Brian Collins

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New HUD Secretary Set to Take Office on Monday
July 25, 2014 Castro takes helm as housing recovery continues to lag the rest of the economy.

Major Builder Sees Opportunity in First-Time Buyers
July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Due to an improving jobs market and better credit conditions, homebuilder D.R. Horton, Inc. is betting the time...

FHA Working to Mitigate Lender Litigation Fears
July 23, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration is revamping its loan review processes to correct faulty underwriting in an effort to lure...

How VA Underwriting Tool Could Free Lenders from QM's Constraints
July 23, 2014 The Department of Veterans Affairs' residual income test would give lenders more confidence to make riskier loans, according...

FHFA Proposal Could Force Price Hikes for Mortgage Insurance
July 23, 2014 Lower rates of return would require insurers to charge higher premiums or stop covering loans to borrowers with lower credit...

FHFA Can't Stop Hedge Fund Probe of GSE Dividend Plan, Judge Says
July 22, 2014 A federal judge has directed regulators to stop blocking a hedge fund from conducting discovery into the government's decision...

Housing Groups Criticize Single-Family Rental Investment Firms
July 21, 2014 Advocates blame the securitization-financed, institutional-scale landlords for astronomical rents and poor maintenance and...

SunTrust Ramping Up Loan Sales to Meet Liquidity Standards
July 21, 2014 SunTrust Banks is planning to sell $2.1 billion in government-guaranteed, performing residential mortgages this quarter, after...

Double-Whammy Coming When HELOCs, Loan Mods Reset in 2015
July 16, 2014 Borrowers with a first-lien modification and home equity line of credit could face a spike in their monthly mortgage...

Bank of America Almost Done Selling Mortgage Servicing Rights
July 16, 2014 Bank of America completed a $2.1 billion bulk sale of nonperforming home loans in the second quarter, and is almost done with...

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