Mortgage Financing Archive

Chris Polychron hosts Credit Access Symposium

2015 NAR President Chris Polychron provides opening comments and wraps up the Credit Access Symposium in Washington DC, a roundtable discussion with a diverse group of housing industry stakeholders, April 1, 2015....
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April 1, 2015

Polychron praises move to lower FHA fees

NAR President Chris Polychron praises the Obama administration's decision to reduce the price of its mortgage insurance by 0.50 percent....
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January 13, 2015

Chris Polychron on FHA MMI Fund, 2015 Priorities

Housingwire has a story on the Federal Housing Administration and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for single-family programs. According to the agency’s report, the financial health of the regulating agency improved dramatically but that it still has a way...
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November 18, 2014

Fix the Cap

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Because of NAR’s efforts and the REALTOR® Party‘s diligence, I am pleased to report that the United States House of Representatives passed the Mortgage Choice Act this past month. This bill would return...
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July 2, 2014

Progress on the 3% Cap

NAR President Steve Brown talks about a positive development on NAR’s concerns over how the 3% cap on points and fees in the qualified mortgage (QM) rule has been interpreted....
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April 30, 2014

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: It’s All About Fairness

In his latest video, NAR President Steve Brown explains why NAR supports an extension on mortgage debt cancellation relief. Take a look. brightcove.createExperiences();...
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February 26, 2014

Let It Be

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas Last week I met with Ed DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.We had a very positive discussion in which I reiterated NAR’s position of opposing lower conforming loan limits for...
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October 16, 2013

Hope for Homeowners

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas We’ve seen interest rates rising recently. Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have gone up almost a full percentage point since reaching record lows six months ago. REALTORS and consumers are understandably anxious about...
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July 8, 2013

Housing Finance Goes Bipartisan

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Corker-Warner bill (S.1217) on Tuesday. This legislation is comprehensive, bipartisan and detailed beyond what we’ve seen so far.It would remake the role of the federal government...
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June 27, 2013

You Can Bank On It

By NAR 2013 President Gary Thomas As Bob Hope said, “a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” All kidding aside, we understand banks play a vital role...
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May 8, 2013