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USA Today
Channel your inner Trump: Develop your propertycondo to be sold before authorizing lender mortgages, and at least 50 percent o
Channel your inner Trump: Develop your property
USA Today / Posted yesterday
condo to be sold before authorizing lender mortgages, and at least 50 percent of the units will need to be sold before the Federal Housing Administration will insure those mortgages, said Than Merrill, president and CEO of FortuneBuilders, which... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida not so favorable for first-time homebuyers, study findsbuyers have many mistakenly thinking they have to put 20 percent down to qualif
South Florida not so favorable for first-time homebuyers, study finds
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
buyers have many mistakenly thinking they have to put 20 percent down to qualify for a mortgage, Sahnger said. With a Federal Housing Administration loan, a down payment can be as low as 3.5 percent. Other programs may require even less down —... Read more
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Orange County Register
Energy loans lower utility bills – but at a priceor property assessed clean energy super lien, is getting the green light to fin
Energy loans lower utility bills – but at a price
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
or property assessed clean energy super lien, is getting the green light to finance energy efficiency home improvements on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veteran’s Administration (VA) loans but not conventional Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... Read more
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Orange County Register
Mortgage interest rates tick upwardMac’s survey: Local borrowers can get a zero-point, high-balance 30-year, fixed
Mortgage interest rates tick upward
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
Mac’s survey: Local borrowers can get a zero-point, high-balance 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage for 2.875 percent from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA). A similar 15-year fixed loan from FHA and VA is... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
FHA says it will approve mortgages with energy improvement assessmentsIn a reversal, the Federal Housing Administration said this week it would appro
FHA says it will approve mortgages with energy improvement assessments
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
In a reversal, the Federal Housing Administration said this week it would approve mortgages on properties with energy improvement assessments through the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE. Hundreds of home improvements have been... Read more
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The Hill
The GOP's Malthusian streak on full display at RNC“poor” four times, though two of those times the word appears in the phrase “po
The GOP's Malthusian streak on full display at RNC
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
“poor” four times, though two of those times the word appears in the phrase “poorly managed,” as in the “poorly-managed” Federal Housing Administration. By comparison, “war” is in there 58 times, “freedom” 45, and “America” 286. As for solutions... Read more
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Island Packet
The Mortgage Professor: Should home sellers pay the settlement costs of buyers?when the down payment is 10 percent, so the contribution in my example would be
The Mortgage Professor: Should home sellers pay the settlement costs of buyers?
Island Packet / Posted 4 days ago
when the down payment is 10 percent, so the contribution in my example would be an acceptable 2.6 percent. Note that the Federal Housing Administration allows contributions up to 6 percent regardless of the down payment. I sometimes run into... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
New federal initiative makes solar power available to more familiesstart until November 2017. Part of the scale up of the pace program, includes
New federal initiative makes solar power available to more families
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 4 days ago
start until November 2017. Part of the scale up of the pace program, includes opening up availability to homeowners with federal housing administration insurance and veterans with a va home loan, groups who may not have been able to afford solar... Read more
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Deseret News
Michelle Singletary: Like searching for Pikachu, look high and low for the best mortgage ratefixed-rate mortgages for a jumbo loan (more than $417,000): 3.61 percent. • A
Michelle Singletary: Like searching for Pikachu, look high and low for the best mortgage rate
Deseret News / Posted 4 days ago
fixed-rate mortgages for a jumbo loan (more than $417,000): 3.61 percent. • A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration: 3.53 percent. • A 15-year fixed-rate: 2.88 percent. • A 5/1 ARM: 2.78 percent Know where... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Mortgage Rates Rise Ahead Of Brexit Voteloans for condos In related news, the U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that
Mortgage Rates Rise Ahead Of Brexit Vote
Bankrate.com / Posted 5 days ago
loans for condos In related news, the U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that could help homebuyers who want to use Federal Housing Administration-insured loans to buy condominiums. FHA loans allow a minimum 3.5% downpayment. FHA guidelines... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
PACE financing for home solar gets federal backingquickly across the country before federal regulators tried to kill it. The Whi
PACE financing for home solar gets federal backing
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
quickly across the country before federal regulators tried to kill it. The White House announced Tuesday that both the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs would encourage the use of PACE (Property-Assessed... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Enter The Housing Market Nowtoday than in recent years, there are options for purchasing your first home wi
Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Enter The Housing Market Now
The Chattanoogan / Posted 6 days ago
today than in recent years, there are options for purchasing your first home without a 20% downpayment. For example, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loans to first-time home buyers with downpayments as low as 3.5%. However, these... Read more
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U.S. Department of Energy
FACT SHEET: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES CLEAN ENERGY SAVINGS FOR ALL AMERICANS INITIATIVEClean Energy (PACE) financing by outlining how properties with PACE assessments
FACT SHEET: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES CLEAN ENERGY SAVINGS FOR ALL AMERICANS INITIATIVE
U.S. Department of Energy / Posted 6 days ago
Clean Energy (PACE) financing by outlining how properties with PACE assessments can be purchased and refinanced with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance and by welcoming the use of PACE financing for Veterans Affairs... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
