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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tales From The Wild (Mortgage) Side
SAN JOSE, Calif. — How incredible is the housing market in and around the fabled Silicon Valley, the Northern California home of innumerable tech companies?
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Should credit union in the Bay Area be worried about a housing bubble? more »
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said Tuesday he had no plans to weigh in on pending housing finance reform legislation, leaving it to Congress to decide as early as this week. more »
WASHINGTON – The Senate Banking Committee will vote Thursday on legislation to overhaul the housing finance system after abruptly postponing deliberations late last month. more »
WASHINGTON — The chance of a housing finance reform bill moving in Congress this year is seriously in question after six key Democrats have apparently rejected the plan offered by Senate Banking Committee leaders. more »
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives warned that their solid first-quarter profits are unsustainable and the government-sponsored enterprises remain in a precarious condition because they are restricted from building capital. more »
The chief operating officer of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is facing a felony charge for threatening to kill the agency’s former top official, according to Washington, D.C. police and Superior Court records. more »
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed several changes to its biggest mortgage rules on Wednesday which would effectively allow lenders to get more loans defined as "qualified mortgages." more »
The Senate Banking Committee will delay a vote on its highly anticipated legislation to overhaul the housing finance market, a Senate aide confirmed Tuesday morning, just hours before the markup was scheduled to begin. more »
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a new pilot program Wednesday designed to allow consumers the ability to electronically review and file mortgage closing documents. more »
Credit unions, banks, mortgage lenders and real estate brokerage firms are expected to win some relief soon from a provision of the qualified mortgage rule that restricts fees paid to affiliates. more »
WASHINGTON — Questions are being raised about whether Senate Banking Committee leaders will delay a pending vote on their mortgage finance reform bill as they struggle to secure additional votes. more »
CHICAGO — It took five years, but consumers finally are making their mortgage payments before credit card payments, according to recent analysis from TransUnion. more »
Though the "Great Recession" may be over, its shadow haunts thousands of consumers whose credit scores took a hit due to job loss, missed payments or even a strategic default. more »

A look at credit union partners and what they will be offering at NAFCU's upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
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