March 2019

March 29 2019

Fox Business: Federal housing reform is headed in the right direction: Former Fannie Mae executive

Yahoo! Finance: Ben Carson: HUD will take ‘as much time as is necessary’ on housing finance reform

American Action Forum: A Busy Week for Housing Finance Reform

Housing Wire: Housing industry responds to Trump’s calls for housing finance reform

Scotsman Guide: Trump memo calls for additional GSE-reform plans

Seeking Alpha: It’s only the start for Frannie reform, analysts say

24/7 Wall St: Why Reform Efforts for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac May Remain Elusive

RIS Media: GSE Reform: Trump Calls for Ceasing Conservatorship, Protecting Taxpayers

Mortgage News Daily: No Surprise: Ambitious Plan to “Fix” Entire Housing Market Met With Mixed Reaction

American Banker: GSE capital rule expected this summer: FHFA’s Otting

March 28 2019

Senate Banking Committee: Chairman’s Housing Reform Outline: Part 1

Senate Banking Committee: Chairman’s Housing Reform Outline: Part 2

White House Presidential Memorandum: Memorandum on Federal Housing Finance Reform

Fox Business: Fannie and Freddie reform could get snarled in White House infighting

Politico: Trump directs agencies to develop plans to overhaul housing finance

Bloomberg: Trump Steps in Fannie-Freddie Mess With a Fix Still a Ways Off

Reuters: Trump requests reform plans for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Financial Times: Trump eschews unilateral action on Fannie and Freddie

Market Watch: Kudlow, who called Fannie, Freddie profit sweep a ‘scam,’ is at center of White House housing reform plans

American Banker: Trump directs Treasury, HUD to develop GSE reform plan

Scotsman Guide: Q&A: Small lender concerns with Crapo’s GSE reform plan

Mortgage Orb: Trump Directs Treasury, HUD to Enact Housing Finance Reform

 UPI: Trump calls for end of conservatorship of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Market Watch: White House keeps option of going alone on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac privatization

Housing Wire: Trump Read More

February 2019

Thursday February 28 2019

New filing in Owl Creek v United States, click here to view.

Value Walk: Calabria’s GSE Reform Could Trigger A Recession: Dick Bove

Reuters: Fannie Mae escapes lawsuit over foreclosure misreporting

Wednesday February 27 2019

The Wall Street Journal: Trump Pick to Oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Advances in Senate

Housing Wire: Senate Banking Committee approves Calabria as head of FHFA

Wharton: Mortgage Rates Are Down – but Is the Housing Market Looking Up?

Forbes: Why Slowing Home Price Growth Is Good For Everyone

Tuesday February 26 2019

Clinton Herald: Sustainable path needed

National Mortgage News: New York Fed to aggregate part of its Ginnie Mae holdings

Mortgage News Daily: Freddie Mac Portfolio Growth Slowed in January

Wilson Times: Former congressman ends political career in a cloud of disgrace

Monday February 25 2019

Fox Business: Fannie and Freddie fist fight brewing amid Trump administration infighting

Bloomberg: Kushner Cos. Seeks Federal Loan in Biggest Deal in Decade, Sources Say

Herald and News: U.S. home sales tumbled 1.2 percent in January

DS News: The Week Ahead: Counting Down to Mark Calabria Nom Vote

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: What will Mark Calabria do as head of the FHFA?

Friday February 22 2019

Street Insider: Odeon’s Dick Bove Sees High Probability GSEs Will Be Released from Conservatorships in 2019

JD Supra: Inside the Beltway: GSE Housing Reform and More…

American Banker: Senate panel sets vote on Calabria nomination for FHFA

American Banker: Say Watt? Former FHFA head gets sniffy about his misconduct, and proxy pressure builds

Thursday February 21 2019

RESPA News: NAR to Senate: Confirm Calabria to lead FHFA

Greensboro News & Record: Our Opinion: A sad exit for Mel Watt

In the Defense of Hedge Funds

Wednesday February 20 2019

American Banker: White House is making Read More

January 2019

Thursday January 31 2019

Associated Press: Investors Unite Teleconference: GSE Shareholder Litigation Update

American Banker: FHFA’s Otting gives Democratic leaders little detail on GSE plans

Bloomberg: Fannie-Freddie Regulator Now Welcomes Lawmaker Input on Revamp

Boston Agent Magazine: White House presses for changes at Fannie and Freddie

Housing Wire: White House walks back Otting comment on imminent GSE reform

Bloomberg Law: U.S. Mortgage Index Providers Prepare for Fannie-Freddie Launch

JD Supra: 9th Circuit: DU Does Not Make Fannie Mae a Consumer Reporting Agency

Market Watch: FHFA head offers olive branch to Congress on privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Wednesday January 30 2019

