Two New Federal Regulations That Will Harm the Housing Recovery.

  One part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). This bureau was created in an effort to ensure that financial products and services work well for consumers. According to the website the CFPB “..helps consumers by providing educational materials […]

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau – New Mortgage Lending Standards

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the final rules designed to strengthen consumer protections for “high cost” mortgages. Here’s the link.   The CFPB designates non-high cost mortgages as “qualified mortgages.” The CFPB has offered lenders two ways of assuring a loan is a qualified mortgage. A loan will be judged as […]

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau – Preview of New Home Lending Standards

As reported in the January 8, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal, the new federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is expected to issue new home-lending rules this week. The purpose of the new rules will be to prevent future real estate bubbles and outlaw the somewhat exotic loan products that some blame for the […]