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June 25, 2014

Will Mortgage REITs Lose a Cheap Source of Funding at the FHLB Window?

By Paul Muolo

Mortgage REITs found a cheap source of funding in the Federal Home Loan Bank system. But will the FHFA permanently block their access or just restrict it?

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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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