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18 HOURS AGO - MarketWatch

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Home prices rise 0.5% in August: FHFA

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Home prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in August, faster than a 0.2% gain in July, according to data released Thursday. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which tracks deals involving mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said home prices in August were up 4.8% from the year-earlier period. July's growth was revised up from an ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - Boston Herald

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Judge dismisses Coakley federal housing lawsuit

BOSTON — A federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley against the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Coakley sued the agencies earlier this year for refusing to comply with a state law designed to stem the tide of foreclosures.Coakley said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac violated a 2012 ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - Business Insider

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Divided U.S. SEC Adopts Mortgage Rule, Decries Lax Lending

By Sarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the so-called "risk retention" rule by a ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - National Mortgage News

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New Refinancing Wave Could Hurt FHA Insurance Fund

The recent drop in interest rates has opened the door for lenders to refinance borrowers with high-cost Federal Housing Administration loans into conventional Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans.

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OCT 21, 2014 - National Mortgage News

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GSE CEOs Not Waiting on Congress to Make Reforms

While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wait for Congress to decide when and how to act on housing industry legislation, the government-sponsored enterprises are working with their regulator on "nonlegislative GSE reform" that will better prepare them to implement new laws.

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