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Setting Goals for Affordability

FHFA Finalizes Three Year Housing Goal Targets

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

On August 19, 2015 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their final rule on affordable housing goals. The FHFA took into consideration over 100 comments from a diverse set of market participants; however, the final rule did not deviate far from what was initially proposed. The balance between setting the bar too high or too low is incredibly important as it can have significant...

The Dodd-Frank Act Turns Five

The Lingering and Lasting Effects
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series covering the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The Rules

Perhaps the most notable of the rules completed by the CFPB as of 2013 include:...

The Dodd-Frank Act Turns Five

The Lingering and Lasting Effects
Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

CFPB Full Time Equivalent Employees Since Being Established

On July 21, 2015 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA or Dodd-Frank Act) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Running 2,239 pages in total, the herculean legislation has redefined processes for much of the financial services sector. The combination of creating, instituting and enforcing these new regulations has likely caused sleepless nights for both the federal...

Third Edition of Irrational Exuberance

Taking a Closer Look at Bond and Equity Values

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

In his Two Pillars of Asset Pricing speech, economist Eugene Fama said that most policy statements containing the term ‘bubble’ usually refer to "an irrational strong price increase that implies a predictable strong decline."1...

Second Liens, Bankruptcy and Negative Equity Get Sorted in the Supreme Court

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released their unanimous decision in the consolidated cases of Bank of America, N.A.  (BAC) v. Caulkett  and...