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CoreLogic Unveils White Paper on QRMs
Dec 17, 2013

CoreLogic released QRM and Risk Retention Standards: Foundation for a Sound Housing Market, the second white paper in a series intended to address the implications of new and revised federal regulations. In this edition, the re-proposed Credit Risk Retention (CRR) rule and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) alternatives are outlined and analyzed, helping to bring greater clarity to the requirements. The paper also addresses the issue of QRM exemptions for the government-sponsored entities (GSEs) and the effect of the rules on loans outside the standard, such as jumbo loans. Key insights provided in QRM and Risk Retention Standards: Foundation for a Sound Housing Market include: ►An overview of the QRM and CRR rules’ original purpose and design, their pathway through the rule-making process and their current status. ►A discussion of the difference between the two alternatives in the CRR re-proposal and their impact on the securitization of conforming and non-conforming loans. ►Analysis of the exemptions for securities issued by GSEs and the uneven incentives the exemptions may create for private securitization of non-exempt loans. ►Consideration of the impact the re-proposal may have on the issuance and securitization of jumbo loans.
Dec 17, 2013
Feds Reviewing Appraisal Standards, Qualifications

Appraisal Subcommittee said requirements are being reviewed to determine whether they ensure and promote fairness, equity, objectivity, and diversity, in both appraisals and in the training and credentialing of appraisers.

Regulation and Compliance
Oct 20, 2021
​​​​​​​FHFA OK's Desktop Appraisals, Expands Refi Criteria

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said Monday it will take two steps to help make home ownership more affordable and sustainable for mortgage borrowers, especially for those in underserved communities. 

Regulation and Compliance
Oct 19, 2021
CFPB Names 4 To Key Senior Positions

The appointees include two who helped create the bureau and two who served on the CFPB staff during the Obama administration.

Regulation and Compliance
Oct 14, 2021
FHFA Raises Enterprises' Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said the 2022 multifamily loan purchase caps will be $78 billion for each Enterprise, for a combined total of $156 billion to support the multifamily market.

Regulation and Compliance
Oct 13, 2021
CFPB Hits AAG With Complaint For Deceptive Marketing Of Reverse Mortgages

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint and proposed consent order, which alleges that American Advisors Group (AAG) used inflated and deceptive home estimates to attract reverse mortgage consumers.

Regulation and Compliance
Oct 12, 2021
Waterstone Mortgage Names VP Of Compliance

Waterstone Mortgage Corporation named Kris Barros as the company's vice president of compliance.

Oct 08, 2021