Brian Collins

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New Refinancing Wave Could Hurt FHA Insurance Fund
October 21, 2014 The recent drop in interest rates has opened the door for lenders to refinance borrowers with high-cost Federal Housing...

FHFA to Change Buyback Rules for Fannie, Freddie
October 20, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is close to issuing refinements to the government-sponsored enterprises' representation and...

Fannie Giving Lenders Access to Appraisal Evaluation Tool
October 20, 2014 Lenders that use Collateral Underwriter may be eligible for Rep & Warrant relief on appraisal in the future.

GSEs to Unveil New Low Downpayment Loan Products
October 17, 2014 Changes to representation and warranty contract are also expected to be announced MBA annual convention.

'The Myth of Loosening Mortgage Credit'
October 16, 2014 A regulatory report released this summer helped fuel hopes that banks were finally beginning to loosen up on making mortgage...

Why an FHA Premium Reduction Isn't Likely (For Now)
October 16, 2014 The Obama administration is pushing to ease access to mortgage credit, particularly for first-time homebuyers, but it doesn't...

Fed's Beige Book Shows Higher CRE Loan Demand
October 15, 2014 Demand for commercial real estate and business loans continued to rebound in many regions of the country over the past six...

S.F. Home Loan Bank President Plans to Retire Next Year
October 10, 2014 Dean Schultz, the long-time head of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, is planning to retire next spring once his...

Supreme Court Takes Up Fight Over Regulatory Powers
October 10, 2014 Although the case ostensibly turns on whether loan officers should be paid for overtime, the high court is focused on whether...

Wells Fargo Economists Shake off Home Price 'Triple Dip' Fears
October 10, 2014 The pace of home price appreciation has decelerated in recent months, but it will not result in another dip where price...

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