Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

Recent Stories From this Author

U.S. Bancorp's Davis Skeptical of FHFA Changes to Loosen Credit
October 22, 2014 Richard Davis says despite recently announced changes to reassure lenders about putbacks, he will stay on the sidelines due...

FHFA Should Move Quicker on Single GSE Securities: MBA
October 22, 2014 Freddie Mac's securities have traded at a disadvantage to Fannie's for years. A $650 million subsidy ensures lenders will...

New Refinancing Wave Could Hurt FHA Insurance Fund
October 21, 2014 The recent drop in interest rates has opened the door for lenders to refinance borrowers with high-cost Federal Housing...

FHFA to Change Buyback Rules for Fannie, Freddie
October 20, 2014 The Federal Housing Finance Agency is close to issuing refinements to the government-sponsored enterprises'...

Fannie Giving Lenders Access to Appraisal Evaluation Tool
October 20, 2014 Lenders that use Collateral Underwriter may be eligible for Rep & Warrant relief on appraisal in the future.

GSEs to Unveil New Low-Down-Payment Loan Products
October 17, 2014 Changes to representation and warranty contract are also expected to be announced at the MBA Annual.

'The Myth of Loosening Mortgage Credit'
October 16, 2014 A regulatory report released this summer helped fuel hopes that banks were finally beginning to loosen up on making mortgage...

Lenders Should Expect Another Tough Competitive Year
October 16, 2014 A mortgage group president expects lenders are going to have to gain market share to grow their businesses over the next year...

Why an FHA Premium Reduction Isn't Likely (For Now)
October 16, 2014 The Obama administration is pushing to ease access to mortgage credit, particularly for first-time homebuyers, but it doesn't...

Fed's Beige Book Shows Higher CRE Loan Demand
October 15, 2014 Demand for commercial real estate and business loans continued to rebound in many regions of the country over the past six...

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