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    Disaster Recovery

    Witnesses testified at a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on being better prepared for disasters and improving disaster recovery efforts. Federal…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Jeb Hensarling

    House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) talked about President Obama’s tax proposals and other issues facing the 114th Congress, including financial regulations…

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    Mortgage Market

    Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), talked about the U.S. mortgage market. He talked about the general state of the lending industry, and…

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    President Obama on the Housing Market

    Prsident Obama delivered remarks on the housing market at an event at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He announced that at the end of January 2015 the Federal Housing…

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    Housing and Mortgage Trends

    Lawrence Yun talked about U.S. housing and mortgage trends, the housing market’s impact on the U.S. economy as a whole, and what to expect in 2015.

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    New Federal Mortgage Lending Rules

    David Stevens talked about changes to mortgage lending rules approved by federal regulators and what the changes mean for borrowers and banks. The changes were aimed at increasing…

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    HUD Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro outlined his priorities and his vision for the department. He also talked about the role of the Government National Mortgage…

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    John Stumpf on Role of Financial Services

    Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf discussed the role of financial services in the economy and banking issues. He said he was optimistic about the economy, but addressed…

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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about the housing and mortgage finance system. First, Kevin Villani gave a history of the banking and mortgage system in the United States. Then, Mark Calabria…

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    Secretary Lew on Homeowner Assistance

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the extension of the “Making Home Affordable” program for at least another year to help homeowners with underwater mortgages and allow…

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Newsmakers with Mel Watt

    Mel Watt talked about his plans for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Watt, who resigned from Congress to become director…

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    U.S. Housing Market

    Dina Elboghdady and Daren Blomquist talked about the state of the housing market, ways the market can be strengthened, home sales, foreclosures, and potential housing legislation in…

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    Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Mel Watt talked about managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 2014 strategic plan for their conservatorship. He said that the Federal Housing Finance Agency would stay out of the…

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    Replacement for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Dwight Fettig and Andrew Olmem talked about Senate housing reform legislation that would replace government-sponsored mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The new agency would…

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    RealtyTrac Report on Home-Ownership Trends in the U.S.

    Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, talked by telephone from California about his company’s recent report on homeowners who owed more than their house was worth. The…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How Optimistic Are You About the Housing Market?” There was a special line for current buyers or sellers. …

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    Book Discussion on A Dream Foreclosed

    Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and evictions on…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Sheila Bair

    Sheila Bair talked about the U.S. economy, the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, and the housing market.  This discussion was part of an economic conference hosted by the…

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    Home Affordable Modification Program

    Phillip Swagel talked about the five-year anniversary of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which allows at-risk homeowners to temporarily reduce their mortgage…

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