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ICBA outlines housing finance reform principles By Ron Haynie While Washington and much of the rest of the nation has been preoccupied with questions over the federal budget and debt ceiling, policymakers have nevertheless continued to move ahead on fundamental reforms to the housing finance system. With the House and Senate separately advancing vastly different […]

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Expanded exemptions from credit risk retention standards proposed By Ann M. Grochala More than two years after releasing a proposal to ensure that securitizers retain an economic interest in the credit risk of the assets they securitize, financial regulators recently went back to the drawing board. In late August, regulators released a revised proposed qualified […]

A Lifelong Banker

Mark Vis | First State Bank Southwest | Worthington, Minn. Homebuyer referrals, including from first-timers, drive Mark Vis’ success in originating mortgages By Howard Schneider A mortgage originator who brought in 148 loans in 2012 has to be special. That record is even more impressive when you find out that just one processor assisted him […]

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