Ensuring that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have bank-like resolution plans in place in the event the Federal Housing Finance Agency is appointed receiver “enhances the integrity of the entire Dodd-Frank orderly resolution system,” FHFA Director Mark Calabria said today during remarks at a Brookings Institution event today.
The American Bankers Association yesterday offered several changes to a recent proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to facilitate streamlined loan modification efforts and establish a temporary COVID-19 emergency pre-foreclosure period under Regulation X that would prohibit servicers from making the first notice or filing required to initiate foreclosure until Dec. 31.
COVID-19 continues to pose significant compliance challenges for mortgage servicers.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued a request for information seeking feedback on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s eligibility requirements for condominium, cooperative and planned unit development projects that have short-term rentals, operate with services and amenities similar in function to hotels and motels or may otherwise be considered transient housing.
A recent analysis of mortgages by the CFPB found that an estimated 4.7% of owner-occupied properties were in forbearance as of March 2021, while about 0.5% of mortgages were 60 or more days delinquent.
Rising home prices in many U.S. markets appear to have pushed up demand for—and banks’ offering of—jumbo mortgage loans, according to the Federal Reserve’s senior loan officer survey released today.
Four tips for avoiding commercial real estate defaults as clients emerge from the COVID crisis.
To help more borrowers take advantage of historically low mortgage interest rates, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced a new refinance option for low-income borrowers who have single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a final rule extending the mandatory effective date for the General Qualified Mortgage rule from July 1, to Oct. 1, 2022.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reconsider its decision to postpone the effective date for the General Qualified Mortgage final rule from July 1, to Oct. 1, 2022, and extend the temporary “GSE patch.”