October 31, 2012

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

As images of the aftermath of Sandy come in and surveys of the damages are being assessed, it is without a doubt that millions of people on the East Coast have been left to pick up the pieces of their homes.  Some families will have to endure repairs that will cost thousands while others will […]

July 18, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Wall Street Journal prints FHA Expands Bulk Home Loan Sale Program. “Housing starts in June highest in four years,” USA Today. CNN Money reports More Signs of a Housing Rebound. Reuters gives advice on “designing your own mortgage.” The Sacramento Bee publishes VA Expands Grants to Tackle Veteran Homelessness. And, Honolulu Civil Beat writes […]

April 20, 2012

Holding the Mortgage Industry Accountable

We’ve heard the stories – financial institutions or their employees violate the public trust and engage in practices that both harm the mortgage markets and consumers who depend on them for their homes.  These stories inflame our sense of right and wrong and they leave us wondering, who’s holding the mortgage industry to account?  Well, […]

March 27, 2012

The Facts on FHA

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The health of the FHA and management of its business have been frequent topics of discussion in the media and among our stakeholders in recent months.  Certainly, these are important issues – to the ongoing recovery of our economy, to the future of our housing finance system, and to American taxpayers.  We welcome a robust […]

March 12, 2012

Myth vs. Fact: Setting the Record Straight about Historic Mortgage Servicing Settlement

On February 9, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, other federal agencies, and 49 state attorneys general announced the largest federal and state settlement agreement in history with the five major mortgage servicers for their mortgage servicing practices.  This $25 billion agreement is the most significant action to hold […]