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Will the public finally know if the Treasury took over Fannie and Freddie, despite the secondary mortgage market firms being adequately capitalized? Investors have long argued this is so, and that the controversial Third Amendment Sweep is illegal. Now, a federal judge is siding with them.
A controversial bill currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate would substantially delay cuts to the fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders to guarantee loans, and use those very fees to fund massive transportation projects.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both rolled out individual low down payment mortgage products to expand the credit box for first-time homeowners. But unlike industry talk, this doesn't mean lending is returning to the practices that led to the housing crisis because of these four changes.
House prices inched up 0.4% in May, on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according a new home sales report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Thanks to rising demand and shrinking supply, the median existing-home price for all housing types reached an all-time high in June. Click through to learn more about June's record existing-home sales.
Radian Group posted second-quarter net income of $50 million, a drop compared to last year’s second quarter net income of $174.8 million. However, once adjusted, its diluted net operating income per share for the quarter was $0.4, which beat analyst expectations by $0.05.
It was a flat week for mortgage applications, with the Mortgage Bankers Association reporting that applications barely wavered and increased 0.1% for the week ending July 17.
In this role, Embry will continue to oversee and manage the company's enterprise risk management group and represent PRMI’s interests with industry and trade groups as well as provide significant consultative direction in the company’s day-to-day and long-range business activities.
Just days after the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to MERSCORP Holdings, which saw its mortgage assignment authority challenged in Kentucky, MERS secured another win from the same court.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency just announced a new merger between CIT Bank and OneWest Bank.
The Mortgage Partnership Finance, a group of Federal Home Loan Banks, announced that it issued its first mortgage bond guaranteed by Ginnie Mae. The $5 million security is backed by mortgages originated by community lenders.
While it may seem like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been around forever, the CFPB actually opened its doors just four years ago: July 21, 2011. Here's everything you need to know about the agency synonymous with financial regulation.
You can finally mark your calendars. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially finalized the rule to change the effective date of the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, also called TRID, to Oct. 3, 2015.
All 510,000 acres of Waggoner Ranch are on sale for $725 million. With more than 600 buyers interested, the giant ranch looks like it will net a giant commission for two firms.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held an open executive session Tuesday morning to consider an original bill to extend certain expired tax provisions, which includes three critical extensions for the housing industry.
Expanded partnership will combine Encompass with three Fannie products and will affect 120,000 mortgage professionals and thousands of mortgage companies.
The first-mortgage default rate increased to 0.8%, moving away from last month’s historical low. However, according to the report, the data is not an immediate cause for concern. It reflects continued optimism and spending by consumers.
The mortgage insurance industry runs on a cycle, and according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Service, it’s currently in a sweet spot for these three reasons.