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What Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin Means for the Mortgage Market
Fannie and Freddie continue to play a crucial role in housing. They back the majority of new mortgages and, together with government agency Ginnie Mae, issue nearly all new mortgage bonds.
4 big areas where Steven Mnuchin could change policy at Treasury  Politico
Trump Tax Cut Means Billion-Dollar Writedowns at Banks  Bloomberg
When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?
Acknowledging the problem, Fannie's and Freddie's government regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, directed the companies two years ago to begin examining how to improve their scoring systems.
Settling The Fannie Freddie Fiasco: Steven Mnuchin Reverse The Obama ...  Forbes
Fannie and Freddie Should Exit Government Grip, Mnuchin Says  Bloomberg
How will US home prices fare in 2017?
But that small initial increase, which would be the first upward tilt in rates since December of 2015, is unlikely to reduce demand for housing.
Good news for homebuyers: Feds increase loan limit for affordable mortgages
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that for 2017 it will raise the maximum size of a so-called "conforming loan" to $424,100 in the Chicago area and in most other counties throughout the U.S.
3 THINGS TO KNOW: Florida tops US in home-price gains in past year
Florida home values have risen thanks to strong job growth and a robust rebound from the housing crash. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, uses an index, so there's no dollar figure ...
Trump Adds Prominent Regulation Critic to Finance 'Landing Team'
Tim Bitsberger will be a part of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Team. He served as assistant secretary of the treasury for financial markets during the George W. Bush administration and most recently was a managing director at BNP Paribas.
Trump Picks Industry Vets as 'Landing Teams' for CFPB, Regulators  National Mortgage News
US regulator to raise mortgages limits for Fannie, Freddie
The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Wednesday it raised the maximum limit on mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can acquire in 2017, the first increase since 2006, as home prices have risen above their third-quarter 2007 levels.
The $417000 Ceiling for Mortgages is Going Up  Wall Street Journal
FHFA increases conforming loan limits for first time since 2006  HousingWire
Don't Hold Your Breath on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
A simple bilateral agreement between Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency would be sufficient to stop the current “profit sweep” whereby all of Fannie and Freddie's earnings go to the government.
Conventional Home Mortgage Loan Limit to Rise Next Year
Here is what is changing: For the first time in a decade, the Federal Housing Finance Agency raised the dollar limit on loans that qualify for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage finance giants.
Financial Services Industry Seeing Increase in Requests from Federal ...
... the Department of Treasury, the Regional Federal Reserve Banks, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (FBG), the Federal Housing Finance Agency ...