Is Trump’s suspension of FHA mortgage insurance premium cut good or bad? – Housing Wire 1/20/2017

Suspended indefinitely January 20, 2017 by  Brena Swanson From the above-referenced Housing Wire article:  “Scott Olson, the Community Home Lenders Association’s executive director, is hopeful that the cut will stick around after review.  ‘Based on the prior administration’s lack of communication on the FHA premium reduction, we believe the decision to … Continue reading

CHLA Touts Role of Non-Banks in FHA Lending – Response to Moody’s Economist 1/11/17

 Community Home Lenders Association Touts Role of Non-Banks in FHA Lending –  Response to Article by Moody’s Economist   Contact: Scott Olson                                                    For Immediate Release          571-527-2601                                … Continue reading

CHLA/CMLA Response Letter to Moody’s Analytics Economist

Mark Zandi Chief Economist Moody’s Analytics 121 North Walnut Street, Suite 500 West Chester, PA 19380-3166   Dear Mark: We read with some interest your recent Washington Post article: “How the Trump Administration can continue progress in U.S. housing”. We were struck by your comments that: “Small non-bank lenders are … Continue reading

Housing Industry Welcomes FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut – Housing Wire 1/09/2017

Positive reaction from across the industry   January 9, 2017 by Ben Lane From the above-referenced article in Housing Wire: “Scott Olson, the executive director of the Community Home Lenders Association, said that the FHA’s premium cut is long overdue. ‘As the first national association to publicly call for this action, … Continue reading

CHLA Commends HUD for FHA Premium Cut – 1/08/2017

Community Home Lenders Association Commends HUD for FHA Premium Cut For Immediate Release     January 8, 2017 Contact: Scott Olson 571-527-2601 __________________________________ Scott Olson, Executive Director of the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA), today released the following statement in response to HUD’s announcement today that it was cutting annual FHA … Continue reading

No, the Future of Fannie and Freddie Is Not a ‘Sideshow’ (12/28/16)

No, the Future of Fannie and Freddie Is Not a ‘Sideshow’ By Glen Corso, Scott Olson This Op-Ed appeared in National Mortgage News on December 28, 2016. We write jointly as representatives of community mortgage lenders to take issue with the recent opinion piece entitled “GSE ‘Recap’ Experiment is Just a … Continue reading