FHA

Trump to name former HUD official as FHA commissioner

02/20/20

Dana Wade would succeed Brian Montgomery, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Refinance mortgage applications reach highest level since 2013

02/12/20

Refinance application activity last week was the highest in nearly seven years, with more than triple the volume from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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JPMorgan mulls return to FHA-backed mortgages after era of fines

02/05/20

JPMorgan Chase may jump back into a mortgage program that helps low-income Americans buy homes, mulling a return years after most banks pulled back from the business in frustration over billions of dollars in penalties.

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FHA wants banks back. Updating servicing could be the answer.

01/13/20

Despite changes by the Federal Housing Administration, bankers remain reluctant to join the program for fear of legal liability. But that could change if it revamps servicing processes, experts say.

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GSEs might operate under consent decree, Calabria says

01/08/20

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria discussed the possibility of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate under a consent order to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to be able to raise capital.

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No, the FHA should not be pushed to the brink again

12/27/19

Now is not the time for the government to cut Federal Housing Administration premiums and enter new segments of the housing market.

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FHA finances improve markedly, but officials won’t cut premiums yet

11/14/19

The Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance fund now sits in a much better financial position, but officials say it's still not strong enough to make the premium cuts the industry wants.

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HUD, Justice Dept. aim to ease lenders' False Claims Act burden

10/28/19

The government has used the law to bring fraud claims against Federal Housing Administration lenders, but the new steps respond to criticism that minor offenders were also getting punished.

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FHFA's Calabria talks GSE footprint, coordination with other agencies

10/28/19

The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac discussed steps the companies have already taken to limit their risk, as well as efforts to prevent housing market “overlap” with the FHA.

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Trump to nominate FHA's Brian Montgomery as No. 2 at HUD

10/08/19

The Federal Housing Administration chief has already been serving as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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