Investors Unite: GSE Shareholder Litigation Update Teleconference

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times…

The Wall Street Journal: Trump Won’t Act Alone to Get Fannie, Freddie Out of Government Control

Inside Mortgage Finance: Step 1 in GSE ‘Administrative’ Reform: Letting Fannie and Freddie Build Capital

Reuters: Trump expects Congress to help overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Bloomberg: Trump Administration to Unveil Fannie, Freddie Overhaul Soon

Market Watch: As Fannie-Freddie reform gets underway, here are the three big questions for the housing market

Washington Examiner: White House promises plan for Fannie and Freddie ‘shortly,’ won’t bypass Congress

Nasdaq: Trump expects Congress to help overhaul Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Street Insider: Freddie Mac (FMCC) Reports Resignation of Thomas M. Goldstein from Boar

Inside Mortgage Finance: Freddie MBS (Servicing) Grew Faster Than Fannie Sector in 2018

Prospect: The Trump Appointee Delivering a Jackpot for Hedge Funds

Dodd Frank Update: Dems give Otting ultimatum on GSE plans

The M Report: Crapo Puts Housing Finance Reform Front & Center

DS News: Crapo Focuses on Housing Finance Reform

American Banker: GSEs, data security top Senate Banking’s agenda

JD Supra: Subcommittee chairs announced by new House Financial Read More

December 2018

Friday December 28 2018

American Banker: Will 2019 bring long-awaited GSE reform?

Wednesday December 26 2018

National Mortgage News: On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform

Scotsman Guide: Blog: GSE reform is coming with or without Congress

Housing Wire: Experts weigh in on housing reform at House hearing

DS News: The Fate of Fannie and Freddie

National Mortgage News: For hedge funds, 2019 offers risks and rewards on Fannie-Freddie

Scotsman Guide: GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill

American Banker: Trump names OCC’s Otting as acting director of FHFA

Housing Wire: Trump taps OCC’s Otting to replace Watt as FHFA director

Friday December 21 2018

Bloomberg: For Hedge Funds, 2019 Offers Risks and Rewards on Fannie-Freddie

Reuters: Trump to name currency comptroller Otting as acting director of the FHFA

Washington Examiner: Trump names acting director for Fannie, Freddie oversight agency

Thursday December 20 2018

Mortgage Professional America: Mnuchin: I want to get Fannie, Freddie out of conservatorship

Mortgage News Daily: Fannie/Freddie “Reform” Discussion Heats Up Again

Seeking Alpha: GSE Investors Wait For Watt To Leave FHFA

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: Bum actors perform a very bad movie…

Wednesday December 19 2018

Bloomberg: Mnuchin Hints at Fannie-Freddie Changes to End U.S. Control

The Hill: Fannie and Freddie didn’t get a bailout; it was a stick-up

Monday December 17 2018

American Action Forum: Housing Finance Reform In One Picture

Friday December 14 2018

Seeking Alpha: Calabria Nomination As FHFA Director Good For GSE Preferreds

DS News: New Faces in Housing Regulation

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: New Year, New GSE Court Hopes??

Thursday December 13 2018

American Banker: It’s official: White House taps Calabria as head of FHFA

Housing Wire: It’s official: Trump nominates Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

The Real Deal: Trump taps Mark Calabria as new head of Federal Read More

November 2018

Friday November 30 2018

New filing in Bhatti vs. FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “The Bhatti Plaintiffs delivered their reply brief to the Eighth Circuit today.”

DS News: Examining FHFA’s Capital Standards Proposal

Tuesday November 27 2018

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: GSE Cats and Dogs and One Big Turkey

Monday November 26 2018

Delaware Bay Company: “Release the Hostages”

Wednesday November 21 2018

Wall Street Journal: Partisan or Deal Maker? Maxine Waters Rises as Banking Industry’s Overseer

Tuesday November 20 2018

New filing in Owl Creek vs. United States, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “Owl Creek and other Jones Day clients submitted an unopposed motion to Chief Judge Sweeney today to correct some statements contained in their sealed brief opposing the government’s motion to dismiss about when they acquired their preferred stock in the GSEs. The corrections indicate that these shareholders purchased some of their securities prior to the conservatorship and purchased more thereafter.”

New filing in Fannie/Freddie Consolidated Class Action, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA, Fannie and Freddie delivered a reply in support of its partial reconsideration request to Judge Lamberth today, urging him again to dismiss the shareholder-plaintiffs’ implied covenant claims.”

