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Mortgage servicers remain hopeful U.S. will deliver coronavirus relief

04/20/20

Federal backing for firms facing a deluge of missed mortgage payments is still on the table despite recent comments by an official who questioned the need to help the industry.

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‘Rent strikes’ could wreak further havoc on mortgage system

04/13/20

Tenants have threatened to suspend payments during the pandemic to pressure officials into providing rental assistance, but the effects on multifamily loans would compound concerns about servicers' liquidity and, ultimately, lenders' performance.

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Servicers to feds: Stopgap plans not enough against coronavirus

04/06/20

Ginnie Mae and the FHA provided temporary liquidity relief for mortgage servicers bracing for higher delinquencies, but the industry continues to pressure Treasury and the Fed to provide more comprehensive support.

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Trump administration to halt foreclosures as pandemic worsens

03/18/20

The temporary foreclosure moratorium on loans backed by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comes after lawmakers and housing advocates had pushed for steps to avoid consumers getting booted from their homes.

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Calls mount for U.S. to halt foreclosures, evictions amid health crisis

03/15/20

A national moratorium would be costly to lenders and servicers, but proponents say it's needed to help cushion the economic blow of the pandemic.

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Trump to name former HUD official as FHA commissioner

02/20/20

Dana Wade would succeed Brian Montgomery, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Refinance mortgage applications reach highest level since 2013

02/12/20

Refinance application activity last week was the highest in nearly seven years, with more than triple the volume from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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JPMorgan mulls return to FHA-backed mortgages after era of fines

02/05/20

JPMorgan Chase may jump back into a mortgage program that helps low-income Americans buy homes, mulling a return years after most banks pulled back from the business in frustration over billions of dollars in penalties.

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FHA wants banks back. Updating servicing could be the answer.

01/13/20

Despite changes by the Federal Housing Administration, bankers remain reluctant to join the program for fear of legal liability. But that could change if it revamps servicing processes, experts say.

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GSEs might operate under consent decree, Calabria says

01/08/20

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria discussed the possibility of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate under a consent order to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to be able to raise capital.

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