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Jan 10, 2019  10:10 ET
Ginnie Mae chief abruptly resigns
The Trump administration will need to find a new person to lead Ginnie Mae. Michael Bright announced on Wednesday that he was withdrawing his nomination as president, as well as resignin...
Dec 17, 2018  11:20 ET
FHA increases loan limits in most counties
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced that its loan limits will increase in most areas of the country next year. The FHA’s loan ceiling, the maximum limit in the highest...
May 29, 2018  15:40 ET
Blog: Senate confirms new FHA chief
The mortgage and banking lobby scored a victory last week. And no, in this case, we are not talking about the Dodd-Frank Act relief bill signed by President Donald Trump last week. The in...
Feb 14, 2018  11:45 ET
FHA’s market share has been dropping
The three biggest players in the mortgage industry — the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — have engaged in a battle of s...
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...
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...
Jan 23, 2017  16:30 ET
AEI: FHA cut didn't draw new homebuyers
The Trump administration’s move last week to suspend indefinitely a planned insurance-premium cut for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans could hamper home affordability and keep thousands of...
Jan 20, 2017  13:45 ET
FHA suspends planned mortgage insurance cut
In one of the first acts of the Trump Administration, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has suspended indefinitely a recent announced cut to insurance premiums on FHA loans.  Earl...
Jan 12, 2017  14:50 ET
Ben Carson: FHA insurance cut will be reviewed
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary-nominee Ben Carson said the Obama administration’s eleventh-hour decision last week to cut the insurance premium on Federal Housing Administration ...
Jan 9, 2017  11:50 ET
FHA announces insurance-premium cut
In one of the last acts of the Obama administration, the Federal Housing Administration has announced another cut to the annual insurance premium on FHA loans. The premium on most FHA lo...
Nov 29, 2016  16:45 ET
Realtors: FHA should relax condo rules further
The Federal Housing Administration hasn’t gone far enough in relaxing its rules on borrowers seeking an FHA loan for a condominium, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).   ...
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...

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