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JACK GUTTENTAG: Will down payment assistance program result in more defaults?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The answer to that question depends on whether or not the assistance weakens the role of down payments in minimizing mortgage defaults and losses from defaults. Such losses are borne by whoever bears the risk of default: the lender, or the investor who ...

Ventura County Star

Link between down payment assistance and mortgage defaults is hazy
Ventura County Star
If the appraisal comes in at $106,000, the loan amount rises from $96,500 to $102, 290, and the cash required of the borrower drops from $9,500 to $3,710. But if the house is worth only $100,000, the true down payment is ... The securitized FHA loans ...

News From NAMB: June 2, 2017
National Mortgage Professional Magazine (blog)
... process in the state. The biggest change is temporary waivers can be obtained to set aside certification or licensing requirements. In our meeting today at the Appraisal Qualifications Advisory Committee in DC the ASC pointed out that this may not ...

Multiple Vendor Updates; Internal Audit Service; Alight Raising Capital
Mortgage News Daily
First, Lendsnap is now on the list as a prospective vendor for Fannie Mae Day 1 Certainty. ... The new and improved process includes benefits such as applications that take minutes; instant paperless underwriting approvals; digital appraisals ...


HUD Secretary Carson: Homeownership is the foundation of the economy
In addition, the Budget seeks $500 billion in new guarantee authority for Ginnie Mae, a part of HUD.” Carson closed his speech with a callout to the HUD employees in the room. “Our words and our actions are weighed, scrutinized, and evaluated worldwide ...

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Upcoming Training and Events; Capital Markets Exec on Closing ...
Mortgage News Daily
How do you like these two headlines today, good news/bad news for lenders? “Fed set to shrink huge bond portfolio, pushing up interest rates.” And, “Trump ...

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Upcoming Events; M&A Discussion; Jobs and Housing Driving Rates?
Mortgage News Daily
Winston Churchill said that, “If the present tries to sit in judgement on the past, it will lose the future.” No argument there in mortgage banking. Upcoming events.

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Former Ginnie Mae president says Fannie and Freddie reform takes "real work"
Joseph Murin, former president of Ginnie Mae from 2007 to 2008 under former President George W. Bush, is pretty confident that the 115th Congress can finally tackle GSE reform, he told the Mortgage Bankers Association in this MBA Insights piece.

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The challenges of a Ginnie Mae-based approach to housing finance reform
One of the top GSE reform options on the table looks to the success of Ginnie Mae's model and was conceived by two industry stalwarts who have the respect and experience to give it a fighting chance. But in order to make the reform possible, says ...

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The MReport

The Rise of VA-Backed Originations
The MReport
The main drivers of Ginnie Mae's rising share of MBS issuance were FHA refinance activity, the reduction in FHA's insurance premium (by 50 basis points in January 2015) and increased volumes of VA-backed originations, according to the Urban Institute's ...

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