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Federal Housing Administration

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  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • What it means to sell a home 'as is'

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. My brothers and I plan to sell her 1970s ranch house after we do some organizing and cleaning out. We want to sell it "as is," but my question is what does that mean? Do we need to...
  • 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...
  • Lenders' credit score requirements may be stricter than needed

    ¬†Are lenders' credit score requirements for home buyers this spring too high — out of sync with the actual risks of default presented by today's borrowers? The experts say yes. What experts? The developers of the credit scores used by virtually...
  • Mortgage rates defy forecasts

    As 2014 arrived, experts were confident that the 30-year mortgage rate would rise to at least 5% this year as the Federal Reserve cut back a bond-buying program, which had depressed the rates to unheard-of lows in 2013. So much for the experts. The...
  • New job hours away likely gets HUD buyer off hook

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I very much enjoy your weekly radio show. My son purchased a HUD home last October, and now he has an offer for a job located four hours away. Do you have any advice or direction in your books or ebooks which...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward

    Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward
    The developer of Harbor East has dipped its toes back into Baltimore's tenuous condominium market, presenting the city with new plans for long-stalled luxury residences atop the Four Seasons Hotel. The design calls for 63 condominiums instead of the...
  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

    WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...