August seminar set for homebuyers eligible for full down payment assistancethe large crowd in May meant that some people were turned away at the door. Un
August seminar set for homebuyers eligible for full down payment assistance
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
the large crowd in May meant that some people were turned away at the door. Under terms of the program, backed by the Federal Housing Administration, first-time buyers and people who filed for bankruptcy or lost homes during the housing crisis... Read more
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The Hill
Obama makes new push on solar powerto install renewable and energy efficiency projects at no upfront cost, and to
Obama makes new push on solar power
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
to install renewable and energy efficiency projects at no upfront cost, and to pay the costs over time through taxes. The Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs will now allow some people using those agencies’... Read more
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Boston Globe
Donald Trump’s ambition and taste for glitz drove him to surpass his own father’s considerable successas the post-World War II building boom took off, Fred Trump began building poli
Donald Trump’s ambition and taste for glitz drove him to surpass his own father’s considerable success
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
as the post-World War II building boom took off, Fred Trump began building political connections that helped him secure new Federal Housing Administration loans to build larger subsidized apartment complexes. Eventually he amassed an empire of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Donald Trump’s ambition and taste for glitz drove him to surpass his own father’s considerable successas the post-World War II building boom took off, Fred Trump began building poli
Donald Trump’s ambition and taste for glitz drove him to surpass his own father’s considerable success
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
as the post-World War II building boom took off, Fred Trump began building political connections that helped him secure new Federal Housing Administration loans to build larger subsidized apartment complexes. Eventually he amassed an empire of... Read more
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Orange County Register
Beware of mortgage 'gotcha' chargessecond, you are stuck with the subordination charge. Consider cash-out refinan
Beware of mortgage 'gotcha' charges
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
second, you are stuck with the subordination charge. Consider cash-out refinancing charges. Look no further than the Federal Housing Administration or the Veterans Administration. They charge nothing additional for cash-out refinancing. Yet,... Read more
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Market Watch
Rents continue surge, prompting new affordability ideashousing,” or NOAH. Ferguson is focused on developing sources of equity capital
Rents continue surge, prompting new affordability ideas
Market Watch / Posted 10 days ago
housing,” or NOAH. Ferguson is focused on developing sources of equity capital, as debt is readily available from the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. NeighborWorks and the Urban Land Institute published a report... Read more
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Kenosha News
Snafu leads to Airbnb ban in Kenoshafollowing are exceptions to the ordinance: — Community-based residential facil
Snafu leads to Airbnb ban in Kenosha
Kenosha News / Posted 10 days ago
following are exceptions to the ordinance: — Community-based residential facilities — Group homes in accordance with the Federal Housing Administration — Facilities serving people with disabilities — Assisted living facilities — Nursing... Read more
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J Weekly
Lenders help first-time homebuyers take the plungethe most popular low down payment options: FHA loans: Traditionally the mortga
Lenders help first-time homebuyers take the plunge
J Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
the most popular low down payment options: FHA loans: Traditionally the mortgage of choice for first-time buyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers government-insured loans with as little as 3.5 percent down. The most popular FHA... Read more
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Bankrate.com
5 ways and reasons to refinance your mortgageinto a loan without mortgage insurance. This can be an especially valuable tac
5 ways and reasons to refinance your mortgage
Bankrate.com / Posted 11 days ago
into a loan without mortgage insurance. This can be an especially valuable tactic if you have a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration -- also known as an FHA loan. With modern-day FHA loans, you can't cancel the mortgage... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
GOP lawmakers grill potential VP pick Julian Castro during House hearingon policy changes announced June 30 to the Distressed Asset Stabilization Progr
GOP lawmakers grill potential VP pick Julian Castro during House hearing
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
on policy changes announced June 30 to the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program, a little-known program under which the Federal Housing Administration sells delinquent mortgages to private investors. But the hearing, called just last week,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
New York City Implements Foreclosure Prevention Programto assist those in foreclosure from losing their homes. Under the program, the
New York City Implements Foreclosure Prevention Program
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
to assist those in foreclosure from losing their homes. Under the program, the city will buy several mortgages owned by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The program, according to Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, is unique. It is... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
New York City Implements Foreclosure Prevention Programto assist those in foreclosure from losing their homes. Under the program, the
New York City Implements Foreclosure Prevention Program
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
to assist those in foreclosure from losing their homes. Under the program, the city will buy several mortgages owned by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The program, according to Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, is unique. It is... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Guest essay: There’s no debate — institutional racism is realit’s also worth pointing out a pivotal piece of our history that benefited Whit
Guest essay: There’s no debate — institutional racism is real
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
it’s also worth pointing out a pivotal piece of our history that benefited White people and left out people of color. The Federal Housing Administration was created in 1934; opening up a path to homeownership for people across our country and... Read more
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Connecticut Post
