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Last year was profitable for independent mortgage banks and the mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks, according to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

Home Prices Continue Their Ascension

Home prices are showing no signs of falling, according to the

Yin-Yang

The Yin-Yang Housing Market?

The latest industry data offered a classic case of yin-yang, with good news and bad news in an equal balance.

Neel Kashkari

Minneapolis Fed Chief: Break Up the Too Big to Fail Banks

In his first speech as the new president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Neel Kashkari took on a strikingly political edge by complaining about the limits in enforcing the Too Big to Fail (TBTF) aspect of a Dodd-Frank Act.

In one of his final acts as the nation’s housing policy chief, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro awarded $10 million in so-called “sweat equity” grants

HUD Awards $10M in SHOP Grants

In one of his final acts as the nation’s housing policy chief, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a $5.28 billion settlement with Credit Suisse that will resolve charges related to the packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS)

Credit Suisse in $5.28B RMBS Settlement

The U.S.

Mortgage Rates and Builder Confidence Drop, Home Values Rise

Average mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week, according to Fredd

The new Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance premium deduction could result in an average savings of $446 per year, according to a new analysis from ATTOM Data Solutions

Study: $446 Annual Average Savings from New FHA Premium Deduction

The new Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance premium deduction could result in an average savings of $446 per year, according to a

There was mixed news in the latest housing starts data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Single-Family Housing Starts Drop in December

There was mixed news in the latest housing starts data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

Home loan purchase percentages closed 2016 on the rise while refinancing began to slightly soften, according to the latest Ellie Mae Origination Insight Report

Percentage of Home Purchases Increases in December

Home loan purchase percentages closed 2016 on the rise while refinancing began to slightly soften, according to the latest

FHFA Makes Two Calls for Public Input

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is

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