New filing in Rop vs. FHFA, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “The Rop Plaintiffs delivered a copy of Treasury’s brief filed in the Eighth Circuit in Bhatti v. FHFA to Judge Maloney late last week. The Rop Plaintiffs point Judge Maloney to statements by Treasury in its brief that are at odds with FHFA’s contention that it is a constitutionally structured agency.”

New filing in Wazee vs. FHFA, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA delivered its motion to dismiss Wazee’s complaint to Judge Alejandro in Philadelphia yesterday evening.”

New filing in Read More

October 2018

Wednesday October 31 2018

New filing in Angel vs. Fannie Mae, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA, Fannie and Freddie aren’t keen about Mr. Angel’s request to file a sur-reply.”

Bloomberg Intelligence: GSE Capital Requirements

The M Report: The American Dream Depends on You

Freddie Mac: Freddie Mac Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Tuesday October 30 2018

New filing in Fannie/Freddie Consolidated Class Action, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “The parties delivered a report to Judge Lamberth today telling him that their lawyers met and conferred on Oct. 15 and have tentatively agreed that if the Court’s ruling on the motion for reconsideration doesn’t dispose of these cases, the parties will:

— complete discovery by July 15, 2019;

— exchange expert witness reports by Aug. 14, 2019;

— file any amended complaints (which probably aren’t necessary) by Aug. 14, 2019;

— complete depositions and additional discovery from experts by Nov. 13, 2019;

— complete briefing on class certification by Nov. 26, 2019;

— complete briefing on cross-motions for summary judgment by Feb. 25, 2020;

— hopefully obtain a summary judgment ruling by July 31, 2020;

— schedule a trial to commence on Oct. 19, 2020.

Fairholme, Arrowood and the Class Plaintiffs tell Judge Lamberth they believe there’s a realistic possibility of a settlement, and would be willing to pursue mediation so long as it doesn’t delay the litigation schedule.  FHFA, Fannie and Freddie tell Judge Lamberth they don’t see any reasonable prospect of a settlement.

New filing in Fannie/Freddie Consolidated Class Action, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “Judge Lamberth entered an order today blessing the extended briefing schedule.”

New filing in Rafter vs. U.S., click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “The Rafter Plaintiffs, Fairholme, the Cacciapalle Plaintiffs, Messrs. Read More

September 2018

Friday September 28 2018

Inside Sources: Finding a Fix for Fannie and Freddie

Morning Consult: Taking the First Steps to GSE Reform

Market Insider: MGIC Comments on Revised GSE Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements

The Wall Street Journal: Mel Watt and Accuser Address Charges in Hearing

Thursday September 27 2018

Washington Post: As the world watches Kavanaugh Senate hearing, the House hears another #MeToo story

Politico: Thursday’s other #MeToo hearing on Capitol Hill

Wednesday September 26 2018

National Mortgage News: 5 questions as lawmakers set to probe FHFA, GSE scandals

The Hill: House panel invites Watt accuser to testify at Thursday hearing

Tuesday September 25 2018

Credit Union Journal: Week ahead: Tax reform back in the spotlight

Global Capital: Risk transfer, single security to define Fannie and Freddie in 2019

Monday September 24 2018

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: My Greatest GSE Fear-People Will Forget GSE Achievements

Inside Mortgage Finance: What We’re Hearing: Freddie Mac Puts on its Banker Hat / Some Interesting Policy Moves by Mel Watt / Nonbank Liquidity is a Good Thing, Right? / The Progressives v. the Traditionalists / Eat a Peach: CFPB Moves an Office to Atlanta

Friday September 21 2018

Law 360: A Closer Look At Proposed Regs For Nonbank Loan Servicers

DS News: Addressing Manufactured Home Misconceptions

Thursday September 20 2018

Mondaq: Should Mortgage Loan Servicers Be Subject To Safety And Soundness Standards?

National Mortgage News: There’s no room for REITs, captive insurers at Home Loan Banks

Wednesday September 19 2018

Reading Eagle: Editorial: Congress must step up on mortgage-market reform

Market Watch: Employee wants Senate hearing to discuss sexual misconduct allegation made against FHFA’s Watt

Tuesday September 18 2018

Seeking Alpha: Hensarling Says Administration Doesn’t Favor His GSE Wind Down

National Mortgage Professional: FHFA’s Watt Refuses to Cooperate in Sexual Harassment Probe

Monday Read More

August 2018

Friday August 31 2018

New filing in Collins vs. FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA filed a rehearing petition in the Fifth Circuit yesterday asking a larger panel of judges to take another look at whether the Collins Plaintiffs have Article III standing to bring their separation-of-powers claim and whether FHFA’s structure violates Article II of the Constitution.”

