Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed changes to new mortgage disclosure requirements do not go far enough, according to many in the industry.
The mortgage industry remains deeply uneasy with efforts by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their regulator to experiment with front-end credit risk transfers, with some arguing it helps borrowers and lenders, while others fear it will cut out small institutions.
A new Rural Housing Service construction-to-permanent loan program is garnering strong interest from lenders and builders who see it as a much-needed opportunity.
As Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to experiment with up-front risk sharing deals, some small mortgage lenders are worried they will be left out of the action.
Nonbank lenders and brokers added 900 employees to their payrolls in August as home sales slowed.
A former top regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wants to abandon the development of the common securitization platform and use the existing Ginnie Mae platform to issue government-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities.
Strong home sales are boosting originations of Federal Housing Administration loans and opening the door for first-time buyers developments that could portend the mortgage insurance agency receiving a positive report from auditors this fall.
An FHA lender was cited for violating Department of Housing and Urban Development rules by allowing repayment provisions in second mortgages.
The Rural Housing Service has quietly launched a new construction loan program designed to increase the availability of new homes in rural areas.
The Federal Housing Administration issued a proposal Tuesday that would make it easier for lenders to secure government guarantees for condominium loans.
Fannie Mae employees will be working this weekend to update the agency's automated underwriting machine to process trended data for the first time.
It may take several years, but the Rural Housing Service is on a path to modernize its single-family program and give lenders more responsibility for approving and closing loans.
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