1% Down Mortgagebut you have not been able to save the 20% down payment that is typically requi
1% Down Mortgage
Connecticut Post / Posted 13 days ago
but you have not been able to save the 20% down payment that is typically required for a new home. If you qualify, some Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs can reduce your down payment to 3.5%. Unfortunately, that is still out of your... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois agency offers underwater homeowners up to $50,000 in reliefrates are 4.125 percent for a conventional loan and 3.5 percent for a governmen
Illinois agency offers underwater homeowners up to $50,000 in relief
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
rates are 4.125 percent for a conventional loan and 3.5 percent for a government-insured loan, such as one issued by the Federal Housing Administration. To check eligibility or apply, go to www.ihda.org/Refi or call 877-456-2656. While the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
1% Down Mortgagebut you have not been able to save the 20% down payment that is typically requi
1% Down Mortgage
Stamford Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
but you have not been able to save the 20% down payment that is typically required for a new home. If you qualify, some Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs can reduce your down payment to 3.5%. Unfortunately, that is still out of your... Read more
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Business Wire
ACI Executive George Opelka Receives 2016 Valuation Visionary Award at Valuation ExpoWith a broad membership representing lending institutions, Wall Street, Fannie
ACI Executive George Opelka Receives 2016 Valuation Visionary Award at Valuation Expo
Business Wire / Posted 13 days ago
With a broad membership representing lending institutions, Wall Street, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Veterans Affairs, the Federal Housing Administration, appraisal management companies and appraisers, CRN brings influencers together to act as... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Tenants get shot at buying their rental housesflexibility on timing when selling to existing residents, many of whom are gett
Tenants get shot at buying their rental houses
Finance and Commerce / Posted 14 days ago
flexibility on timing when selling to existing residents, many of whom are getting low-down-payment loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, Shechtman said. Suniga, the Blackstone tenant, is planning to replace some carpeting and... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, July 10, 20161966: Champaign-Urbana is close to overbuilding apartment units, according to a
Area history, July 10, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
1966: Champaign-Urbana is close to overbuilding apartment units, according to an analysis by the Springfield office of the Federal Housing Administration. There has been a tremendous amount of apartment construction locally in the last five years,... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Can Home Seller Sue Buyer For Backing Out of Contract?taxes on the added square footage. Plus, as I noted in a previous column, you a
Can Home Seller Sue Buyer For Backing Out of Contract?
Bankrate.com / Posted 17 days ago
taxes on the added square footage. Plus, as I noted in a previous column, you as a buyer may have trouble qualifying for Federal Housing Administration financing if the bank suspects substandard living conditions.You have leverage Your seller... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side Real Estate News & Notestax provisions like the mortgage interest deduction and 1031 like-kind exchange
West Side Real Estate News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 18 days ago
tax provisions like the mortgage interest deduction and 1031 like-kind exchanges, as well as reforming current Federal Housing Administration restrictions on condominium financing. Realtors also urged lawmakers to consider additional... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
City buys distressed mortgages for 41 homes -- 4 on Staten Islandstruggling to pay their mortgages. This marks one of the first times a municip
City buys distressed mortgages for 41 homes -- 4 on Staten Island
Staten Island Advance / Posted 24 days ago
struggling to pay their mortgages. This marks one of the first times a municipality has stepped in to purchase distressed Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages that would otherwise have been sold at auction to the highest bidder. There... Read more
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The Post-Standard
'Pray for our City': Read the full text of Stephanie Miner's speech at Skiddy Parkother neighborhoods that today suffer from disinvestment. Why Red? In 1934, Pr
'Pray for our City': Read the full text of Stephanie Miner's speech at Skiddy Park
The Post-Standard / Posted 24 days ago
other neighborhoods that today suffer from disinvestment. Why Red? In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to jump start the economy by having the newly created FHA back up local banks in their... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Fannie, Freddie may become a lender-owned insurerby lenders, that would sell insurance against defaults instead of buying and se
Fannie, Freddie may become a lender-owned insurer
Crain's New York Business / Posted 26 days ago
by lenders, that would sell insurance against defaults instead of buying and securitizing mortgages. As they do now with Federal Housing Administration loans to less-wealthy borrowers, the lenders would issue mortgage-backed securities under the... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Can VA Loan Be Used To Buy A Short Sale?actually issue home loans, but it does provide guarantees that protect the lend
Can VA Loan Be Used To Buy A Short Sale?
Bankrate.com / Posted 27 days ago
actually issue home loans, but it does provide guarantees that protect the lender should the borrower default, much like Federal Housing Administration lending program guarantees. These guarantees allow the lender to waive down payment... Read more
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The Columbian
Harney: Don’t assume you can’t get a loanFebruary. FICO scores run from 300 to 850. The higher the score, the lower the
Harney: Don’t assume you can’t get a loan
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
February. FICO scores run from 300 to 850. The higher the score, the lower the perceived risk of default. • Scores on Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs mortgages also have risen, but they are significantly below those at... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Donald Trump’s Entire Financial History In One Short Video2. But Fred’s real cash cow came in 1949, when he got a government loan to bui
Donald Trump’s Entire Financial History In One Short Video
Zero Hedge / Posted 30 days ago
2. But Fred’s real cash cow came in 1949, when he got a government loan to build Shore Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. The Federal Housing Administration paid him $10.3 million, but he was able to build the apartments for significantly less. The... Read more

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