RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Federal Housing Administration

A collection of news and information related to Federal Housing Administration published by this site and its partners.

Top Federal Housing Administration Articles

Displaying items 67-77
  • FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions

    Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending

    Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together with their federal regulator, have drawn up rules aimed at loosening constricted lending standards to make mortgages more affordable and easier to get for those with less than stellar credit....
  • FHA's house-flip waiver nears its end

    Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...
  • Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller

    Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller
    Q: My husband and I own a rental house in Lilburn, Georgia. Shortly after purchasing the house we began renting it. The same renters have been in house ever since. They are interested in purchasing the house. Thing is, I'm not sure if they will be able to...
  • Loan gives low-income borrowers a chance to build equity fast

    Two major banks have agreed to originate a new 15-year mortgage under pilot programs aimed at low- and moderate-income borrowers. In addition, the creators of the so-called Wealth Building Home Loan, which allows home buyers to build equity at a much...
  • Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns

    Weak home sales create a market full of unknowns
    There's still a ways to go before 2014's housing market wraps up, but industry watchers are already looking ahead to next year. So, too, are potential buyers and sellers who decided to sit this year out. Last week, the Illinois Association of Realtors...
  • U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas

    U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to government data, but the cause and implications of the roadway revival may be different than in years past. The slow...
  • 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...