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Politics
The Bank Whistleblowers United's third weekly lemons award is made jointly to the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Fannie Mae (with a dishonorable mention to the federal judiciary). The award goes for these entities' indifference and even hostility to whistleblowers.
Business
Almost two thirds of taxpayers are homeowners. Why should they be OK with the government experimenting with their tax dollars to benefit the government controlled GSEs? How about benefiting the taxpayer homeowner instead?
Politics
The article focused on Fortress Investment's Peter Briger, a/k/a "king of debt" a/k/a "junkyard dog," a man who scored big by buying up the so-called "distressed assets" that banks didn't want and were willing to sell off cheap. So, if you're one of millions of struggling homeowners be afraid, be very afraid.
Business
Prospective new homeowners have all sorts of pressing concerns to consider. Strapping the cost of a federal highway spending bill onto their backs by way of artificially inflated loan guarantee fees paid over the life of a 30-year mortgage shouldn't be one of them.
Business
The White House, U.S. Treasury, and Federal Housing Finance Authority have been stonewalling discovery requests by investors who want to know exactly why the GSEs were put into conservatorship in the first place.
Business
Warren cited a Congressional Budget Office report from 2013 that determined a modest principal reduction plan could help
Business
As if further confirmation was needed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not even a minor cause of the housing bubble and consequent bust, the latest judgement against Nomura Securities for selling fraudulent mortgages to Fannie and Freddie should be icing on the cake.
Business
Dissolving Fannie and Freddie makes no sense for several reasons. There is no financing model that has yet been created to replace their securitization structure that in effect guarantees almost all conforming and Hi-Balance conforming loans, and which account for more than 60 percent of loan originations today.
Politics
America's national housing policy seems, in a word, adrift: rudderless, following the whims of the prevailing political winds of the day, the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, wherever they might take us.
Politics
The homebuyer of tomorrow should not be asked to pay for the fleeting temporary tax reduction and unemployment benefit extension of yesterday.
Home & Living
Released in July 2014, FHFA Brief 14-02, '"First Time Homebuyer Share and House Price Growth", arrives at a statistically supported conclusion that is at the very least predictable, if not painfully obvious.
Business
Goldman and Morgan Stanley are also in preliminary discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice about settling allegations
Politics
I doubt many American know anything about this group composed mainly of business and real estate lawyers and now engaged in drafting something called the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.
Politics
As voices across the ideological spectrum have come to recognize the need for serious reform of our housing finance system with a greater role for private capital, the nation's top housing regulator made an unfortunate revelation.
Politics
Millions of Americans may soon become part of an expanded government database that would give two federal regulatory agencies an up-close and personal view of their private financial lives that, if breached, could make for a really bad day for a whole lot of people.
Business
For those in the real estate finance and home building industry, the coming of Mel Watt as the newly inducted Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency could not have come at a more propitious time.
Business
"[O]ur overriding objective is to ensure that there is broad liquidity in the housing finance market and to do so in a way
Politics
Being a champion of homeownership or affordable housing options is not risky policy, it is essential to growing wealth. Unfortunately, as pointed out by many civil rights organizations, there are provisions of the Johnson-Crapo discussion draft that will only exacerbate the current disparities in homeownership rates.
Business
April 16 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp posted a first-quarter loss as the No. 2 U.S. bank recorded $6 billion in litigation
Business
These findings "cast doubt on whether performing pre-foreclosure property inspections adds value," the report concludes. The