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

CHLA, CMLA & NAACP Op-Ed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Troubles as capital dwindles (6/7/17)

As capital dwindles, trouble looms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac This Op-Ed appeared in The Hill on June 7, 2017. BY GLEN CORSO, SCOTT OLSON AND HILARY SHELTON, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS  Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt recently delivered two direct messages to Congress: First, it is dangerous … Continue reading