FHA, VA

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March 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

FHA Streamlines Home Warranty, Inspection Process

In an effort to streamline its lending process, the FHA has scrapped the requirement of a 10-year protection plan for newly constructed single-family homes, according to guidelines released this week.


March 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

GSEs, FHA Waging Battle for Subprime Borrowers

The battle among the three main federal housing agencies to attract more borrowers is getting more aggressive, according to the American Enterprise Institute.


March 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

2020 Budget: HUD Spending Cut by 16%, IT Fees Return

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget seeks $44.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and $400 billion in new loan commitments for FHA.


March 7, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Lenders Welcome FHA’s Vendor Verification Rule

Market participants welcomed the new FHA guidance that allows the use of third-party vendors as an alternative method to verify a borrower’s employment, income and assets directly with the employer and financial institutions.


March 1, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

A roundup of stories covering the government mortgage sector.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

GDP Projection for 1Q19 Down by $8 Billion Due to Shutdown.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Wells Fargo, Sierra Agree to Resolve FHA-Related Claims

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has approved a class-action settlement between borrowers and a large bank to resolve allegations of illegal and unfair collection of post-payment interest on FHA-insured mortgages.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Congress Mulls Raising VA Fees to Expand Healthcare

Congress is reportedly considering a legislative proposal to charge higher guarantee fees for VA mortgages to cover healthcare costs of Korean and Vietnam War veterans who were ex-posed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange and other toxic agents.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Weak 4Q Purchase Lending Shrinks FHA/VA Output

Government-backed originations fell significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to a decline in purchase lending even as year-over-year results reflected the uncertainty in last year’s government-backed mortgage market. [Includes three data charts.]


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