Federal Housing Administration

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Name: Federal Housing Administration
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

CNBC: Momentum for housing-finance reform

The U.S. real estate market is an enigma. Few realize their mortgage is more likely than not owned by one of two companies, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac — government sponsored enterprises collectively known as "the GSEs." As a result of their collapse at ... [Published U.S. Senator John Warner - 18 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

E-signatures a step towards increased efficiency, FHA director says

FREE PREVIEWLOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE NOW TO READ THIS ARTICLEWednesday, April 23, 2014Just a couple months after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on Jan. 30 that it would be granting expanded authority to lenders to accept electronic signatures, ... [Published Valuation Review - 22 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Can I Afford to be a Landlord in Smithtown?

Can you afford to be a landlord in Smithtown? According to Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), multifamily rent growth should level out to its long-term average performance as interest rates increase. That does not mean that ... [Published Smithtown Patch - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Housing options limited for veterans

Finding housing can be challenging, and for some veterans they're finding it's especially hard to find homes using their benefits.&nbsp/&nbsp upnorthlive.com photoGRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY -- Finding housing can be challenging, and for some veterans they're ... [Published TV 7 & 4 - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Fannie-Freddie 2.0: Government Housing Polices Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan lamented statistics from a Pew report showing Hispanics lost 66 percent of their net worth between 2005 and 2009. He went on to say :Think about all the home equity, all the savings and all ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Rising Home Prices Crack Foundation of U.S. Real-Estate Recovery

A crack is starting to form in the foundation of the U.S. housing-market recovery that extends beyond bad winter weather.“A rise in interest rates , combined with the rise in home prices , has quickly and surprisingly made a lot of markets unaffordable ... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

MBA: Average Mortgage Size Now At Highest In Survey History

Mortgage application volume decreased 3.3% during the week ending April 18, compared to the previous week, on an adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey .On an unadjusted basis, volume ... [Published Mortgage Orb - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Self-described 'wolf' pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

A former hard-money lender who once described himself as “a wolf” pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a mortgage scheme that caused a loss of more than $800,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Attorney’s Office ... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

Updated TD Bank programme eliminates private mortgage insurance

-- Canadian financial services group Toronto Dominion's (TSX: TD) (NYSE: TD) US-based TD Bank unit said it has updated its Right Step mortgage programme. According to the firm, Right Step provides qualified home buyers with an alternative to Federal Housing ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Americans With Lower Credit Scores Are Finding It Easier To Take Out Mortgages

REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonFollowing the U.S. housing bust, it got harder for households to get a mortgage.It was especially hard for folks with the lower credit ratings.However, lending standards have been loosening, and this largely considered a good th ... [Published Business Insider - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

For Baby Boomers, Reverse Mortgages Are Still a Risky Proposition

For older homeowners who own their homes outright or have small loan balances, a reverse mortgage might sound like an excellent way to supplement a lower income once they stop working. At age 62, baby boomers can take out a loan whereby the bank pays ... [Published Motley Fool - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

United States : BERKELEY POINT CAPITAL expands finance options for COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The finance options has been expanded by Berkeley Point Capital LLC to comprise loans for commercial real estate like self-storage, industrial, mixed-use, office, retail and non-agency, multi-family properties.Capital solutions covers commercial mortgage-backed ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 19 2014]

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"There are lots of options if you really are interested in becoming a homeowner" said Vickee Adams, spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Iowa
...Proposal 2, or a friend or colleague who agrees with him, we should make our fellow Americans own the belief that undergirds their stance: "I should not have to compete with non-whites based on merit. I suspect I will lose if being white isn't the qualification that matters most."
"Not all states recognize digital signatures or digital notaries, for recording purposes," White said. "So for a federal agency to enact a global rule, it gets into state rights issues, and laws would need to be passed on the state level to allow for that.”"
...It also reflects the peculiar pattern of private gain and socialized risk—"an unholy dynamic," as Tyler Cowen observes, "of short-term trading and investing, backed up by bailouts and risk reduction from the government and the Federal Reserve." By one estimate , the housing crash alone cost $3.4 trillion, an average of nearly $5800 for each American household

