The Real Estate Services (RES) Update is designed to keep diversified real estate firms and their agents informed about issues impacting their businesses. This monthly newsletter includes legislative and regulatory updates, news on industry trends, and the latest information on NAR activities as they affect diversified real estate firms.
On Sept. 20, 2012, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) proposed adjustments to the Guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for individual states where the GSEs estimated longer timelines and higher costs for completing foreclosures.
Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) released a white paper on the creation of a common secondary market securitization platform to begin the process of GSE Reform.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its proposed policy to allow companies to test new consumer disclosures on a case-by-case basis.
Last week, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled, "Oversight of FHA: Examining HUD's Response to Fiscal Challenges".
The House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the House Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity held a joint subcommittee hearing on “Examining the Impact of the Proposed Rules to Implement Basel III Capital Standards.”
FHA released their Annual Report to Congress and the Actuarial Review of the 2012 Financial Status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.