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Federal Housing Administration

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  • Polyana da Costa: Five housing trends for summer

    It may still be hard to find the home of your dreams with the limited inventory for sale. But at least when it comes to getting a mortgage, you might have more options as lenders loosen some of their standards. Here are some of the housing trends you...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%

    Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%
    Reversing a five-week trend, fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with lenders telling Freddie Mac they were offering 30-year loans at an average interest rate of 4.14%, up from 4.12% last week.  The 15-year fixed mortgage, a favorite of...
  • 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...
  • Condos are becoming FHA no-lending zones

    Condos are becoming FHA no-lending zones
    For young first-time buyers, people with modest down-payment cash or seniors who want to tap their equity using a reverse mortgage, it's a growing problem: They cannot use Federal Housing Administration financing in condominiums. It's not that these...
  • Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.

    Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.
    "Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges." Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...