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Federal Housing Finance Agency yet to act on controversial homeowner's ...
WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has yet to deliver on changes to a controversial type of homeowner's insurance even as its director told the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday that it's making progress.
FHFA Won't Rule Out Ending Fannie, Freddie Oversight Without Congress  Wall Street Journal
Warner, Warren Urge FHFA Action on Housing Finance Infrastructure and ...  Insurance News Net
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Risky Business: �Easy Money�. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA ...
On Monday, the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Mel Watt, announced that Fannie and Freddie would slash the minimum down-payment requirement on mortgages from 5 percent to 3 percent while making loans more available to ...
New worry for taxpayers at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  Yahoo Finance (blog)
Letter to FHFA on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Affordable Housing Goals
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Dems Sharply Criticize FHFA's Watt on Principal Reductions
Dems Sharply Criticize FHFA's Watt on Principal Reductions. by Victoria Finkle. NOV 19, 2014 4:41pm ET. Only eleven months after cheering Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt's confirmation, Senate Democrats are fed up with the pace of ...
Are Housing Regulators Quietly Dropping Their Opposition to PACE?
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government entity responsible for regulating America's multi-trillion-dollar secondary mortgage market, is reportedly easing its opposition to local programs that allow homeowners to pay for renewable energy and ...
FHFA Policy Changes May Loosen Lending Requirements  Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog)
Why Optimism About the Housing Market Doesn't Mean a Big Recovery
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US housing finance regulator leaves loan limits mostly unchanged
The Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a statement it will allow the two mortgage finance giants to purchase loans of up to $417,000 for single-unit properties in all but 46 U.S.
Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair value  Los Angeles Times
Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure  Washington Post (blog)
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A Challenge to the New Congress: Pass Housing Finance Reform
Over six years ago, when the federal government placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship, experts from public, private, and academic worlds concurred: housing finance in the United States was mortally flawed. The private sector reaped the ...
Did we learn anything from financial crisis?  U-T San Diego
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House Financial Committee head says FHFA's Watt on wrong track
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced his plans to change some of the housing finance industry lending standards to expand the credit box, and the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is sounding a warning Watt ...
Regulator Seeks to Allay Fears of Risky Mortgage Lending  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac post third quarter profits  Christian Science Monitor
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Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages
Watt said Monday the FHFA was taking steps to clarify the circumstances under which Fannie and Freddie could force a lender to repurchase a loan, in an effort to reduce lender confusion.
How a top housing regulator plans to make it easier to get a mortgage  Washington Post (blog)
Mortgage Giants Set to Loosen Lending  Wall Street Journal
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FHFA Loan Limits 'Incrementally Positive' For Housing
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has kept national conforming loan limits steady for 2015 and increased it in 46 high-cost U.S.
FHFA House Price Index up again
�Easing interest rates and modestly improving labor market conditions helped to drive up prices in the third quarter,� said FHFA Principal Economist Andrew Leventis. �The price increases were relatively small in most areas, however, and are consistent ...
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