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Aug 05, 2015 12:30 PM

CFPB Asks Mortgage Industry to Stop Using MSAs

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is concerned about the business model behind marketing services agreements and wants mortgage lenders to stop using them, HousingWire reported July 30. The CFPB recently has fined lenders for alleged kickbacks and other MSA-related violations.

Jul 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Court Orders Release of Fannie, Freddie Conservatorship Docs

A Federal Claims Court on July 21 granted a motion requiring the U.S. Department of the Treasury to release all discovery document materials related to the decision to put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship, HousingWire reported.

Jul 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

Mixed economic and lending reports caused average fixed mortgage rates to drop during the past week, Freddie Mac reported July 23 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Jul 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Fed Directs 8 Largest US Banks to Hold Extra Capital

Federal regulators are directing the eight largest U.S. banks to maintain capital at levels beyond industry requirements to protect against unexpected losses and to reduce the possibility of future taxpayer bailouts, the Chicago Tribune reported July 20. The banks will have to jointly possess $200 billion in additional capital.

Jul 22, 2015 12:30 PM

Georgia Proposes AMC Fee Rule, Releases Fee Study

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board on July 17 proposed a rule requiring appraisal management companies to pay appraisers customary and reasonable fees for appraisal services performed for single- to four-family residential dwellings. The Board also released the results of an appraisal fee study.

Jul 22, 2015 12:30 PM

Appraiser, Homeowner Opinions Growing Further Apart

June was the fifth consecutive month when homeowner and appraiser opinions on home values grew further apart, Quicken Loans reported July 14 in its Home Price Perception Index. The disparity is attributed to the normalization of home prices across the country.

Jul 22, 2015 12:30 PM

Beige Book: Residential, Commercial Markets Improving

The Federal Reserve Beige Book released July 15 showed positive activity in both residential and commercial real estate markets, including increases in home sales, home-price appreciation and declining inventory in most districts. Several districts reported modest-to-moderate increases in commercial real estate activity.

Jul 15, 2015 01:08 PM

Industry Groups Join Fannie, Freddie to Create Advisory Group

Multiple trade associations joined Fannie, Freddie and Common Securitization Solutions, the company formed by the government-sponsored enterprises to help design and implement a single security, to create an industry advisory group to provide feedback on single-security development, HousingWire reported July 8.

Jul 15, 2015 12:30 PM

Study Shows Housing Value in Every US County

New York City's five counties account for less than 1 percent of the nation's total land area but constitute 5 percent of its housing value, analytics firm Metrocosm reported July 7 in a series of cartograms that track housing values by U.S. county.

Jul 15, 2015 12:30 PM

White House Introduces Tougher Housing Segregation Rules

The White House on July 8 announced new rules that will require cities and localities to account for how they use federal housing money to reduce racial disparities or face possible penalties, The New York Times reported. The rules seek to enforce the civil rights-era fair housing law that prohibits overt residential discrimination.

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