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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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23 November 2009
Here you will find a collection of our FHA (Federal Housing Administration) Articles and other content that is related to the given topic.
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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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5 October 2009
Buying a condo is about to get more complicated, especially if you're thinking about getting an FHA mortgage.
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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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25 June 2009
With all the attention that's been focused on the Making Home Affordable program, it's easy to forget there are other options out there for reducing your mortgage payments.And if you have an FHA or VA mortgage, there's one that's simply fantastic - a streamline refinance.
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10 June 2009
As the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) prepares to ask Congress for another $800 million in rescue funds, many industry experts predict that FHA loans will soon become the new version of bad credit subprime mortgages.That could trigger a new foreclosure avalanche.
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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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24 January 2009
A program from the FHA to help pay for home repairs is gaining in popularity.Special FHA rehab mortgage loans provide buyers with money based on the future value of the property after repairs and improvements are completed.
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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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7 October 2008
The Housing and Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 effectively killed off seller-funded down payments by banning their use with FHA-insured mortgages after October 1.Now, consumer groups are rallying with lawmakers to protect this form of funding for homebuyers.
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4 October 2008
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.
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30 September 2008
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) can help you get a great deal on "vintage" real estate.
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6 September 2008
The Housing Stimulus Bill gives the FHA and Ginnie Mae the challenge of leading the country out of a mortgage crisis.
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