Five Questions Facing the GSEs Common Securitization Platform – National Mortgage News 12/27/16

  December 27, 2016 As reported by Jacob Passy of National Mortgage News, there are five questions facing the GSEs on their Common Securitization Platform (CSP), including concerns by smaller lender groups such as CHLA about proposals to turn the CSP over to a private entity.    Click Here for full … Continue reading

Rob Chrisman Newsletter 12/23/16 – CHLA Recommendations on Mortgage Regulatory Policies

“The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) sent a letter to President-Elect Trump, outlining a series of bold actions, including some focused on the regulatory environment, the incoming Administration could take in its first 100 days to ”help working families, by improving access to mortgage credit and reversing a declining homeownership rate … Continue reading

Housing Groups Turn to Trump to Recapitalize GSEs – National Mortgage News 12/23/16

December 23, 2016 As reported by Brian Collins in National Mortgage News, the Community Home Lenders Association is urging the incoming Trump administration to help recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by temporarily stopping the quarterly profit sweeps that go into the U.S. Treasury. Click Here for full article.    

Why Housing Should Rank High on Trump’s Domestic Agenda (National Mortgage News 11/10/16)

Why Housing Should Rank High on Trump’s Domestic Agenda (National Mortgage News 11/10/16)

Why Housing Should Rank High on Trump’s Domestic Agenda BY SCOTT OLSON NOV 10, 2016 4:21PM ET Eight years ago, as Barack Obama woke up the day after he was elected president of the United States, he faced housing and economic challenges of a magnitude not seen since the Great Depression. … Continue reading

Scotsman Guide 11/15/16 – FHA Insurance fund gains strength in 2016

Nov 15, 2016  16:25 ET FHA insurance fund gains strength in 2016   A strong housing market has left the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s)mortgage insurance fund on a more solid footing. FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) hit a key benchmark for stability for the second year in a row, with the fund’s capital … Continue reading

Scotsman Guide 11/30/16 – Treasury pick Mnuchin pushes GSE privatization

  Nov 30, 2016  15:05 ET Treasury pick Mnuchin pushes GSE privatization   President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Treasury said reforming and privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a top priority for the administration. Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager, told Fox Business News … Continue reading