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May 13, 2014

FHFA’s Watt Rules Out GSE Loan Limit Decrease, Offers Buyback Relief

By Paul Muolo

“This decision is motivated by concerns about how such a reduction could adversely impact the health of the current housing finance market,” said FHFA Director Mel Watt.

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

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