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May 14, 2014

Short Takes: Watt Admits FHFA Can End the Conservatorships / GSE Stock Strategy: Buy Low, Sell High / Subprime Standards Tighten / Top Servicer Complaint: No SPOC / FHFA Unveils Foreclosure Prevention Pilot in Motown

By Paul Muolo and Brandon Ivey and

In case you didn’t notice, the price of Fannie and Freddie common rose about 5 percent Tuesday, after Watt spoke. In trading Wednesday, they were up again...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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