News & Analysis as of

Commercial Mortgage Options Expanding – Borrowers to Benefit?

Anyone working in the commercial real estate mortgage industry in the past five or six years is eager for signs of a sustained recovery. Having just returned from the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate...more

New FHFA Head Will Delay Proposed Mortgage Fee Hike

Former North Carolina congressman and the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Mel Watt, has given the public a sneak peek of how he will lead the FHFA. On December 20 he released a statement expressing his...more

FHFA Increases Guarantee Fees

On December 9, the FHFA directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to raise guarantee fees (g-fees). Under the directive, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase the base g-fee (or ongoing g-fee) for all mortgages by 10 basis...more

Freddie Mac Updates Disaster Assistance, Other Servicing Policies

On August 15, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin 2013-15, which updates and revises many of its servicing requirements, including those related to assistance for borrowers impacted by an eligible disaster. ...more

Freddie Mac Updates Numerous Selling Requirements

On July 18, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin Number 2013-13, which updates or revises numerous selling requirements....more

CFPB finalizes additional revisions to mortgage rules

On July 10, 2013, the CFPB issued a final version of modifications proposed in April 2013 to mortgage rules adopted in January 2013. Most of the modifications address the ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, and...more

Loan Modification and the Failure to Mitigate Damages

Freddie Mac has announced the immediate implementation of its Streamlined Modification program, a no-document modification program offered to severely delinquent borrowers. The implementation of the program, originally set to...more

Freddie Mac Announces Numerous Servicing Policy Updates

On April 15, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin Number 2013-6, which announces numerous revisions to servicing requirements. The bulletin updates the allowable amounts for attorney fees for default-related legal services and details...more

House Democrats Urge President Obama To Nominate FHFA Director

On February 7, 45 Democratic Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama requesting he nominate a permanent director for the FHFA to replace Acting Director Edward DeMarco. ...more

9 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1