FHA Programs

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February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Congress Mulls Raising VA Fees to Expand Healthcare

Congress is reportedly considering a legislative proposal to charge higher guarantee fees for VA mortgages to cover healthcare costs of Korean and Vietnam War veterans who were ex-posed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange and other toxic agents.

February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

SIFMA Proposes Changes to VA Cash-Out Interim Rule

A Wall Street lobbying group has urged the Department of Veteran Affairs to change its cash-out refinance interim final rule, calling par-ticular attention to the net tangible benefit provi-sion.

February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Industry Seeks Delay of VA Cash-Out Interim Final Rule

Industry representatives are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to delay an interim final rule on VA cash-out refinance loans for fear that lenders may stop offering the product.

February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Weak 4Q Purchase Lending Shrinks FHA/VA Output

Government-backed originations fell significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to a decline in purchase lending even as year-over-year results reflected the uncertainty in last year’s government-backed mortgage market.

February 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

HARP Is Gone but High LTV Refis Are Here to Stay

“HARP is dead, long live High LTV Refinance programs!” That’s the title of a recent report by structured finance analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the impact HARP’s replacements will have on the government-sponsored enterprises’ credit-risk transfer programs.

February 1, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Conventional, VA Mortgages Top Servicemembers’ Gripes

Conventional and VA-backed home mortgages are the most common type of mortgage products that servicemembers complained about to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to the agency’s latest analysis.

February 1, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Holiday Season Blunts Effect of Government Shutdown

The recent government shutdown had a minimal impact on mortgage lending activity partly due to its timing. The 35-day shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, coincided with the holiday season, which is typically a slow time for the housing market.

January 18, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Plan Afoot to Reintroduce VA ‘Orphan Loan’ Measure

Congress reportedly plans to reintroduce legislation that would restore Ginnie Mae eligibility for $100 million dollars’ worth of so-called orphan VA streamline refinance loans.

January 18, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Bright’s Hasty Exit Leaves a Vacuum at Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae has reached the halfway mark of President Trump’s first term without a permanent leader and appears likely to remain so until after the 2020 presidential election.

January 18, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

VA Stakeholders Struggle With Interim Cash-Out Rule

More clarity is needed with regards to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed changes to its rules on cash-out refinances, VA lenders said.


Do mortgage lenders really need a new credit-scoring model or is the current FICO system adequate?

It’s fine. Stick with what works.


Time for a change. Borrowers are different today.


Undecided, still assessing the situation.