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NEW BofA Looks to Exit Correspondent, What Next?
NEW BofA Settlement in Question; NMLS's Interesting Originator Stats; Impact of GNMA's Mod Rule
NEW Reader Feedback on Potential Government Refi Plan; Markets Calm After Storm
NEW Feedback on Potential Housing Bailout Programs
NEW New Refinance Program Unlikely. What About a 21st Century Homestead Act?
NEW FDIC Sued Over WAMU's Bad Loans; LPS Sued Over Robo-Signing Allegations; Bank of America in Downward Spiral
NEW PMI Suspended by GSEs; FHA Rebuilds Rental Units; Appraisers Hurting Home Sales?; S&P President Resigns
NEW Originator Turnover Observations; HUD Updates on Loan Limits; Eligibility and Credit Reg Bulletins
NEW Troubling Trends in Home Sales, Realtors Want Relaxed Regs; Rating the Ratings Agencies; Banks Cutting Jobs; Loan Submissions Needed
NEW MLOs on the Move; Pricing Overages Pay Marketing Expenses; Refinancing Borrowers from 30s to 15s; Appraisal Adjustments
NEW Big Banks Shedding Assets; Will Small Banks Keep Originating Mortgages? How Borrowers Opt Out of Trigger Lead Lists
NEW Ellie Mae Buys DataTrac; GSEs Here to Stay; Ginnie Mae Guarantees; Borrower Paid Comp Comments
NEW Mortgage Mergers and Acquisitions; Fed's View of the Economy; Florida Brokers Flee Industry; Loan Mod Fraud
NEW Foreclosure Law, Advertising Changes, Trigger Leads and 'Low Rates, Who Can Refi?'
NEW Dealing with REO Inventory; Another AARP Lawsuit; Loan Limit Cutoff Dates; LO Comp Feedback
NEW Automated Pricing Engine Issues; MLO Comp Plan Impact on Renegotiation Policies; Investor Updates
NEW Appraisal Independence Requirements; GSEs Downgraded; MIAC on Renegotiations; AIG vs. BoA;
NEW Buyback Claims; Industry Consolidation Commentary; Who Wants a Job?; What about Housing?
NEW PMI Following RMIC Down the Tubes? Saxon for Sale? REIT Prices Sliding? Too Many Questions for a Friday
NEW Explaining Wider Primary/Secondary Loan Pricing Spreads; CFPB Update; Radian vs. Quicken; RMIC Done
NEW Perspective on Rejected Title Insurance Claims; Even More Negative News for RMIC; Commercial Delinquency Rates
NEW Less Loan Production, More Repurchases Eat at Ally's Earnings; RMIC in Trouble; Renewed Interest in Regional Lenders
NEW Fannie Mae Suspends RMIC; Ocwen's Shared Appreciation Modification Program; Title Claim Trouble
NEW Revisiting Originator Compensation; Bank of America Faces New Lawsuit; Industry Earnings; Regulatory Conflict
NEW How Debt Ceiling Issues Impact Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Bankruptcy Mortgage Project; Chance to Buy REITs?
NEW Lenders Prepare for Lower Loan Limits; FHLBs Launch Salvo Against BofA; Several Investor Bulletins
NEW The Budget Issue & Mortgage Banking; GSE Housing Predictions; Kroll Bond Ratings; LPS Earnings
NEW Loan Limit Update; SAFE Act Testing Guidelines; MARS Rule; More Loan Servicing for Sale
NEW MetLife Selling Bank Unit, Not Home Loan Biz; Sham Joint Ventures; FHA Recertification Requirements; Wanna Buy Some Servicing Rights?
NEW Treasury Explores Plan to Assist Non-Agency Borrowers; Flood Insurance Extension; Mini-Correspondent Programs
NEW Post Office Offloads Real Estate; BoA vs. Wells Earnings; Credit Score Disclosure
NEW Loss Mitigation vs. Borrower Assistance; Z-Spreads and ARM Pricing; Bank Earnings; Lots of Lender Specific News
NEW Loan Limit Extension Legislation Introduced; CFPB Leadership Nomination; Citi Earnings; Industry Job Offers
NEW America's Attitude on Housing; Ginnie Mae Prices vs. Fannie Mae Prices; Prepayment Speeds; Anecdotal Feedback
NEW Chase Mortgage Banking Results; FHLBs vs. Bank of America; Ginnie Mae Pool Eligibility; HUD Kickback Settlement
NEW Lawmakers Push High-LTV Refinance Program with No LLPAs; Debt Ceiling Chatter; New Acting FHA Commish
NEW Negotiated Underwriting Guidelines; Largest REIT Getting Larger; Fannie Freddie Merger; Cash-Out Timeline; LQI Update
NEW Bank Directors Approving Loans; Fixing Consumer Credit; Debt Ceiling Debate; Poor Jobs Data
NEW Pipeline Hedging: Best Practices in Secondary Marketing
NEW Revisiting Mortgage Booms and Busts Offers Perspective
NEW Continuing-Ed: The Value of Loan Servicing
NEW Must Read SAFE Act Implementation Update
NEW Share Input on New GFE/TIL; Fannie Mae Economics; HVCC; Covered Bonds; NMLS Renewal Tips
NEW Compliance Officers Face New Era of Home Lending Risks
NEW Common Sense Strategies for Mortgage Operations Meetings
NEW MortCap on Hedge Capacity Utilization & QRM
NEW The Evolution of Internet-Based Mortgage Lending
NEW Confessions of a Mortgage Banker: Communicating the Truth
NEW Reverse Mortgage Exit Motivations; Assessing Counterparty Risk; TILA & HOEPA Fee Based Triggers; HUD Training
NEW Industry Opinions: Financial Education, Underwriting Regs, TBTF, Mortgage Insurance