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Recovering Housing Market Solves Principal Reduction Dilemma

Senate Republicans are drawing a bead on Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC), President Obama’s pick to take over as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency(FHFA)….

Guidelines for Federal Housing Administration Reform

After the housing bubble burst, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) rapidly expanded the scope of its mortgage insurance well beyond its traditional mission of helping…

Another Tool in the Toolkit: Short Sales to Existing Homeowners

Overview Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), is drawing fire from congressional Democrats for preventing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…

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NYT: Race Gap on Conventional Loans

In the New York Times Lisa Prevost  referenced PPI Senior Fellow Jason R. Gold’s proposal to mitigate the inequitable access to loans in the conventional…

How the Housing Recovery Will Become Sustainable

After the country (and the world) witnessed the debacle of the government shutdown, most Americans are now convinced there isn’t a thing policymakers in Washington…

More Evidence That Ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Is a Mistake

Last week, I argued against Congressional proposals to ”get government out of housing” by killing government backed mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now comes fresh…

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Sens. Johnson, Crapo On The Right Track to Housing Reform

The housing sector is one of the pillars of the U.S. economy. That’s why we have marveled at the many partisan and radical proposals to…

Experts Project Home Values Index to End 2013 with Prices Up by 6.7 Percent

On Thursday, Zillow released its quarterly Home Price Expectations Survey showing forecasters expect the website’s Home Value Index to end 2013 with prices up 6.7%….

More Good News for Housing

As the New York Times reported yesterday, the housing market is recovering, consumer confidence is at a five-year high and the market is in the…

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