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Mortgage Acts and Practices

September 20, 2012
At a press conference he held last week to announce the MBS purchase plan, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said tight underwriting standards, which are keeping otherwise creditworthy households from getting financing, are in fact easing.
September 20, 2012
The FHFA is proposing charging more for mortgages in these five states because it takes longer for banks to foreclose in these places.
September 18, 2012
Fannie Mae announced that it will no longer be using third-party vendors and sales teams to help manage its REO properties. However, the GSE says it does still plan to use real estate professionals to market properties.
September 17, 2012
Survey findings and an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance show that a return to safe and sound lending standards would boost home sales and add jobs.
September 14, 2012
The Federal Reserve is targeting mortgage rates again in an effort to boost the overall economy.
September 12, 2012
Now that the agency has clarified when lenders have to buy back bad loans, will banks revisit their strict GSE lending standards?
September 12, 2012
Many home owners sold themselves short when they refinanced by not shopping around -- and they may have missed out on even more savings.
August 17, 2012
On Aug. 15, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published in the Federal Register a proposal to implement new Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) rules that expand the coverage of this statute and tightens the limits of what is considered a high cost loan.
July 20, 2012
On July 9, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi submitted comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on its outline of proposals for future mortgage servicing rulemaking

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