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The House Financial Services Committee held the first in a series of hearings on the State of the FHA single-family mortgage insurance program.
On Thursday, Feb. 7th, The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2013 was introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in an effort to remove the barriers preventing many Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers from refinancing their loans to the lowest rate possible.
On Jan. 20, 2013, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a final rule on Loan Originator Compensation as part of implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
On Jan. 30, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced a series of changes to be issued this week that manage risk and further strengthen the heath of FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund).
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On Jan. 15, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.