Mortgage Finance Act of 2011 Aims To Recreate Secondary Market

Senator Johnny Isakson, himself a former real estate broker from Atlanta, Georgia, has introduced The Mortgage Finance Act of 2011 with the goal of recreating the secondary mortgage market in a way that will integrate with the new Qualified Residential Mortgage provisions created under the Dodd-Frank legislation.

Fed Study: Garnishing Wages Could Reduce Mortgage Defaults by 30%

A “Working Paper” documenting a study of mortgage default has determined that two possible options for reducing mortgage defaults would be to increase the required down payment to 15% or garnish the wages of defaulting borrowers. The study, written by Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Leonardo Martinez, and Juan M. Sánchez, looks at an aggregate of data

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