Nat’l Mortgage News 12/27/16 – Five Questions Facing the GSEs Common Securitization Platform

Nat’l Mortgage News 12/27/16 – Five Questions Facing the GSEs Common Securitization Platform

Five Questions Facing the GSEs’ Common Securitization Platform By Jacob Passy December 27, 2016   EXCERPT: But market response to the new security and the platform is not the only concern on lenders’ minds when considering the CSP. Who controls the platform is another worry for some smaller lenders. While … Continue reading

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

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

Nat’l Mortgage News 12/23/16 – Housing Groups Turn to Trump to Recapitalize GSEs

Nat’l Mortgage News 12/23/16 – Housing Groups Turn to Trump to Recapitalize GSEs

Housing Groups Turn to Trump to Recapitalize GSEs By Brian Collins December 23, 2016 “The Obama administration has been adamant against amending the sweep agreement,” said Scott Olson, executive director of the Community Home Lenders Association. “We are hoping the Trump administration will take a different position.” WASHINGTON — The … Continue reading

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

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

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