Monday, November 15, 2010

Nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency

As has been discussed at length on this forum and others, public policy on foreclosures shifts between periods of pro-borrower and pro-lender. To predict the next move of public policy its important to follow who makes policy. Just recently it was learned that President Obama will nominate North Carolina's chief banking regulator, Joseph A. Smith Jr. to run the agency that oversees both Fannnie and Freddie. To learn more about Mr. Smith, click here. It seems that he will be pro-borrower. Hopefully this can strengthen a pro-workout / modification culture where people can stay in their homes.