housing market

5 ways the coronavirus could affect home prices

04/30/20

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index hasn't yet reflected the impact of the coronavirus, but an independent market maker has some thoughts on how it might.

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4 questions as CFPB closes in on revamp of key mortgage rule

01/21/20

The agency is sending a strong message that it won’t rush to end an exemption for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while also signaling longer-term changes that will affect all lenders.

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GSE investors better beware underlying risks

01/02/20

The FHFA’s attempt to move some of its balance sheet into the private sector could leave investors with greater liabilities than they were initially told.

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Rate cuts have put U.S. economy on ‘strong footing’: N.Y. Fed's Williams

12/13/19

John Williams said Friday that the Federal Reserve's three interest rate cuts this year have bolstered the housing market and consumer spending.

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Don't believe doom and gloom on Fannie, Freddie

11/19/19

There's been chatter that investors are shying away from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities because Congress may not enact housing finance reform. Be skeptical of those claims.

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Subprime mortgages keep minting cash for ex-Bear Stearns banker

11/11/19

Tom Marano, a former Bear Stearns banker, was apparently well compensated following the housing crisis for heading up ResCap and Ditech, both of which went into bankruptcy.

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SOFR-linked deals plummet; 1MDB scandal mastermind settles with DOJ

10/31/19

Issuance of securities backed by the ostensible Libor replacement hit by money market turmoil; Jho Low will surrender luxury assets.

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Let’s get housing reform right this time

10/21/19

As lawmakers tackle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, any revamp must lessen risk to the mortgage system and U.S. taxpayers.

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'Another hysterical voice of doom': Comments of the week

09/26/19

Readers sound off on climate change, the Federal Reserve's incoming real-time payments system, praise efforts for gender pay equity and more.

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5 changes lenders want from CFPB’s rewrite of QM rule

09/24/19

Industry groups are calling on the consumer bureau to eliminate the debt-to-income limit for “qualified mortgages” and provide a short-term extension of special treatment for Fannie- and Freddie-backed loans.

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