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Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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Homebuilding Still Hampered by Tight Credit
April 30, 2015 Though home prices have started to rise, new home construction has remained low as builders have struggled to gain momentum...

Federal Regulators Issue Final Appraisal Rule
April 30, 2015 WASHINGTON Federal banking regulators are putting pressure on a dozen or more states to begin regulating appraisal...

Bill Seeks to Help Bank Lending Officers Work for Nonbanks
April 30, 2015 The SAFE Transitional License Act would allow registered lending officers to work at independent mortgage banks for 120 days...

GOP Appropriators Plot Raid on GSE Housing Trust Funds
April 29, 2015 A House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that would redirect money from an affordable housing fund that receives money...

National Builder Taps into First-Time Buyer Market
April 24, 2015 D.R. Horton finds success in selling starter homes and looks to expand its Express Homes into more of its communities.

FHFA Moving Quickly on Capital Standards for GSE Servicers
April 23, 2015 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is sticking to its schedule and moving quickly to finalize proposed financial requirements...

DOJ's Pursuit of FHA Lenders Is 'Chilling' Market, Quicken CEO Says
April 23, 2015 Bill Emerson, chief executive of Quicken Loans, said at a recent conference that the threat of government probes and a lack of...

FHFA Walks Careful Line in Keeping GSE Fees Steady
April 22, 2015 Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt just made one of the biggest policy decisions of his 14-month tenure but so...

FHFA Rejiggers Certain Fees for Fannie, Freddie
April 17, 2015 Consumers may see little change in the ultimate cost of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans despite a restructuring of certain...

FHFA Moves Cautiously in Reducing Loan Fees
April 16, 2015 FHFA's reduction appears likely to involve loan level price adjustments that the two government-sponsored enterprises charge...

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