FHA

Lower FICOs, higher DTIs prompt a change in FHA loan underwriting

03/18/19

The Federal Housing Administration is returning to manual reviews of higher-risk loans it insures because it's finding that a growing share have lower credit scores, higher debt-to-income ratios, or both.

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FHA eases home warranty requirement for low down payment loans

03/14/19

The Federal Housing Administration is moving forward with a long-delayed plan to reduce the term of the home warranty required for high loan-to-value mortgages on new houses.

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Takeaways from Trump budget: CFPB reform, FHA fees and student loans

03/11/19

The 2020 budget would add the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and FSOC to congressional appropriations, charge lenders for FHA upgrades and require universities to have skin in the game on student loans.

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More first-time home buyers in the military are using VA loans: CFPB

03/01/19

The conventional market recaptured a lot of the first-time homebuyers it lost during the financial crisis, but service members instead have increasingly stuck with loans insured by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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FHA expands affordable housing pilot program

02/21/19

The agency's pilot program, designed to streamline mortgage insurance applications associated with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, will now include applications for new construction and substantial rehabilitation.

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The shutdown's impact on financial services

01/13/19

Many federal agencies have been closed for more than three weeks, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history. With no end in sight, here's how it's affecting banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders.

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Banks are feeling effects of shutdown: ABA

01/11/19

The American Bankers Association has called for an end to the government shutdown, saying it has prevented customers from securing loans and threatens even more damage.

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Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown

01/11/19

A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

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FHA urges servicers to go easy on federal workers during shutdown

01/09/19

The agency wants mortgage servicers to extend special forbearance plans to those affected by the partial government shutdown and evaluate borrowers for loss-mitigation options.

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Servicers treating government shutdown like a natural disaster

01/04/19

As the government shutdown enters its third week, mortgage servicers are activating the response plans they normally use during hurricanes and wildfires to assist federal workers who may have trouble paying their mortgages.

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