Housing Affairs Letter

Mortgage Finance

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Premature GSE Reform Leak

Does the Trump administration have a secret reform plan for government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? By all indications it does. And it apparently wants to keep it under wraps for the time being.

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Kraninger To Take Over CFPB

Kathy Kraninger will take over the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after several months of political uncertainty. The Senate Dec. 6 confirmed Kraninger on a party line 50-49 vote to head the agency that has a firm regulatory hold on the nation’s mortgage lending

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New Flap Erupts At Consumer Bureau

Use of a racially insensitive word to describe the legitimacy of hate crimes has an employee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under fire amid calls for his resignation or firing.

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Trump Signs Dodd-Frank Rollback

It’s far short of the repeal sought by conservative Republicans, but the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief & Consumer Protection Act is regarded as the first step in an eventual complete overhaul of the Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the legislation

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Qualified Mortgage Rule Review Hinted

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau temporary Director Mick Mulvaney likely waited until the opportune political moment to say he would review what is likely the CFPB’s most onerous rule, or at least one ranking high on the banking industry’s target list; the Qualified Mortgage Rule.

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PACE Mortgages Lose FHA Backing

Bowing to opposition from some of the housing industry’s heavy hitters, including the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association, HUD moves to revoke an Obama administration initiative allowing the Federal Housing Administration to insure

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Dodd-Frank Roll Back Effort Begins

Lawmakers waste little time attempting to dismantle the Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010, a.k.a. Dodd-Frank Act, following the upheaval at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Watt Wants Raid On GSE Profits Eased

Warning that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are running out of money to cover bad mortgage loans they insure, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt urges Congress to act quickly on housing finance reform.

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Fannie, Freddie In New Money Bind

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could need a $100 billion taxpayer bailout if the U.S. economy skids into a new recession mirroring the financial collapse of 2008.

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New Fed Rate Affect On Mortgages

The move by the Federal Reserve’s policymakers to raise the benchmark interest rate for the third time in six months likely will have little effect on mortgage interest rates for the time being. The slight increase in the home mortgage interest rates this week was set in advance of the

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