New filing in Cacciapalle vs. U.S., click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “Judge Sweeney placed her stamp of approval on the parties’ request to delay briefing on class certification.”

New filing in Fairholme vs. U.S., click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “The government responded to Fairholme’s request. The government wants Judge Sweeney to bring an end to the filing of amended complaints and asks her to set Sept. 12 as that deadline.  The government says it will file a fresh omnibus motion to dismiss amended complaints filed on or before Sept. 12 by Oct. 1.  Fairholme, in turn, respond by Oct. 23, and the government will file its reply by Jan. 22.”

Thursday August 30 2018

New filing in Jacobs vs. FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA notified the Third Circuit about the Saxton decision in a letter dated yesterday.”

New filing in Cacciapalle vs. U.S., click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “The parties want Judge Sweeney to place her stamp of approval on their agreement to delay further briefing about class certification until after she’s ruled on the government’s omnibus motion to dismiss.”

Curbed: 10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?

Wall Street Journal: Banks Looking for Growth Not Helped by Housing

Wednesday August 29 2018

DS News: The Impact of Privatizing the GSEs

Tuesday August 28 2018

American Banker: GSE reform could increase costs to Read More

July 2018

Tuesday July 31 2018

New filing in Fairholme vs. U.S., click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “Judge Sweeney placed her stamp of approval on the government’s request to file an 85-page omnibus motion to dismiss.”

American Banker: Where GSE reform went wrong

Washington Examiner: Fannie and Freddie get frisky, drawing congressional criticism

Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae Announces Scheduled Release of Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Politico: Watt allegations leave Democrats speechless

Monday July 30 2018

New filing in Fairholme vs. U.S. , click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “In anticipation of filing its omnibus motion to dismiss the dozen cases pending in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims next week, the government is asking Judge Sweeney for permission to file an 85-page document that will exceed the 40-page default rule imposed by the court in run-of-the-mill cases.  Our government notes that if it were to file twelve separate motions to dismiss, rather than one omnibus motion, it would be entitled to drop up to 480 pages on Judge Sweeney’s desk.”

JD Supra: Qualified mortgages: The uncertain future of the GSE patch

Bloomberg: Mortgage Trade Volume May Increase Regardless of FHFA Reform

New York Times: Housing Finance Director, Mel Watt, Investigated for Sexual Harassment

Washington Post: Federal housing finance chief faces sexual harassment investigation

CBS News: FHFA Director Mel Watt under investigation for alleged sexual harassment

The Hill: Housing regulator Watt under investigation for alleged sexual harassment

American Banker: Hard to see how FHFA’s Watt survives harassment allegations

Market Watch: Fannie, Freddie regulator head accused of sexual harassment

Yahoo! Finance: The housing market is slowing down, and that’s a bad sign for the economy

Friday July 27 2018

Politico: 10 years after crisis, Fannie, Freddie trigger new alarms about growing role

American Banker: Seven contenders to become Read More

June 2018

Thursday June 14th 2018
Good news everyone. I have found someone to take over gselinks. This site will continue to be a source for daily GSE news. Check back next week for more.
Monday June 11th 2018
Bad news everyone, this is going to be the last daily update. I find myself with less and less time each day to run the site. Thanks for visiting and in the end I know the truth will prevail.
Follow @DoNotLose for the court filings.
Dalrymple column: Let Fannie and Freddie do what they do well –
Freddie Mac Announces Securitization of Reperforming Loans – DS News
Affordable Housing vs. GSE Reform – The MReport
Sunday June 10th 2018
Back and rested; point me toward the bad guys! – Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog
Friday June 8th 2018
Reviewing GSE Recapitalization Mechanics And Potential Outcomes – Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Fannie Mae: Change in Mortgage Market ‘Remarkable’ and ‘Intense’ –
Thursday June 7th 2018
New filing in the Angel case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Fannie, Freddie and FHFA have asked the Court to extend their time to file a motion to dismiss Mr. Angel’s lawsuit to July 12, 2018.”
Peter Chapman writes further, “Judge Boasberg entered a paperless order this morning directing Mr. Angel to file any objection by June 11, 2018.”
Jerome Corsi Live Stream – Thursday, June 7, Review Current Events – Youtube
Jerome Corsi discusses the Net Worth Sweep.
Wednesday June 6th 2018
In Multifamily Finance, Fannie and Freddie Are Still the Elephant in the Room – Commercial Observer
Short Takes: Hey, Hands Off of GSE Multifamily / What Ed DeMarco Wanted To Do… – Inside Mortgage Finance
GSE Outlook Stays the Course –
Tuesday June 5th 2018
Shifting the risk of mortgage defaults
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