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Notes from the Hill: Alternative Credit Scoring

Credit Score Competition Act Reintroduced

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

On February 7, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA-39) reintroduced the Credit Score Competition Act, which would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Government-Sponsored Enterprises, or GSEs) to consider alternative credit scoring models in their mortgage purchasing decisions.

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The Effect of Higher Interest Rates on the Housing and Mortgage Markets

A Sunset Seminar with CoreLogic and the Urban Institute

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

Effect of Higher Mortgage Rates

This February, CoreLogic partnered with the Urban Institute to co-host a seminar highlighting the effect of higher interest rates on the housing and mortgage markets. The event was the 10th in the Sunset Seminar series, sponsored by CoreLogic and the Urban Institute...

FHA-to-Conventional Refinancing is a Bright Spot in the Mortgage Market

An Estimated 250,000 Expected to Refinance from FHA to Conventional in 2017

Sam Khater    |    Housing Policy

FHA to Conventional Refi is Elevated

Most of the attention surrounding the higher mortgage rate environment has been on the negative impact on the mortgage refinance market. However, that overlooks the fact that there are reasons a borrower may want to refinance in a modestly higher rate environment. For example, borrowers who have built sufficient home equity may want to cash-out some equity or refinance out of FHA to...

Notes from The Hill: HUD Nominee Confirmation Hearing

Carson Up to Speed on Key Native American Housing Act

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes more than $700 million a year in housing assistance to the nation’s American Indian tribes and administers loan programs that have guaranteed more than $5 billion in mortgage money for Native Americans. The Secretary-designate of HUD demonstrated he has a working knowledge of this niche of the agency at his recent...

You’re Hired!

New Faces in the Trump Administration

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

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The catchphrase “You’re Fired!” was made popular on President-elect Donald Trump’s reality television show The Apprentice, and in many ways it is still synonymous with both the show and the Trump brand. These days however, President-elect Trump is more concerned with who is being hired.

When a new president moves to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he...

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