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6 July 2011
The maximum mortgage available through the FHA would be dramatically reduced under a proposal put forward by researchers at the George Washington University School of Business.
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3 June 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association is urging the FHA to simplify the mortgage application process by allowing the use of electronic signatures on all documents used in originating FHA home loans.
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28 May 2011
About one-fifth of the nation's counties are scheduled to see lower loan limits on FHA mortgages beginning Oct.1, according to an analysis the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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3 May 2011
Homeowners who were affected by last week's tornado outbreak across the South may be able to qualify for up to 12 months of suspended or reduced payments on Freddie Mac mortgages, along with other assistance as well.
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8 March 2011
Tempted by foreclosure or "as is" listings but wonder how you can afford to make them livable? FHA's streamlined 203(k) mortgage is your answer.
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4 March 2011
According to FHA Commissioner David Stevens, there are 23 lenders participating in the FHA Short Refinance Program.Finding out if your lender is one of them can be a challenge.
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15 December 2010
It's not easy being a condominium owner.Not only are sales down, but FHA restrictions on mortgages for condos will make it harder for homeowners to sell or refinance.
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10 August 2010
Details of a new program designed to help underwater homeowners refinance into an FHA mortgage have been released by the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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18 January 2010
To encourage the resale of foreclosed properties, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is temporarily easing a restriction on the type of properties that can be bought with an FHA mortgage.
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5 January 2010
FHA mortgages could get a bit more expensive for borrowers, now that the government has lifted a cap on what lenders can charge for originating the loans.
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12 November 2009
What has been one of the easiest and most foolproof ways to refinance a mortgage is about to get a bit tougher.New rules for the FHA Streamline refinance take effect Nov.17, meaning approval will no longer be practically guaranteed for borrowers with FHA mortgages.
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21 September 2009
The Federal Housing Administration has announced that it will require higher credit scores and tighten credit requirements in general for both lenders and borrowers, effective January 1.
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9 September 2009
Wishing you could buy a home but lack the money for a down payment? Or does bad credit prevent you from qualifying for a mortgage in the current tight lending environment? An FHA mortgage could be just the ticket for you.
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21 July 2009
Older homes can offer some great bargains, but they often require a fair amount of work to make them livable.The FHA 203k rehab loan enables home buyers to roll the purchase price and cost of repairs into a single mortgage right up front.
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6 July 2009
You don't often hear about 25-year mortgages, but it's one of the newest options the Obama Administration is adding to the mix under its Making Home Affordable Program.
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10 May 2009
The FHA may be heading for a few rough patches, as it attempts to adjust to a more prominent position in the U.S.mortgage industry.
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25 April 2009
The FHA was supposed to lead the U.S.mortgage industry out of crisis, but rising defaults are prompting the agency to tighten up its lending standards.
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1 April 2009
Poor credit borrowers don't have the subprime option anymore, but FHA loans are often a better fit anyway.
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31 December 2008
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.
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17 October 2008
Do you know what an FHA lender is, and whether or not you should use one?.
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