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Seeking the Right Balance

The capital reserves in FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund have remained above the statutory minimum for the fourth consecutive year. Here are the opportunities and headwinds the FHA foresees for this portfolio.

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FHA Issues New Requirements

In a move intended to speed up payments on claims, the FHA has revised certain requirements for servicers. Click through to learn more about these changes and what type of mortgages they would impact.

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The Thin Red Line

Real estate professionals are reporting that borrowers of color with good income and good credit are still finding it challenging to get loans to purchase homes. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the September issue of DS News.

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Ranking Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for the first quarter of 2018. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage ...

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Which U.S. Cities are Embracing Reverse Mortgages?

California cities dominate the top 10 U.S. cities where reverse mortgages are most often used, according to a new study by LendingTree. California cities accounted for four of the top 10 slots in LendingTree’s report, but none of them managed ...

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FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for 2017. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage reverse mortgage program, which ...

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Is HECM Down for the Count?

Beset by uncertainty in the housing market, the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program (HECM) is losing money and cannot continue on in its present form. To make the program viable, FHA announced numerous necessary changes to the HECM Program to ...

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FHA Proposes Enhancements to HECM Program

FHA was praised last year for making changes to its HECM program that helped non-borrowing spouses avoid foreclosure. What further changes did the FHA propose to help seniors sustain their HECM loans?

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