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Time to get off the sidelines? [Published Miami Herald - 9 mins ago]
Lenders easing loan requirements just a bit [Published North Jersey.com - 3 hours ago]
VA Home Loans Up to $1.5 million: Dispelling VA... [Published Edgewater Davidsonville Patch - 9 hours ago]
Cordray touts eClosings initiative [Published NAFCU - 17 hours ago]
RIVERSIDE: Takano seeks reverse mortgage reform [Published Riverside Press Enterprise - 17 hours ago]
Editorial: A saner approach to mortgages [Published McDuffieMirror - 17 hours ago]
CNBC: Momentum for housing-finance reform [Published U.S. Senator John Warner - 18 hours ago]
A new housing bubble? [Published Los Angeles Times - 19 hours ago]
E-signatures a step towards increased efficienc... [Published Valuation Review - 22 hours ago]
Supreme Court Agrees With Michigan Voters: Affi... [Published Huffington Post - 23 hours ago]
Can I Afford to be a Landlord in Smithtown? [Published Smithtown Patch - 23 hours ago]
Housing options limited for veterans [Published TV 7 & 4 - 23 hours ago]
Fannie-Freddie 2.0: Government Housing Polices ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Apr 23 2014]
CFPB pushes for eClosings [Published HousingWire.com - Apr 23 2014]
Rising Home Prices Crack Foundation of U.S. Rea... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 23 2014]
Should Uncle Sam really be subsidizing the Amer... [Published HousingWire.com - Apr 23 2014]
Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and Ame... [Published Truth Out - Apr 23 2014]
MBA: Average Mortgage Size Now At Highest In Su... [Published Mortgage Orb - Apr 23 2014]
The Basics of Home Financing in 7 Easy Steps [Published Daily Finance - Apr 23 2014]
Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Apr 23 2014]
HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis ... [Published HousingWire.com - Apr 23 2014]
Retired Naples architect creator of great room [Published Florida Realtor - Apr 22 2014]
'Boomerang buyers' purchase homes after foreclo... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Apr 22 2014]
UPDATE 2- Fewer defaults push MGIC quarterly pr... [Published Reuters UK - Apr 22 2014]
MGIC Investment Corporation Reports First Quart... [Published ADVFN India - Apr 22 2014]
KANDI: Former Pierce County Hard Money Lender P... [Published United States Department of Justice - Apr 22 2014]
Updated TD Bank programme eliminates private mo... [Published Individual.com - Apr 22 2014]
TD Bank eliminates private mortgage insurance [Published SPi World News - Apr 22 2014]
TD Bank eliminates private mortgage insurance [Published Insurance Business Review - Apr 22 2014]
Self-described 'wolf' pleads guilty to mortgage... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 22 2014]
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Americans With Lower Credit Scores Are Finding ... [Published Clusterstock - Apr 21 2014]
Following the U.S. housing bust, it got harder for households to get a mortgage. It was especially hard for folks with the lower credit ratings. However, lending standards have been loosening, and this largely considered a good thing. But this ...
Why a government agency won’t lower mortgage fe... [Published Ezra Klein - Apr 21 2014]
The recovery remains underway. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Two influential housing industry trade groups voiced alarm this month about the fees borrowers must pay when they take out a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration – a popular ...
Is the Government Charging Too Much For Mortgages? [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 21 2014]
Six years after ratcheting up mortgage-lending standards, lenders are showing signs of increased risk taking when it comes to mortgage credit, as the Wall Street Journal noted on Saturday . Lending standards would have grown much tighter than they ...
Wells Fargo to expand acceptance of e-sign docs [Published Housing Wire - Apr 15 2014]
The move comes months after the Federal Housing Administration’s announcement that it would be accepting more electronic signatures on mortgage-related documents as well. ...
The most important fact we rarely admit in talk... [Published Ezra Klein - Apr 11 2014]
Painting by Jacob Lawrence in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, via Wikimedia Commons Concentrated poverty and racial segregation in American cities are tremendously knotty problems, problems inherited across generations ...
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JPMorgan Chase Reaches $614 Million Settlement ... [Published JPMorgan Chase Press Releases - Feb 04 2014]
FHA Lowers Limits for Consumer Mortgage Loans [Published Financial Services - Jan 28 2014]
High Balance Conforming Loans And Mortgage Term... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 02 2013]
Is A Down Payment On A House Tax Deductible? Lo... [Published PR Newswire - Nov 01 2013]
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