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Government-Insured FHA Mortgages Rising in Popularity
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Government-Insured FHA Mortgages Rising in Popularity

Although they fell from favor (and nearly off the radar) during the last real estate run-up, FHA and VA mortgage products are now grabbing powerful market share. Government-backed loans currently account for about a third of all mortgage applications in the U.S.

Kara  Johnson
12 years ago
FHA Stealing Market Share from Private Mortgage Insurers
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FHA Stealing Market Share from Private Mortgage Insurers

Companies offering private mortgage insurance (PMI) are suffering catastrophic losses due to an avalanche of foreclosure-related claims. But the FHA, which offers HUD-backed FHA loan guarantee reassurance to banks and investors, is quickly capturing that lost PMI market share.

Aaron Crowe
12 years ago
New FHA Jumbo Loans to the "Refi" Rescue
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New FHA Jumbo Loans to the "Refi" Rescue

Jumbo mortgages are larger-than-normal mortgages that are used to pay for, or refinance, higher-cost homes. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) began insuring these big loans this year, at least on a temporary basis, as part of the government's much-touted economic stimulus package.

Kara  Johnson
12 years ago
Government Loan | Federal Loans & Grants
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Government Loan | Federal Loans & Grants

With the country's economy and housing crisis currently on everyone's mind, owning your own home may not seem like a realistic venture right now. But home ownership shouldn't be out of anyone's reach, including lower income families and first-time buyers. Before dashing out to your local lender, however, educating yourself on what government backed loans and programs are available is essential to your long-term homeownership success.

Kirk Haverkamp
12 years ago