Small lenders and affordable housing groups issue joint GSE reform proposal – Housing Wire 6/28/17

A guide to protect small lenders June 28, 2017: by  Brena Swanson From the above Housing Wire article:   “Small lender and affordable housing association groups worked together to create a joint release of GSE reform principles in order to ensure the safety of their respective members.  The organizations that signed the 1-page list of … Continue reading

CHLA, NAR weigh in on regulatory burdens in comment letter to HUD – Housing Wire 6/15/17

FHA premiums, fair housing, appraisal requirements top list of industry concerns for HUD June 15, 2017 by Brena Swanson From the above-referenced Housing Wire article:  “CHLA recommended that FHA reduce the annual insurance premium on forward loans from .85% to .55%. “We note that even with this change, overall premium levels … Continue reading

The Hill 6/07/17 – CHLA, CMLA & NAACP Op-Ed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Troubles as Capital Dwindles

As capital dwindles, trouble looms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac BY GLEN CORSO, SCOTT OLSON AND HILARY SHELTON, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS - 06/07/17 06:40 PM EDT 30 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt recently delivered two direct messages to Congress: First, it is dangerous to operate the two institutions that … Continue reading