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Anthony Kellum

FHA’s strong financial showing points the way on policy

Last month HUD published its annual FHA Actuarial Report. The report shows extremely strong financial performance — with reserves against losses of $62...
PMI

Private mortgage insurers’ market share nearly equals FHA’s

Private mortgage insurance now has almost matched the Federal Housing Administration program in market share, having gained approximately eight percentage points in the...
LendEDU

Down payment affordability issues lead millennials to seek FHA mortgages

The Federal Housing Administration program insured three-quarters of the mortgages obtained by millennial homebuyers as most had trouble saving up for a 20%...
HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Federal court blocks HUD guidance on down payment assistance

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dealt a blow to efforts by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to restrict nonprofit housing...
Bay Area

New Bay Area startup promises a house without the down payment blues

A new startup launched in the Bay Area on Tuesday says it can help buyers survive the region's cutthroat housing market by doing...
Most consumers overestimate what it takes to get a mortgage | 2019-06-05

Most consumers overestimate what it takes to get a mortgage | 2019-06-05

When it comes to obtaining a mortgage, the majority of consumers think it requires a higher credit score and larger down payment than...
TD Bank survey

Mortgage borrowers move faster online, but need guidance: TD Bank

The majority of homebuyers close their loans within four weeks or less, and a more digital mortgage process is likely one reason they...
metro denvers housing market close to failing report

Metro Denver’s housing market close to failing: report

Metro Denver's housing market is approaching a tipping point when it comes to affordability, according to a quarterly update from HSH.com, a mortgage...

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Mary Frances Coleman

It’s time to ditch the phrase “That’s the way it’s always been done”

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As a traveler, you’re likely always on the lookout for great new locations to purchase real estate in. Well, put Peru on your...
Some landlords offer rent relief during coronavirus shutdown. Others — not so much.

Some landlords offer rent relief during coronavirus shutdown. Others — not so much.

Amid jobless claims numbering in the hundreds of thousands every week, some Washington landlords are steadfastly insisting that rent...
As interest rates increase from record lows, mortgage applications fall back from 10-year high

Mortgage applications fall significantly as coronavirus continues to hit housing market

After reaching a near 11-year high just a few weeks ago, mortgage applications declined for the second consecutive week as the coronavirus that...

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