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John Taylor on All Things Considered | April 13, 2011

NPR Radio | All Things Considered After several months of investigation into the so-called robo-signing scandal, federal banking regulators have issued cease-and-desist orders to 14 of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers. As a result, these firms — including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo — will have to change the way they …

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John Taylor on The Callie Crossley Show | May 4, 2011

(Un)affordable Housing | WGBH Radio 89.7 Over ten million cash-strapped renters are spending more than half their paycheck on rent and utilities, according to a new study from the Harvard University Joint Center For Housing Studies. At the same time that the housing market took a dive, construction on rental properties slowed, rentals became more …

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Government Sponsored Enterprises Reform

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are known as Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) because of considerable benefits, such as tax exemptions, that they receive from the Federal government. The GSEs serve a critical function as they buy loans from banks, enabling banks to make more loans. With GSE reform as a major priority for Congress, NCRC will …

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