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Private mortgage insurers back in black post-crash

There are now six private mortgage insurers, which together wrote nearly $49 billion in new business in the second quarter, up 27 percent from the first quarter, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance. Of the publicly traded insurers, MGIC, … Continue reading

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No Money? No Worries. Home Lenders Ease Rules

The only low down payment loan left was through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)—the government’s loan insurer. The FHA took on a huge share of the market, far more than it was ever meant to, and while that helped prop … Continue reading

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‘Wind Down’ of Fannie, Freddie: ‘Positive for Housing’?

wind down” mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. Treasury Department is changing the terms of the capital support agreement that kept the two afloat in the first place. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put under government … Continue reading

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