Since the president’s action to lower FHA premiums, economists have tried to estimate the number of existing borrowers that could benefit from the reduction, and the Urban Institute is no different.
Share of low down payment mortgages hits 11-year low...Mortgage rates break their decline streak
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The new guidance for reverse mortgages, which requires that lenders consider both a borrower’s willingness and capacity to pay his or her loan obligations, was delayed.
At a hearing Wednesday morning with the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, HUD Secretary Julian Castro defended the FHA’s decision to reduce mortgage insurance fees.
In an effort to expand credit, government officials are discussing easing up on the penalties given to lenders that make mistakes on mortgage applications.