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Mortgage Finance Update: Winter is Here

New York | After several weeks on the road talking to mortgage professionals and business owners, below is an update on the world of housing finance. We hope to see all of the readers of The Institutional Risk Analyst in the mortgage business at the Americatalyst event in Austin, TX, next month.

The big picture on housing reflected in the mainstream media is one of caution, as illustrated in The Wall Street Journal. Borodovsky & Ramkumar ask the obvious question: Are US homes overvalued? Short answer: Yes. Send your cards and letters to Janet Yellen c/o the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington. But the operating environment in the mortgage finance sector continues to be challenging to put it mildly.