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Residential | May 2019 
Condo-Financing Rule Delay Has Been Detrimental
For mortgage originators, closing more loans is tough enough given the competition, lenders creating their own direct-to-homebuyer divisions and rising interest rates. Add to the list of troubles a cu...
By Chris Gardner, founder, FHAPros

Residential | December 2018 
Opportunity Awaits in the Manufactured-Housing Sector
Modern manufactured homes have vastly improved from the trailers of the 1960s and early 1970s. Significant advancements in construction materials, assembly technology and logistics efficiency have res...
By Adam Johnston, chief appraiser and director of investigations, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Commercial | March 2018 
Senior Housing’s Fruitful Appeal
Imagine coming home to a spacious, open living space equipped with marble countertops, hardwood floors and an in-unit washer and dryer. Outside your front door are expansive common spaces filled with ...
By Trace Wilson, director, PGIM Real Estate Finance

Commercial | March 2018 
HUD 232 Could Make Your Day
There are about 75 million people in the baby-boomer generation and about 3 million of them will reach retirement age each year for the next two decades. Many may eventually end up in a senior-housing...
By KC Peterson, vice president, Hunt Mortgage Group

Residential | November 2017 
HECM Is Going Mainstream
Historically, many loan originators have viewed reverse mortgages as a fringe loan product. They often silo their reverse mortgage operations, if any, as separate lines of business off to the side of ...
By Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing, ReverseVision

Commercial | August 2016 
Just Overlook Background Checks?
Under new standards adopted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), landlords risk sanctions if they refuse to rent to individuals with criminal records. By learning the details...
By Odell Murry, president, MAI Financial Services Inc.

Commercial | May 2016 
A Second Look at Section 8
Apartments rented under the federal government’s Section 8 Rental Certificate low-income housing program are often stigmatized, as are the landlords who own them. But for owners who maintain and manag...
By Tim Leber, origination analyst, Colony American Finance

Residential | September 2003 
HUD Fortifies the RESPA Enforcement Division
For over a decade, the Department’s RESPA staff has focused on regulatory issues and the proposal of new RESPA rules to benefit consumers by encouraging settlement service providers to make early disc...
By Phillip Schulman, attorney, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP

Residential | July 2003 
Property Flipping Deemed Predatory Lending: HUD Pronounces Flipped Properties Ineligible for FHA Financing
On May 1, 2003, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a final rule that renders properties sold within the past 90 days ineligible for financing with Federal Housing Admi...
By Phillip Schulman, attorney, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP

Residential | May 2003 
HUD’s RESPA Proposal Faces Tough Questions on Capitol Hill
HUD Secretary Mel Martinez had a busy March on Capitol Hill, touting both his proposed fiscal 2004 budget and increasingly, defending his department’s proposed reform of the Real Estate Settlement Pro...
By Mike Sorohan, Editor, MBA Newslink

Residential | May 2004 
To Originate FHA Loans or Not to Originate FHA Loans: That is the Question
(None of the information contained in this article should be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion.  All information should be verified by researching the applicable state or federal regulati...
By Scott Dodson, president and CEO, Federal Mortgage Licensing and Compliance

Residential | February 2004 
Who Can Originate FHA Loans?
Mortgage brokers and lenders should by now be familiar with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules regarding so-called “net branches”. These rules, contained in Mortgagee Let...
By Kim Daugherty, senior account executive, KC Capital

Residential | December 2005 
Funding Fixes
Congress established the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to oversee different single mortgage-insurance plans. This includes the 203(k) Home Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance program. ...
By Mel Levine, executive vice president, AmericaOne Finance Inc.

Residential | December 2005 
Heed the Alarm
An alarm is sounding in the mortgage-broker industry. Brokers are attempting to avoid or mitigate losses resulting from regulatory audits and civil actions because of inadequate quality controls and...
By John Long, attorney, mortgage-regulatory-compliance law

Residential | June 2005 
Getting FHA & HUD approval: The who, what and why
When looking for ways to grow their businesses, many small and medium-sized mortgage companies ignore Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ...
By Scott Dodson, president and CEO, Federal Mortgage Licensing and Compliance


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