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News stories about FHA certifications

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...
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...
Jan 23, 2018  12:15 ET
Mortgage lenders are still taking few risks
Earlier this month, the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center reported that mortgage credit availability rose in the third quarter to the highest level since 2013. Bing Bai, a research as...
Jan 22, 2018  20:30 ET
Congress strikes deal to end government shutdown
Congress reached a deal on Monday to end the government shutdown, passing a temporary spending bill to reopen federal offices and bring back furloughed employees for three weeks. The deal will secure ...
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 ...
Dec 19, 2016  15:40 ET
Government loan volumes jump in fiscal 2016
Overall participation in the U.S. government’s major loan-guarantee programs rose by double digits this past year.  Government loan counts totaled 2.08 million in the fiscal year ending Se...
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).   ...
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 6, 2016  15:50 ET
FHA rule change could end controversy
Last week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced tougher rules on investors that purchase pools of deeply delinquent FHA loans. Although it is not yet clear if these changes will work a...
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...
May 2, 2016  13:15 ET
FHA loan surge cooled at year's end
A surge in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan counts and volumes that began in early 2015 showed signs of slowing down by year's end, though the quarterly numbers were still far ahead of the ...

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