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Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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FHA Faces Rough Road Ahead in 2015
December 19, 2014 The Federal Housing Administration is facing severe challenges next year as some pressure it to lower premiums to deal with...

Democratic Senators Urge FHA to Consider Premium Reduction
December 18, 2014 Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., along with 17 other Democratic senators, is urging Department of Housing and Urban Development...

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Key Mortgage Deductions
December 17, 2014 The Senate approved a bill late Tuesday that would retroactively extend over 50 expiring tax provisions for one years,...

Senators Pressure FHFA to Reconsider Home Loan Bank Membership Rule
December 17, 2014 More than two dozen Senate lawmakers signed a letter this week that urges the Federal Housing Finance Agency to drop its...

Senators Pressure FHFA to Reconsider Home Loan Bank Membership Rule
December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON More than two dozen Senate lawmakers signed a letter this week that urges the Federal Housing Finance Agency to...

Spending Bill Bans FHA from Financing Eminent Domain Loans
December 12, 2014 HUD officials had taken a neutral position on whether FHA financing would be available for loans that were seized by cities...

FHFA's Affordable Housing Decision Sparks Strong Reactions
December 11, 2014 Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt's decision Thursday to stand up the affordable housing trust funds sharply...

FHFA Orders GSEs to Start Supporting Affordable Housing Trust Funds
December 11, 2014 After a six-year delay, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will finally begin setting aside a portion of their revenues to fund the...

Big Changes Come to Rural Housing Program
December 10, 2014 The Rural Housing Service, an agency within the Department of Agriculture, is working to speed up loan processing and make...

Omnibus Bill to Nix Higher VA Limits, FHA Counseling
December 10, 2014 The spending package unveiled Tuesday would end Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees on larger loans starting Jan. 1.

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