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Brian Collins

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Ginnie Mae Helps Nonbanks Score Cash to Play in Mortgage Market
March 31, 2015 Some nonbank issuers of mortgage-backed securities are wrestling with capital pressures, and Ginnie Mae has cooperated with...

Low Inventories Putting Damper on Housing Recovery
February 13, 2015 Lenders are seeing higher demand for homes but are expecting only modest growth in sales this year due to the limited housing...

Republicans Hammer Castro Over FHA Premium Reduction
February 11, 2015 GOP lawmakers on Wednesday harshly criticized the Federal Housing Administration's recent move to lower insurance premiums,...

Why New CFPB Closing Form Is Driving Lenders 'Crazy'
February 5, 2015 New disclosure rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau don't go into effect until this summer, but lenders are...

FHFA's Watt Defends Contentious Home Loan Bank Membership Plan
February 4, 2015 In an interview, FHFA Director Mel Watt said there needs to be greater clarity to ensure some entities aren't taking improper...

Federal Court Dismisses Another GSE Investor Suit
February 3, 2015 Efforts by investors in the government-sponsored enterprises to find a more friendly court to challenge the government's...

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...

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