Support for Thompson to permanently lead FHFA grows

Influential Congresswoman Maxine Waters has waded into the growing debate about who should lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). And her pick – though she doesn’t get a vote – is the acting director, Sandra Thompson. “Appointed on June 23 as acting director, Ms. Thompson has needed little time to

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Defects decline as mortgage lenders self-correct

Mortgage lenders have been making strides to right their wrongs, with critical defects falling to a rate of 2.01% in the first quarter of 2021, according to ACES Quality Management’s report published this week. This marks a notable improvement from the third quarter of 2020, when the critical rate rose

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Mitch Kider to speak at HW Annual on Sept. 27

As the housing industry moves further into the digital era, the risk of cyberattacks has grown exponentially. From data breaches to ransomware attacks, companies in mortgage and real estate are prime targets for malicious actors. That’s why HousingWire invited Mitch Kider, chairman and managing partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

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How Freddie Mac is addressing affordable housing challenges

Freddie Mac recognizes that effective housing solutions should not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. As part of its mission to provide liquidity, stability, affordability and equality to the housing market, Freddie Mac created its Housing Solutions team in 2020 to reduce barriers to homeownership and provide solutions to some of the

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