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Volume 2014 - Number 37

October 3, 2014

Downloads Available: GNMA Issuers Securitizing Modified FHA Loans - 6M14

HUD IG Audit Targets Ginnie Servicer Buyouts, But FHA Is Unwilling to Change Lender-Friendly Policy

A recent audit conducted by the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that servicers earned roughly $428 million over a 19-month period by securitizing modified FHA loans in Ginnie Mae MBS. The way the IG sees it, those profits should go to the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, which has been below statutorily required levels for several years. At the very least, the IG wants FHA to reduce the $750 per loan incentive payment the agency provides servicers for loan modifications. “FHA does not have...[Includes one data chart]

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


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