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National Cheat Sheet: Trump names new FHFA head, Cohen gets 3 years in prison, Sears shops stores …  & more

National Cheat Sheet: Trump names new FHFA head, Cohen gets 3 years in prison, Sears shops stores … & more

Trump picks Pence’s chief economist to lead Federal Housing Finance Agency The Federal Housing Finance Agency is getting a new director. President Donald Trump...

National Cheat Sheet: Trump names new FHFA head, Cohen gets 3 years in prison, Sears shops stores … & more
Mel Watt. (Credit: Jeff Djevdet/speedpropertybuyers.co.uk, Federal Housing Financial Agency)

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae regulator under investigation for sexual harassment

An employee is accusing the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mel Watt, age 72, of repeatedly sexually...

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae regulator under investigation for sexual harassment
This battle over credit scores could shake up the mortgage market

This battle over credit scores could shake up the mortgage market

Millions in home mortgages may be on the line as the Federal Housing Finance Agency debates whether to accept...

This battle over credit scores could shake up the mortgage market
Fannie and Freddie to keep $3B in reserves

Fannie and Freddie to keep $3B in reserves

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two dominant mortgage giants, will get to keep $3 billion in capital in an agreement reached by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency....

Fannie and Freddie to keep $3B in reserves
FHFA head Mel Watt plans to stay on under Trump

FHFA head Mel Watt plans to stay on under Trump

Mel Watt, the head of the federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said he plans to stay...

FHFA head Mel Watt plans to stay on under Trump
When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?

When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?

You probably know that your credit score is a crucial factor in your ability to qualify for a mortgage....

When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?
FHFA extends post-crash mortgage refinance program

FHFA extends post-crash mortgage refinance program

In a boost to highly leveraged homeowners, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac extended a mortgage refinance program by another...

FHFA extends post-crash mortgage refinance program
Former FHFA head wants to turn Fannie, Freddie into insurance companies

Former FHFA head wants to turn Fannie, Freddie into insurance companies

A former head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency wants to turn the government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie...

Former FHFA head wants to turn Fannie, Freddie into insurance companies
Ken Harney

Insurance for your down payment coming soon

When you put down thousands of dollars to purchase a home, you’re taking a potentially serious financial risk: You could lose some or all of that money if the value of the house declines...

Insurance for your down payment coming soon
From left: Scott Garrett and Mel Watt

Republican lawmakers defend mortgage fee increases

Three Republican lawmakers spoke out on Wednesday in defense of mortgage fee hikes that were announced by the Federal...

Republican lawmakers defend mortgage fee increases
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