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USMI Applauds the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Approval of Mark Calabria as the New Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency—Urges Quick Senate Floor Consideration

February 26, 2019

Lindsey Johnson, President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s confirmation of Dr. Mark Calabria as the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director.

Private insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem

February 19, 2019

Private mortgage insurance remains the longest serving, time-tested way to help low down-payment borrowers qualify for home financing in the conventional market.

USMI Roundup: New Congress, New Housing Finance Developments

February 19, 2019

As the 116th Congress settles in, there has already been a lot of housing finance activity.

USMI Statement on Senate Banking Committee Chairman’s Outline for Reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

February 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Johnson, President of U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the outline released today by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) on proposed reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) and the housing … Continued

Mortgage insurance: Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?

January 24, 2019

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you … Continued

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