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June 23, 2014

After SunTrust and Wells Cases, Lenders Feel ‘Unsafe’ Dealing with FHA

By George Brooks

Others believe thesecases could have a chilling effect on FHA lending to the detriment of first-time homebuyers and borrowers with insufficient cash for a downpayment.

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