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Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises

Two Senators are drafting legislation that could potentially break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to Bloomberg, in an effort to increase competitiveness in the secondary mortgage market? How do they plan on doing this, and what repercussions might legislation such as this have on the mortgage finance industry?

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Do Rising Prices Indicate Another Crash?

Home prices have hit record highs once again, according to a national price index released today. And with high demand and tight inventory, they’re likely to keep rising for the foreseeable future. So, how long do we have until the bubble bursts? Today’s index has some answers.

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Why Are Lenders Loosening Credit Standards?

According to a new survey from Fannie Mae, lenders have loosened their credit standards once again, marking the third straight quarter standards have eased up. Does this make a trend, though? And what’s inspiring lenders to expand the credit box? The survey has some interesting insights.

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The End 
of an Era: Tozer Talks

Seven years might not seem all that long a tenure in the corporate world, but in the land of political appointees, Ted Tozer’s near-decade at the helm of Ginnie Mae was a true anomaly. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 print edition of DS News.

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The Week Ahead: The State of Home Prices

On Tuesday, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for April will be released, showing the state of prices in the housing market on a national level, a 20-city composite, and a 10-city composite. With inventory continuing to dwindle, will home prices continue on their current upward trend? Time will tell...

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Is Freddie Fattening Up its Portfolio

Freddie Mac’s belt is getting a little bit tighter as its portfolio increases yet again. But while it certainly rose over last month, the portfolio’s growth is nothing compared to a few months prior. So what does that mean for the long-term health of the GSE?

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Defaults: How Low Can They Go?

The overall rate of default in the U.S. has hit its lowest point in five months, but not every product is seeing a drop. Which ones are experiencing steep declines and which are on the rise? Read on to find out.

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