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NEW Agencies to Limit Counterparty Risk? HARP and MI; HARP 3.0 on the Way?
NEW New CEO at Stearns; Letters on HARP and Agency Dividends; Lots of Deals Being Done
NEW Conversations at the MBA Secondary Conference; Lender, Conference, and Investor Updates
NEW Freddie's Q1 Buyback Totals; EverBank Goes Public; The CFPB and Diversity
NEW Fannie's New G-fee Policy Concerns Lenders; CFPB's Busy Summer Season Including QM
NEW Lender Updates; March Foreclosure Numbers; Latest on the Principal Forgiveness Plot
NEW Wells Fargo's Stance on Negotiations in a Foreign Language; Where to Report LO Comp Violations
NEW After 5 Banks Shuttered, a Primer on CD and Savings Rates; How Old is the Average NAR Member?
NEW MetLife Bales and Sails - Again; Ally's Earnings; Comments on Youths in Our Business
NEW Investor and Lender Updates; News from California, Utah, and Mexico; QM Chatter
NEW Flood Insurance Expiring Again? Are there any Youngsters Entering the Biz?
NEW HARP 3.0? California to Change Foreclosure Laws? MGIC and SunTrust Results
NEW Reader Input on Issues; Volcker Rule Delay - Phew! Lots Training and Conferences Coming Up
NEW Lender, Investor and Agency Updates, Plain and Simple
NEW ECOA and QM are Under CFPB; Appraisal-related Repurchase Demands; Wintrust Financial Results
NEW Borrower Behavior and Loan Statistics of Interest; Ally/Rescap Update; Chatter on Agency's Future
NEW Repurchase Tips; Tenants' Rights Under the Foreclosure Settlement; Upcoming Conferences
NEW QM Update; Second Lien Problems; NMLS Expanding to Banks; CFPB Holds Lenders Accountable for Vendors
NEW Solid Mortgage Earnings Continue as Citigroup Reports; More Investor Updates
NEW GMAC "Significantly Scales Back"; Citi's HARP 2.0; Lots of Investor, Agency, MI, and Conference Updates
NEW Chase & Wells Earnings and Mortgage Numbers; Flagstar and Freddie; The Return of Subprime?
NEW MBA's Secondary Marketing Committee; Primer on Inverse Floaters; Lender Updates
NEW Principal Forbearance vs. Forgiveness; More on CFPB and Servicing; More Investor Updates
NEW CFPB to Impact Servicing! The Volcker Rule Bringing an End to Hedging Rate Locks?
NEW Banks as Landlords; Dodd-Frank Dictates Minority & Women-owned Service Providers; The CFPB and your 401(k)
NEW HARP's Impact on Prepayment Speeds; Watch for Property Deed Scams
NEW GFI & Arizona Lawsuit Chatter of Note; Principal Reduction's Sticky Mess
NEW ING Waves the White Flag; Why Relying on the Fed to Keep Rates Low is Not a Good Thing
NEW HARP Input from LO's and Investors; Comment on the CFPB's RESPA & TILA Proposals
NEW Rumor About State LO Licensing; A Busy FDIC; Upcoming Conferences
NEW CFPB to Tackle World's Oldest Profession; Top Lenders Form Private Club; GSE's End HARP
NEW LO Comp & The CFPB; FHA & Seller Contributions; Redwood Trust, ewarehouse Chatter
NEW Redwood's Non-Agency Security; Plethora of Lender & MI Updates
NEW Mortgage Ops Jobs; HARP Pricing; Property Inspection Waiver Considerations
NEW Mortgage Brokers Making a Comeback? Ally/ResCap Update; Who is Ewarehouse?
NEW HARP 2.0 Pricing, Processing and Underwriting in Focus
NEW HARP-Mania: Catch the Wave or Let it Pass?; BofA Introduces 'Mortgage to Lease'
NEW FDIC to Define "Subprime"; Timeshare Fraud; Title Insurance Numbers; More Lender Updates
NEW FHA's Premium Increase Less than 3 Weeks Away; Lender and Investor Updates;
NEW Agency Gossip; HARP Chatter from Lenders and MI Companies;
NEW HARP 2.0 Chatter; Agencies Say No to Private Transfer Fees; The CFPB & Privacy
NEW Thoughts on Home Ownership and the FHFA REO Program; Few Argue US Economy Picking Up Some
NEW Done Stressing Over Stress Tests; Eight Most Common Underwriting Mistakes; SEC and Thornburg
NEW Acquisitions In the News; Reps and Warrants Matter; Mortgage Employment -3200 in January
NEW A Legal Take on Fannie-BofA; RESPA in the Supreme Court; Freddie's Performance
NEW PRA(P) for Servicers; Investors, Lender, and MI updates
NEW Theory on MIP Dates; The MBA and QM; Chatter on Compare Ratios and BoA/Fannie
NEW Remember "Tangible Net Benefit"? Nationstar's IPO; Fannie Update
NEW FHA Collections and Date Restrictions Put Damper on Streamline News
NEW Servicers Matter for Compare Ratios; How will the FHA Insurance Premium Change Impact Production?