the economy in great danger. Proponents feel the proper restructuring of regulation is imperative and applaud the Treasury’s report. Take a look at why as the industry reacts.

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GSEs: Where Should the Money Go?

For four months, the Department of the Treasury, GSEs, and Federal Housing Finance Agency have been in disagreement with Fannie and Freddie investors on where profits should be directed. Though the D.C. Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that actions taken under the FHFA’s conservatorship of the GSEs cannot be challenged in court, the shareholders are now taking matters to the full D.C. Circuit for a rehearing. The FHFA and Treasury are now urging the D.C. Circuit not to modify its original ruling.

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Freddie to Pay $2.2B in Dividends for Q1

Though Freddie Mac’s net income was lower this quarter than last, the GSE will still pay $2.2 billion in dividends to the U.S. Treasury for this quarter, according to its recent financial results report. The agency saw single-family revenues, purchase volumes, and mortgage-related investments all decline for Q1. These declines, according to Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton, were due to steady interest rates and low market spreads

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Treasury Secretary Approves of Financial Choice

On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed his approval of the Financial CHOICE Act. The act was introduced on Wednesday by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank act. According to Mnuchin, this Financial CHOICE act and the tax reform plan are the steps in the right direction to strengthen the financial system.

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The Week Ahead: What Will We See in the Federal Budget?

This week, the U.S. Treasury will release its Federal Budget Statement. Each month, the Bureau of Fiscal Service releases a report of the monthly receipts/outlays and deficits/surplus of the United States. This comes on the heels of President Trump’s budget cut announcement in March.

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