Brian Collins

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Legislative Experts Question Legality of Treasury's GSE Moves
January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON The Treasury Department has exceeded its authority by keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship so...

Legal Battles Only Beginning After Key Rescission Ruling
January 26, 2015 The Supreme Court gave borrowers the path to file a rescission notice without going to court, but experts expect more banks to...

Hope of FHA Refi Boom Grows on Eve of Premium Cut
January 23, 2015 Early signs point to a wave of Federal Housing Administration borrowers trying to tap into lower prices for mortgage backing.

HUD Secretary: Getting a Mortgage Will Be a Bit Easier This Year
January 21, 2015 Julian Castro, secretary of housing and urban development, said 2015 will be a year of "housing opportunity" as the economy...

What's Really Holding Back Access to Credit
January 15, 2015 While put-backs and litigation risk are widely recognized as factors that have contributed to tight credit conditions, another...

Everybody Hates FHFA's Home Loan Bank Membership Plan
January 14, 2015 A federal agency's plan to tighten membership rules for Federal Home Loan banks would hurt community banks and credit unions ...

No More FHA Premium Cuts for Now: Castro
January 13, 2015 Lenders and homebuyers should not expect further reductions in Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance premiums...

HUD Chief Defends FHA Premium Cut, Saying 'It's the Right Time'
January 8, 2015 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro moved swiftly on Thursday to defend pending cuts to the Federal Housing...

Obama Expected to Announce Half-Point Cut to FHA Annual Premium
January 7, 2015 President Obama is expected to announce a half-percentage-point reduction in the Federal Housing Administration's annual...

Bill to Tweak QM Rule Has Chance in New Congress: Industry
January 5, 2015 Mortgage lenders are hoping the new Republican-controlled Congress will be more receptive to making changes to the "qualified...

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