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  • Plan would reduce Fannie, Freddie loan limits to $400,000 in most markets

    Plan would reduce Fannie, Freddie loan limits to $400,000 in most markets
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Monday detailed a plan to reduce the size of home mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could purchase. Under the proposal issued for public comment, the FHFA would cut by 4 percent, to $400,000 from $417,000...
  • Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high

    Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high
    Led by positive data on sales of new single-family housing, home-builder confidence ticked up in December, reaching its highest reading in four months. The gauge of the National Assn. of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached 58 last...
  • It'll take time to see effect of new mortgage rules

    New regulations governing home loans take effect Jan. 10, but it's likely to take a few months to see how much they really alter a prospective borrower's ability to get a mortgage. Combined with other tweaks made in the past few months, the changes...
  • New Year's resolutions for home buyers

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year? But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • Refinance is possible, but tricky, after foreclosure

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm trying to refinance my primary residence. My vacation home was foreclosed on about 18 months ago. I tried to get a loan modification on my primary residence but got nowhere. I finally got somebody to loan me...
  • FHA loan limits to fall next year

    FHA loan limits to fall next year
    The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year. For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...
  • 'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says

    'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says
    The number of American renters paying unaffordable amounts for housing reached an all-time high last year, as tenants grappled with rising rents and meager income growth, a new report says. About 21.1 million households paid more than 30% of their...
  • FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative

    FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative
    The Federal Housing Administration, fresh from a $1.7-billion bailout, now projects that it will replenish its financial reserves to required levels in 2015, two years faster than it had predicted a year ago. The agency said its net worth remains in the...
  • FHA lowering loan limits in Chicago area

    The Federal Housing Administration is ending the year in much the same way it started, announcing steps to lessen consumers' use of FHA-backed mortgages. This month, the agency announced new, lower single-family loan limits for 650 counties across the...