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Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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House Panel Passes Bill to Ease Capital Requirements on MSRs
July 30, 2014 The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., would delay implementation of a provision of Basel III capital...

Major Builder Sees Opportunity in First-Time Buyers
July 25, 2014 D.R. Horton is rolling out a new brand that will focus on providing affordable starter homes.

New HUD Secretary Set to Take Office on Monday
July 25, 2014 Julian Castro takes the helm as the housing recovery continues to lag the rest of the economy.

FHA Working to Mitigate Lender Litigation Fears
July 24, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration is revamping its loan review processes to correct faulty underwriting in an effort to lure...

How VA Underwriting Tool Could Free Lenders from QM's Constraints
July 23, 2014 The Department of Veterans Affairs' residual income test would give lenders more confidence to make riskier loans, according...

FHA Tries to Lure Back Banks with New Review Process
July 23, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration is working to revamp its loan quality review program so that lenders will gain confidence...

FHFA Can't Stop Hedge Fund Probe of GSE Dividend Plan, Judge Says
July 22, 2014 Court ruling gives hedge fund access to decision-making that led to Treasury collecting most of Fannie and Freddie's profits.

FHFA Proposal Could Force Price Hikes for Mortgage Insurance
July 22, 2014 Lower rates of return would require insurers to charge higher premiums or stop covering loans to borrowers with lower credit...

Housing Groups Criticize Single-Family Rental Investment Firms
July 21, 2014 Advocates blame the securitization-financed, institutional-scale landlords for astronomical rents and poor maintenance and...

SunTrust Ramping Up Loan Sales to Meet Liquidity Standards
July 21, 2014 The Atlanta bank's CEO sounds upbeat on the mortgage and housing markets. Unlike JPMorgan Chase, SunTrust appears to be...

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