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Volume 25 - Number 22

October 27, 2014

Worth Noting/Comments Due This Week

It’s Official: QRM = QM. Last week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted a final version of their risk-retention rule for securitized mortgages. Under the new rule, the definition of a “qualified residential mortgage” (QRM) will be no broader than the definition of the “qualified mortgage” (QM) as promulgated by the CFPB in its ability-to-repay rule. Mortgage lending industry representatives were generally pleased with the move. Independent analysts said they expected the near-term impact of the QRM to be quite limited. However, others noted that the development does place a ...

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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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