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Where Have the First-Time Home Buyers Gone?
But when it comes to homes financed by conventional or government-backed loans, first-time buyers still account for a historically high share of purchases, according to a new paper from researchers at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA, which ...
FHFA Seeks Industry Input on Strategic Plan  National Mortgage Professional Magazine
Pershing Square sues over Fannie and Freddie bailout  Taipei Times
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Goldman to Buy $3.15 Billion of Debt to End FHFA Claims
The buyback represents a premium of about $1.2 billion and makes the two U.S.-owned mortgage-finance companies whole on the securities, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the firms' government overseer, said yesterday in a statement. The cost of the ...
Goldman to Pay $3.15 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims  New York Times
Goldman Sachs, US agency in mortgage settlement worth $1.2 billion  The Star Online
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US housing finance regulator eyes more support for poor borrowers
... regulator for U.S. housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said on Friday it wants the two firms to provide more support to low-income Americans taking out mortgages and refinancing their loans.
FHFA Report a Waste of Taxpayer Time and Money  Huffington Post (blog)
Fannie Mae Unable To Dismiss NYSE listing news  ValueWalk
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Many homeowners still qualify for mortgage relief
Watt recently became the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and oversees the HARP program. He says many Americans who hear about it think it sounds fishy.
Federal Gov't Seeks More Support for Poor Borrowers
The FHFA said it wants Freddie Mac, which is second only to Fannie Mae in the amount of housing finance it provides, to gradually expand the number of loans it backs for low-income multifamily buildings, such as apartment buildings, to 230,000 in 2017 ...
US housing finance regulator unveils proposal for common security
The development of the new security is part of a program launched by the FHFA in 2012 to cut costs by replacing outdated systems at the two firms with a common infrastructure.
Regulators propose single mortgage-backed security for Fannie and Freddie  MarketWatch (blog)
Ackman's Pershing Square Sues US Over Fannie, Freddie  Businessweek
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Bank of America to make $17 bn mortgage settlement
Bank of America settled a separate case early this year with the Federal Housing Finance Agency for $9.5 billion. The settlement would be the largest arising from the mortgage industry's deceptive or abusive practices leading up to the 2008 financial ...
Why Underwater Homeowners Won't Be Saved By Bank Of America's $17 ...  Huffington Post
BofA Settles, KPMG Bank Rules, Chilton Hired: Compliance  Bloomberg
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FHFA Proposal Could Raise Mortgage Costs
A recent proposal recently put forth by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), though it intends to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from another financial crisis, could lead to higher mortgage insurance premiums for thousands of borrowers, ...
HSBC, Nomura lose bid to avoid US agency's mortgage lawsuits
29 in a case by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that the bank has estimated could expose it to $1.6 billion in liability.
Goldman Sachs (GS) Enters $1.2B Settlement with FHFA Over RBMS Sales ...
(Goldman) has reached agreements with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (as conservator for Fannie Mae (OTCBB: FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB: FMCC)) to resolve all federal and state securities law claims brought by FHFA with respect to ...
Fitch: Goldman Sachs' FHFA Settlement Neutral for Credit Ratings  Reuters
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