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Paper Proposes Plan for GSE Reform

A new white paper has proposed a detailed plan for reforming the nation’s GSEs. Offering a roadmap toward reform, the paper also outlines how to handle the transition to a new GSE system, as well as the secondary markets role in the move. The paper is designed to help legislators move GSE reform along—a goal the new administration has made clear.

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Greenspan: Dodd-Frank Stifling Stock Market

According to former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Dodd-Frank has caused stock prices to soar and rolling it back would have a positive impact on the economy. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Greenspan discussed Dodd-Frank, tax cuts, and more. Dodd-Frank has been a hot-button topic since President Trump orders a review of the law back in February.

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Non-foreclosure Solutions Remain Strong

New data shows that 30,000 permanent loan modifications and 95,000 non-foreclosure solutions were completed for the month of February. The month saw only about 22,000 foreclosure sales. Around 90 percent of families that had a rate-resetting loan modification for the month avoided foreclosure.

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OCC Releases Results of Wells Fargo Review

According to a new report from the OCC, there were many lessons learned through the agency’s supervision of Wells Fargo during recent controversy. Failure to respond timely to known issues, ineffective communication, and unclear records were just a few of the problems cited. The agency is currently working to address all weaknesses identified.

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Ocwen MSR Block May Soon Be Lifted

According to the latest Consent Order from the New York Department of Financial Services, Ocwen may be one its way to once again acquiring mortgage servicing rights. The financial institution has been blocked from doing so for more than three years, since NYDFS began investigating its portfolio in February 2014. Ocwen is one of the country’s largest non-bank lenders.

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GSEs Expand Credit Box, Take More Lending Risk

A new index shows the GSEs are expanding their credit boxes and taking more risk, making it easier for consumers to get a mortgage loan. Government, portfolio, and private-label security channels are not expanding the box, however, and are actually decreasing the amount of risk they take in lending. Though overall mortgage credit availability is largely stable, there is still much room to expand the credit box—particularly in these more stringent markets.

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Fed Banks Predict Slowing GDP Growth

Two federal banks are forecasting a slowdown in GDP growth this quarter, with the Atlanta Fed predicting it to hit its lowest point in three years. The drop is a result of reduced consumer spending, the Fed reported. Predicted GDP growth has decreased significantly since the start of the year.

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Carson: HOME, CDBG May Continue Under New Names

HUD Secretary Ben Carson set many Americans at ease recently, when he said parts of the HOME program, the Community Development Block Grant, and other HUD initiatives may continue—even if President Trump’s latest budget proposal moves through. The proposal opens HUD up to HUD would be on the receiving end of $6.2 billion in budget cuts. At a press conference, Carson offered reassurance that parts of the programs—the ones that “are functioning well” will be preserved in some form.

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