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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
NEW Wells Fargo Exits Reverse Mortgage Business; Harmony Loan Product; LPS Sees Fewer Defaults; Radian Loosens Regs
NEW Feedback on VA Interest Rate Reduction Loans; HUD Career Opportunities; Fewer Free Checking Accounts
NEW Financial Literacy and "Rational Ignorance"; More Leadership Shuffling; Ginnie Mae HMBS; Prepay Perspective
NEW Common Reasons for Declined Loans; Using the NMLS Logo; Broker Marketshare Feedback; Loan Limits
NEW Brokers' Market Share Falls to New All-Time Low in 1st Quarter; Call Report Deadline; Feedback from the Trenches; Investor Bulletins
NEW NAHB Construction Outlook Downgraded; Feedback on REITs; Loan Modification Stats; Foreclosure Scrutiny Delays Ally IPO
NEW Fannie Prepay Speeds vs. Freddie Prepay Speeds; Aggressive HUD Training Schedule; REITs; Median Income Limits
NEW Leadership Changes at Freddie Mac; Overzealous Regulations; CMBS Redefault Rate; Fed Sees Second Half Bounce
NEW Risk Retention Comment Period Extended, Feedback Still Needed; Goldman Selling Servicing Division; Fannie/Freddie Updates
NEW Underwriters Who Must Comply with SAFE Act Licensing; Jobs Down But Shops are Hiring; Anyone Left to Refinance?
NEW Feedback Needed: Risk Retention Comment Period Almost Expired
NEW Post-Closing's Impact on Hedging Costs; Bank Liquidity and Required Reserves; ADP's Accuracy; NMLS Training
NEW Ginnie Mae Issuance in April; FHA Wholesaler with Limited Overlays ; Account Exec Job Opening; Investor Bulletins
NEW HUD Addresses Upcoming Reduction in Loan Limits; Foreclosure Moratoriums Back; Repurchase Requests Down
NEW Pipeline Hedging Costs; Servicer Single Point of Contact; High Concentration of Foreclosures; Looking for Jumbo Lender?
NEW Mortgage Reforms Threaten "Tsunami" of Burdens on Industry; Revisiting Rural Housing; Feedback Needed on New Disclosures
NEW Goldman Sachs Buying Up Jumbo Mortgage Product. More Lenders Chasing Non-Agency Deals; Appraisal Feedback
NEW Declining Productivity in Home Lending; 620 FICO FHA Buyers; Non-Agency Product Funding; Google Mortgage Advisor
NEW Customary and Reasonable Fees: Appraisers Under Fire
NEW Reg-Z and Non-Owner Occupied Properties; Insight on Muni Bonds; How Rating Agencies Evaluate Banks; More on Loan Origination Systems
NEW Correspondent Investors Question Purchasing Practices; Loan Origination System Discussion; GSEs Blocking Private-Label MBS Market?
NEW Big Banks Entrenched in Consumer Finance; Quicken Responds to Compensation Allegations; NAR Income & Age Demographics
NEW Originator Compensation Issue Back in Court; House Speaker Shares Thoughts on Housing; Freddie REO Sales Promotion; Loan Limits