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Rural Housing Finance Programs: An Overview (Part II)

State Agencies Tap IRS Program for Affordable Multifamily Finance Option

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Muktifamily Housing

In my last blog I wrote about a couple of ways to finance rural housing: through United States Department of Agriculture mortgages and the secondary market efforts of Farmer Mac, the agricultural “mini-me” of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This time I want to look at a complex but effective program that allows state housing agencies to tap a federal tax credit program to bring...

Rural Housing Finance Programs: An Overview (Part I)

Ginnie Mae Is More Than Just FHA and VA Mortgages

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs make up the vast majority of Ginnie Mae securities. But not all. And even a tiny sliver of this giant secondary market engine’s share can nourish an important section of the mortgage market: affordable rural housing.

The rural sector of the country varies depending on whose...

CoreLogic Briefing on Wastewater Infrastructure

An Opportunity and a Risk

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

Interactive Map Nationwide Wastewater Treatment Facility Risk Scores

Intrusions of water volume caused by natural events adversely affect the critical infrastructure responsible for treatment, quality and delivery of water in the United States. On March 16, 2016 CoreLogic participated in a...

New Mortgage Origination Rule Shines Spotlight on Need for More Accurate Tax Estimates

Analysis of consumer complaints and mortgage servicing issues related to inaccurate tax estimates at closing.

Dominique Lalisse    |    Housing Policy

Percentage of Total Complaints

The new TILA-RESPA (Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) rule, referred to as TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure), focuses on increased quality and accuracy of information for settlement services. While these issues are important, transparency, speed and accuracy of escrow estimations remain key areas of opportunity to improve homeowners’ experience as...

Regulations Continue to Worsen ABS/Non-Agency Liquidity Squeeze

Alternatives like Rule 144A offer some relief

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

As top players in the asset-backed securities market met in Las Vegas at the end of February, they continued to confront a market that still shows few signs of regaining its pre-mortgage crash luster. The ABS/non-agency RMBS market remains mired in a hard liquidity squeeze. But at least one vehicle shows signs of life—if issuers are willing to take on some credit risk...

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