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Fannie Mae lowers mortgage rate forecast and says home-price growth will accelerate | 2019-07-16

FHFA flip-flops, won’t blacklist VantageScore as FICO alternative for Fannie and Freddie | 2019-08-13

In a rather surprising development, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday that it will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to consider using VantageScore as...
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New villain in battle over CFPB mortgage rule: Appendix Q

Mortgage lenders are urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to overhaul a set of little-known guidelines for how they document a borrower’s creditworthiness.As...
Incenter brokering $8 billion in GSE mortgage servicing rights

Incenter brokering $8 billion in GSE mortgage servicing rights

An $8 billion mortgage servicing rights package consisting of newly originated conforming loans is up for bid, according to broker Incenter Mortgage Advisors.Incenter...
Housing News Podcast: Angel Oak’s Tom Hutchens explains what the QM Patch's expiration means for the housing industry | 2019-08-09

Housing News Podcast: Angel Oak’s Tom Hutchens explains what the QM Patch’s expiration means...

The Housing News Podcast is a weekly wrap of the top news stories by HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins. Click below to listen. Each week,...
David Applegate to step down as CEO of Common Securitization Solutions | 2019-08-08

David Applegate to step down as CEO of Common Securitization Solutions | 2019-08-08

In June, Robert Fishman, deputy director of Federal Housing Finance Agency, was quoted saying, “The mortgage world has changed today.” This was in response...
CFPB finds Freedom Mortgage intentionally reported inaccurate HMDA data | 2019-06-05

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac delaying use of new Uniform Residential Loan Application | 2019-08-08

Nearly three years ago, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they were changing the standard mortgage application form for the first time...

Former Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton: Trump’s Treasury sees GSE reform as “mostly happened”...

Donald Layton, who stepped down as the CEO of Freddie Mac a month ago, is providing some insight into the Trump administration’s view...
NAR: More Americans are ready to buy homes, but will this momentum last? | 2019-06-20

Americans have never felt better about buying a house than they do right now...

In July, housing confidence increased as more Americans reported now is a good time to buy, according to Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment...
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Many homebuyers pick mortgage lender before signing contract: Fannie

Before signing a home purchase contract, the vast majority of potential homebuyers already selected their mortgage lender in order to compete with investors,...
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Lenders dread prospect of Fannie, Freddie losing CFPB exemption

Mortgage lenders are fearful that the bottom will fall out of the housing market if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to revise...

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