Wednesday , 21 October 2020

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Legislation, Not FHFA’s Administrative Actions, Should Drive Housing Policy, Analyst Says

By Brian Honea Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, wrote on the American Action Forum’s blog, “The Daily Dish,” earlier this week that logic would dictate large reforms to the housing finance system following the crash, yet no such large reform has taken place. The post Legislation, Not FHFA’s Administrative Actions, Should Drive Housing Policy, Analyst Says appeared …

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Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Seventh Time in Last Eight Months for Freddie Mac

By Brian Honea Meanwhile, the serious delinquency rate on Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgage loans, dropped by seven basis points down to 1.66 percent, its lowest level since reporting 1.52 percent in November 2008 just as the crisis was beginning. The post Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Seventh Time in Last Eight Months for Freddie Mac appeared first on DSNews. Via:: Mortgage …

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AD&C Loans Expand for the First Quarter

By xhevrije In the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Eye on Housing blog, Robert Dietz, VP for tax and market analysis, found that the volume of residential AD&C loans outstanding expanded 4.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015. This will mark the 8th consecutive quarter of growth. The post AD&C Loans Expand for the First Quarter appeared first …

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Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services

By Brian Honea U.S. Real Estate Services (USRES), a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC) headquartered in Lake Forest, California, has announced that Citadel Servicing Corporation (CSC) is using its origination broker price opinion (BPO) services, according to an announcement from USRES. The post Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services appeared first on theMReport.com. Via:: Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES …

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Mortgage Rates Still Not Fully Committed to Recovery

By Matthew Graham Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates moved sideways-to-slightly lower in most cases today, but only after underlying bond markets fought back from morning weakness. Before that, most lenders were offering slightly higher rates than yesterday, though the differences would be seen in the form of closing costs as opposed to in the rate itself. 4.0% remains …

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Appraisal Institute lobbies Congress for less rigid standards

More than 100 Appraisal Institute professionals descended upon Capitol Hill May 20-22 in hopes of bringing about national change in how the appraisal profession is regulated. Keep reading to see why the institute said it’s time to ease the regulatory burden on appraisers, and what types of changes it’s advocating. Via:: Appraisal Institute lobbies Congress for less rigid standards       

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