FHA, VA

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January 11, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Private MIs Boost Share of Agency Purchase Loans

Private mortgage insurers continued to expand their presence in the flow of purchase-money mortgages into mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. In 2018, lenders sold $243.54 billion of purchase loans with private MI coverage to Fannie and Freddie, a sturdy 13.8 percent rise from 2017, according to an Inside Mortgage Trends analysis. Private mortgage insurance accounted for 46.8 percent of agency ... [Includes two data charts]


January 4, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA Develops Red Flag Rule to Combat Identity Theft

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Loan Guaranty Service issued guidance to help detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft in connection with VA mortgage loans.


January 4, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Urban Institute Identifies FHA Trends to Watch in 2019

Following the November release of FHA’s fiscal 2018 report on the health of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and increases in FHA loan limits, analysts at The Urban Institute have identified four FHA trends to watch for in 2019.


January 4, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Government Shutdown Has Little Impact on FHA, VA

The partial government shutdown, now in its second week, has had limited impact on the FHA and VA lending programs but could be disastrous to federal rural housing programs if prolonged.


January 3, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Shutdown has Little Effect on FHA/VA Loan Programs

Agency mortgage business is proceeding normally as the partial shutdown of the federal government nears two weeks. FHA processing will likely be slowed, and there are still concerns about IRS transcripts. Federal flood in-surance remains in business.


December 20, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Finance

VA Issues Interim Final Rule for Cash-Out Refinance Loans, Segregates Them into Two Distinct Categories

The Department of Veterans Affairs this week sought comment on an interim final rule amending its regulations on cash-out refinancing as part of its effort to prevent abusive lending practices that target VA loans and veteran borrowers.


December 14, 2018 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

Mortgage broker trade group introduces NAMB All-In. Genworth launches risk-based pricing engine. VA updates fee-cost schedule. Industry groups pressure Senate to confirm Trump nominee for GNMA.


December 7, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Retail Lost Share in Major Product Groups

Retail originations declined more than third-party production in the three major mortgage-product categories during the third quarter of 2018, according to a new analysis by Inside Mortgage Trends. Based on survey data from a broad cross-section of lenders, retail originations fell 8.8 percent from the second to the third quarter. The wholesale-broker sector was down 1.9 percent, while correspondent production posted a 1.9 percent increase. The data ... [Includes two data charts]


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