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- HUD's Martinez Not Expecting Increase in His Department's 2003 Budget. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;1/23/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31558, p32
Focuses on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Mel Martinez's expectations regarding his department's 2003 budget. Proposed funding level for an investment program; Money appropriated for HUD in fiscal year 2002; Changes in a mortgage insurance program by HUD.
- Senate Unanimously Confirms Mel Martinez as New HUD Secretary. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;01/24/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31063, p4
Reports on the United States Senate's confirmation of Mel Martinez as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Details of Martinez's confirmation hearing; Martinez's relationship to U.S. President-elect George W. Bush and his brother, Florida governor Jeb Bush.
- Housing: HUD Budget Under Fire; Loan Limits for FHA May Climb. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;3/21/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31101, p4
Reports that United States Housing and Urban Development secretary Mel Martinez on 19 March 2001 proposed raising the Federal Housing Administration's loan limits for the first time since 1992. Effort to initiate multifamily rental housing construction; Views of Martinez about increase in...
- WILL RESPA REFORMS BRING BUNDLING TO SETTLEMENT SERVICES? Mitchell, Grant E. // Mortgage Banking;May2002, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p86
Offers views on the settlement-services bundling issue in the U.S. as of May 2002. Policy statement on yield-spread premiums issued by Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Reason for the recommendation of the dual disclosure scheme; Predictions on the legislative...
- RESPA Police Triple - to 30. Collins, Brian // National Mortgage News;4/21/2003, Vol. 27 Issue 30, p1
Reports on Housing secretary Mel Martinez's efforts to increase the enforcement of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) which prohibits kickbacks and referral fees by settlement providers. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) addition of staff for the RESPA...
- HUD: Let Lenders Police Brokers and Appraisers. Julavits, Robert; Bergquist, Erick // American Banker;2/6/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 25, p1
Reports the decision of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in holding lenders accountable for Federal Housing Administration loan fraud. Criticisms on the decision of the HUD; Comment of HUD secretary Mel Martinez on the issue; Impact of the decision on lending business.
- Respa or Not -- A Consortium on Closing Services. Bergquist, Erick; Hochstein, Marc // American Banker;5/8/2003, Vol. 168 Issue 88, p1
U.S. Congressional opposition has stymied U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary Mel Martinez's mortgage reform proposal, but 22 midsize lenders have decided they will not get left behind if the rule is passed. The lenders started talking about creating a vendor management firm back when...
- Bush Makes HUD Pick. // National Mortgage News;01/02/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 14, p1
Reports on the appointment of Mel Martinez as secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Career history; Qualifications for the job.
- Martinez Concerned about FHA Fund. // National Mortgage News;01/22/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p2
Reports on Mel Martinez's plans as secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Martinez's confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate in January 2001; Pledge to increase the availability of affordable housing; Continued reform and strengthening of HUD; Plans...