Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

September 11, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The FHFA releases it 2015-2017 Housing Goals for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. The US Department of Agriculture released its 20th Annual Food Security Report. The reports shows that 1 in 7 people live in food insecure households, but there … Continue reading

September 9, 2015

Better to Be a Banker or a Non-Banker?

By David Reiss

  The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) has prepared an interesting chart, Comparison of Consumer and Financial Regulation of Non-bank Mortgage Lenders vs. Banks.  The CHLA is a trade association that represents non-bank lenders, so the chart has to be read in … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Credit Risk Transfer Deals

By David Reiss

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released an Overview of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Transactions. It opens, In 2012, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) initiated a strategic plan to develop a program of credit risk transfer … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

Principal-ed Reduction

By David Reiss

  The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center has issued a report, Principal Reduction and the GSEs: The Moment for a Big Impact Has Passed. It opens, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) prohibits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the … Continue reading

July 2, 2015

The Importance of Understanding G-Fees

By David Reiss

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has released Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Single-Family Guarantee Fees in 2014. Ok, ok, this is some really technical stuff. But it gives us a lot of important information about what goes into the cost of … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

High Risk at Fannie and Freddie

By David Reiss

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2014 Report to Congress. It summarizes many interim reports and press releases that were released over the previous year, many of which have been covered by REFinBlog as they came out. I was struck, … Continue reading

June 15, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The CFPB increased PHH Corp.’s penalty to $109 million from $6.4 million on appeal, while upholding an administrative judge’s ruling that the firm was involved in a mortgage insurance kickback scheme. A class of PHH borrowers have been granted cert … Continue reading