FHFA: Revised Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announced

 The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced a revised cap structure on the multifamily businesses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  The new multifamily loan purchase caps will be $100 billion for each Enterprise, a combined total of $200 billion in support to the multifamily market, for […]

HUD: Agency Submits Housing Reform Plan to the President

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented President Donald Trump with a plan for reforming the Nation’s housing finance system. Read HUD’s housing finance reform plan. On March 27, 2019, President Trump issued a Memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform, directing HUD and the Department of Treasury to […]

FFIEC: 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Available

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2018 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data covering 2018 lending […]

HUD: FHA Strengthens Mortgage Relief Options to Help Homeowners Impacted by Major Disasters

When disasters strike, homeowners can fall behind in their mortgage payments as they struggle to recover from a major disaster. To help homeowners impacted by major disasters, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced it is expanding its foreclosure prevention options to allow borrowers in Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas […]

FHFA: Results Announced for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dodd-Frank Stress Tests

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a report providing the results of the annual stress tests Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are required to conduct under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).  The Dodd-Frank Act requires certain financial institutions with more […]

HUD: Agency Announces Efforts to Reduce Risk from Cash-Out Refinance Lending

FHA and Ginnie Mae seek to preserve homeowner equity and, boost investor confidence The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced joint policy actions designed to reduce risk associated with cash-out refinance lending. The changes preserve homeowners’ ability to convert home equity to cash via a government-sponsored […]

CFPB: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Qualified Mortgages Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking information relating to the expiration of the temporary qualified mortgage provision applicable to certain mortgage loans eligible for purchase or guarantee by the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in the […]

CFPB: Comment Period for ANPR Extended on HMDA Data Points

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced today that it is extending the comment period on its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) relating to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The extension will give interested parties an opportunity to review the Bureau’s annual overview of residential mortgage lending based […]

OCC: Improvement in Mortgage Performance Reported for First Quarter 2019

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported a slight improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system during the first quarter of 2019. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, First Quarter 2019 showed 96.2 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at […]