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  • 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...
  • Reverse mortgages likely to get stingier

    Reverse mortgages likely to get stingier
    WASHINGTON Three years ago, with his former partner suffering from cancer, Jim Dorsey decided to borrow against the equity on his Vashon Island, Wash., home with a reverse mortgage. The couple didn't have children and didn't plan to move, so a loan that...
  • Conventional loans may save money, agent says

    Conventional loans may save money, agent says
    A Federal Housing Administration mortgage is a favorite of many homebuyers because of the low down payment required. But Stephen B. McWilliam, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors, says buyers may actually save money with a conventional...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead

    Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage for my home, but I heard that the...
  • FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners

    FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners
    Homeowners who were laid off and lost their homes to foreclosure could qualify for a new mortgage in as little as a year under an unprecedented federal rule change that slashes the usual waiting period between financial disaster and buying a new house....
  • Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...
  • FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis

    Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't...
  • House-flipping waiver is extended

    House-flipping waiver is extended
    Federal officials have extended a regulatory waiver that makes it easier to "flip" properties — a move meant to encourage the renovation of foreclosed homes but that critics say could herald the return of predatory schemes. The Federal Housing...
  • Fee increases are making FHA mortgages more expensive

    Fee increases are making FHA mortgages more expensive
    WASHINGTON — If you want to buy a house with minimal cash by using an FHA-insured mortgage, here's some sobering news: Because of an ongoing series of fee increases and underwriting tweaks, those mortgages are getting steadily more expensive and may...
  • Howard County housing fair coming up April 13

    Howard County housing fair coming up April 13
    If you want to live in Howard County, one of Maryland’s fastest-growing jurisdictions, where it’s competitive — and can be pricey — to buy a home, consider attending the 7th Annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair. The...
  • Taxpayers near break-even point with Fannie, Freddie bailouts

    WASHINGTON — More than five years after the government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers are close to breaking even on the controversial bailouts of the mortgage finance giants. The companies said Thursday that they would make another...