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Buy a Home Without Breaking the Bank

July 16, 2019

Buying a home is one of life’s biggest financial milestones, but people often think it’s out of reach because of the costs involved, including the myth that you have to put 20% down. The fact is, you don’t necessarily need … Continued

USMI Roundup: New Developments in Housing Finance

June 21, 2019

Washington is buzzing with activity on the housing finance front, both in market developments and policy discussions as FHFA Director Calabria continues to outline his plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (“the GSEs”).  Also, June is National Homeownership Month! … 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 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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