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Federal Housing Administration

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  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

    WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion for mortgage origination practices

    SunTrust Banks Inc, a large Southeastern regional bank, has agreed to pay $968 million to settle a U.S. federal probe into allegations of mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. SunTrust,...
  • SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland

    SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland
    Maryland will receive $33 million from a nearly $1 billion joint state-federal settlement reached with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over past problems with its mortgage servicing and foreclosure procedures, the Maryland Attorney General's office announced...
  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mortgage-abuse allegations

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. The agreements...
  • Virginia borrowers to receive $34 million in mortgage-abuse settlement with SunTrust

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with Virginia, California and other state and federal authorities will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. Virginia is set to...
  • Recovering values put refi in reach for homeowners

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My wife and I bought our house in 2007 for $139,600 with a 30-year mortgage at 6 percent, and we owe around $119,000. Our payment is $1,011 per month, and that includes private mortgage insurance (PMI), our...
  • Credit crunch led to general contractor's woes

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm nearing 66 and still working, although I'm retired military of nearly 36 years, a Vietnam vet, and drawing Social Security. I had a successful business as a general contractor for many years. In 2008, just as...
  • FHA is urged to reform loan sale program

    A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes. Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
  • Why Can Lenders Charge Interest After Mortgage Paid Off?

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade — they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal...
  • FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages

    FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages
    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...