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Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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For the first time, Ginnie Mae has edged out Freddie Mac as the second largest securitization platform.
Fannie Mae has delayed the roll out of its new automated underwriting system that will require mortgage lenders to use trended data for the first time in submitting their loans for approval.
Industry and consumer groups are calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to reduce the loan fees that homebuyers have to pay on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guaranteed mortgage loans.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change how it calculates title insurance fees as part of the new integrated mortgage disclosures.
Banks are increasing their construction lending to builders but access to land acquisition and development loans remains tight.
MFA Financial has carved out an impressive niche for itself by buying reperforming and nonperforming residential mortgages and securities.
Increased loan production during the spring home buying season has nonbank mortgage lenders stepping up their hiring.
The 12-member committee is expected to advise HUD on how to improve housing counseling and make it more accessible.
Several civil rights and community development groups wrote Tuesday to urge the Federal Housing Finance Agency to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is set to make the sales of nonperforming loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more transparent, including providing information on trends at the individual pool level, according to a top agency official.
The Federal Housing Administration's loan sales are drawing more attention after a recent critical report said it was resulting in vulnerable borrowers losing their homes.
The Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development is not backing down on his concerns about premium pricing associated with the down payment assistance programs by the Federal Housing Administration.
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