Four From Dallas Area Sentenced for Roles in $3 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme (TX)

Four From Dallas Area Sentenced for Roles in $3 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

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Proposed HMDA Changes Set to Improve Data Quality

Proposed HMDA Changes Set to Improve Data Quality
by COURTNEY GILMER
HMDA data provides information regarding home mortgage lending activity, and the proposed CFPB rule appears to significantly expand data reporting requirements for mortgage industry participants.
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Housing’s Contribution to Economic Growth Downgraded to Sluggish: Fannie

Housing’s Contribution to Economic Growth Downgraded to Sluggish: Fannie
by AMILDA DYMI
Second-quarter data show housing activity has lost momentum and may experience only minor improvements in the second half of the year, according to a Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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CFPB Raises Loan Thresholds For 2015

CFPB Raises Loan Thresholds For 2015
DSNews | August 19, 2014
The new rule, published in the Federal Register on Friday, updates the limits on points and fees that loans must meet in order to fit the QM definition and be considered a “safe” loan.

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Just How Healthy Is the U.S. Housing Market?

Just How Healthy Is the U.S. Housing Market?
Bloomberg TV | August 19, 2014
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior U.S. Economist Michelle Meyer discusses the U.S. housing market on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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FHFA Seeks Industry Input on Strategic Plan

FHFA Seeks Industry Input on Strategic Plan
National Mortgage Professional Magazine | August 18, 2014
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that it is requesting input on FHFA’s Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2015-2019. FHFA’s strategic plan reflects the agency’s priorities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Realtors Want FTC to Block Zillow-Trulia Merger

Realtors Want FTC to Block Zillow-Trulia Merger
Mortgage News Ticker, 2014-08-19 12:00

Not in my backyard! The National Association of Realtors — one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington — wants regulators to block the $3.5 billion merger of Zillow and Trulia, The Post has learned.

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