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  • 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...
  • Letter: Low-income housing fits Rouse vision for Columbia

    Steve Carter argued Oct. 11 that low-income housing in Columbia makes little sense ("Low-income housing does not belong in high-cost Columbia," letter). Perhaps Mr. Carter does not realize that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion

    Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion
    WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the housing market rebound, bailed-out mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae posted its sixth straight quarterly profit in the April-June period and will pay an additional $10.2 billion in dividends to the federal government. The...
  • Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern

    Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern
    There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers. The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
  • Dissolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac may hurt borrowers

    WASHINGTON — You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn't quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then, Fannie Mae...
  • Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit

    Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit
    WASHINGTON — Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they'd have to wait for years before owning...
  • FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure

    FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure
    The Federal Housing Administration wants to make it easier for people who have defaulted on their mortgages to get a new home loan with FHA backing. But there's a catch. To qualify for the break, borrowers must show that their foreclosure or...
  • FHA puts new limits on reverse mortgage program for seniors

    WASHINGTON — For homeowners who were looking to the federal government's reverse mortgage program to supply lots of cash for their retirement years, here's a heads-up: The pipeline just got narrower. Pressed by Congress to slash losses, the...
  • Signs of an easing of credit requirements are surfacing

    WASHINGTON — Could the end of the refinancing boom be stimulating slightly more favorable mortgage terms for home buyers? The latest comprehensive study of activity in the market suggests the answer could be yes. Ellie Mae Inc., a mortgage...
  • Checking the financial health of a condo association

    Checking the financial health of a condo association
    Before you buy a condominium, certainly you'll check out the view, the closet space and the parking lot. But don't fall in love with the unit until you know the association is financially stable. A stiff assessment increase or major building overhaul...