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Data confirms buyers don’t need to wait decades to save up to buy a home

June 20, 2019

By Brad Shuster June is National Homeownership Month, and this year we celebrate amidst a national conversation about how best to reform the U.S. housing finance system to sustain and grow homeownership in a safe and affordable way. This should … Continued

New Report: Saving 20 Percent to Buy a Home Takes 20 Years on Average; Over 1 Million Avoided the Wait in 2018 by Using Private Mortgage Insurance

June 5, 2019

Texas, Florida, California, Illinois, and Ohio Round Out the Top Five States for Low Down Payment Mortgage Lending WASHINGTON, June 5, 2019 — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), the association representing the nation’s leading private mortgage insurance (MI) companies, today released … Continued

USMI President Lindsey Johnson on Summit Consulting’s “Complexity Simplified” Podcast

April 17, 2019

In this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Director Frank Vetrano sits down with USMI President Lindsey Johnson to discuss why the mortgage insurance industry has become major issuers of credit risk transfer (CRT) bonds. Listen to the full episode here.

USMI Statement on U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Mark Calabria as New Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency

April 4, 2019

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Johnson, President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Mark Calabria as the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director: “USMI applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Director Mark … Continued

USMI Roundup: New Developments in Housing Reform

April 2, 2019

It has been a busy week in Washington with renewed attention on housing finance reform in both Congress and the Administration. This week, the Senate Banking Committee (SBC) held two hearings on Chairman Mike Crapo’s (R-ID) Housing Reform Outline, where … Continued

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