Condo loan qualifications loosened as FHA eases crisis-era restrictions

Aug 22, 2019
The Federal Housing Administration restricted those loans during the 2008 financial crisis.
A "For Sale" sign in the front yard of a D.C. home.
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Getting cash out of your home is about to get harder if you have an FHA mortgage

Aug 1, 2019
A growing number of homeowners have been refinancing and pocketing the increase in their homes' values.
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FHA tightens standards on insuring home loans

Mar 25, 2019
The Federal Housing Administration is growing concerned that lenders are allowing some first-time home buyers to take on too much risk. Earlier this month, the FHA told lenders that it will flag more loans as high risk, and raise the…
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Jumbo mortgages bigger piece of the housing pie

Aug 10, 2016
Jumbo mortgages constitute a growing share of mortgage lending by big banks, which may disadvantage people of color in the housing market.
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FHA: The next government housing bailout?

Sep 25, 2013
Reuters reports the Federal Housing Administration may need a bailout from the federal government.

Why some families won't be able to buy as big a house next year

Jan 1, 2013
The ceiling on FHA loans in high-cost areas will fall by about $100,000.