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News stories about FHA insurance

 
Dec 8, 2017  13:00 ET
FHA raises loan limits in most counties
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced this week that it will raise the loan limits for FHA loans in most areas.   In high cost counties, the loan limit will rise to $679,650, ...
Nov 14, 2017  16:20 ET
FHA loan volumes cool off
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans last saw a surge in borrower interest after the Obama administration slashed insurance premiums for the loan program in early 2015. In recent quarters, the...
Oct 23, 2017  19:00 ET
Ben Carson pledges to ease burdens on lenders
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson strongly hinted Monday that the Trump administration would take a softer touch on mortgage lenders that follow the rules. In ...
Aug 29, 2017  17:00 ET
HUD raises costs on reverse mortgages
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was raising the premiums for most reverse mortgages and lowering the maximum amount that can be borrowed in an effort to stem the tide of losses to ...
Mar 27, 2017  17:35 ET
FHA cut cancellation hurts Trump country
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) continues to make the case that the Trump administration should reinstate a cut to the insurance premiums on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. It...
Mar 17, 2017  15:10 ET
Trump proposes deep cuts to HUD
Housing advocates for the poor slammed President Donald Trump’s first budget that proposes deep cuts to the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the total elimina...
Feb 7, 2017  14:25 ET
Lobbyists haven't given up on FHA insurance cut
Housing lobbyists continue to push the Trump administration to reinstate a planned cut to the annual insurance premium on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. In recent letters to...
Jan 27, 2017  15:55 ET
Urban Institute: FHA cut is best delayed
The Urban Institute says the Trump administration’s decision last week to stop a planned cut to the insurance premium on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans was a good move and won’t affect h...
Nov 15, 2016  16:25 ET
FHA insurance fund gains strength in 2016
A strong housing market has left the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA's)mortgage insurance fund on a more solid footing. FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) hit a key benchma...
Oct 14, 2016  12:35 ET
Industry split on FHA insurance-premium cuts
A nonbank mortgage trade association renewed calls this week for the government to cut insurance premiums on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, but the president of the nation’s largest trad...
Sep 29, 2016  14:40 ET
HUD proposes rules to expand condo financing
Condo owners may soon have an easier time getting a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. FHA’s overseer, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), proposed rule c...
Aug 1, 2016  13:00 ET
Obama signs condo bill into law
It will soon get easier for condominium buyers to obtain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. President Barack Obama last week signed into law H.R. 3700, also known as the Housing O...
Jul 25, 2016  14:55 ET
Energy-efficient PACE loans draw industry fire
The powerful Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is raising warning alarms about home energy-efficiency improvement loans that were recently endorsed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devel...
Jun 21, 2016  13:20 ET
Bill easing FHA condo-loan restrictions stalls
A bill that would make it possible for more condo buyers to get financing through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has run up against inertia in the U.S. Senate after gaining unanimous supp...
May 31, 2016  13:20 ET
FHA downpayment-assistance programs remain under scrutiny, HUD's inspector general says
The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) says it is not backing off its scrutiny of higher-priced Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans t...
 

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