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Federal Housing Administration

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  • Prepayment penalties rare on home loans

    Q: You recently answered a question from a rental property owner about whether to refinance into a 15-year vs. a 30-year loan. I bought my house in 1976 for $70,000 with a 30-year loan where the mortgage payment was $410 per month. At some point, I...
  • Associations seeking ways to accommodate renters

    Associations seeking ways to accommodate renters
    The sentiment toward renters in community associations sways like a pendulum. During the construction boom of the 1990s, developers levied few restrictions so as not to deter prospective buyers. They wrote governing documents that largely permitted...
  • Finding ways to help young adults make their first home purchases

    WASHINGTON — Parents, grandparents and young adults know the problem only too well: Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession, plus newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards are all standing in the...
  • Part-time earnings may not count when seeking a mortgage

    WASHINGTON — It's an issue that hasn't gotten much attention but should be a red alert for first-time buyers and others who supplement their incomes with part-time work: Though part-time earnings are playing an increasingly important role in the...
  • Be smart about giving to charity

    Be smart about giving to charity
    Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity. Answer: Most U.S....
  • Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead

    Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage for my home, but I heard that the...
  • Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion

    Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion
    WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the housing market rebound, bailed-out mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae posted its sixth straight quarterly profit in the April-June period and will pay an additional $10.2 billion in dividends to the federal government. The...
  • DA race: Jackie Lacey also received donation from a felon

     
    Los Angeles County district attorney candidate Jackie Lacey’s campaign was quick to blast her opponent, Alan Jackson, for having taken campaign contributions from a convicted felon who served prison time for his role in a multimillion-dollar...
  • Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern

    Richmond's eminent domain mortgage plan faces a new concern
    There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers. The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Dissolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac may hurt borrowers

    WASHINGTON — You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn't quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then, Fannie Mae...
  • MORTGAGE LENDER PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company

    MORTGAGE LENDER  PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company
    As the Branch Manager for PrimeLending and past President of the Peninsula Mortgage Bankers Association, Mike continuously demonstrates an excellent understanding of the complexities of the mortgage banking industry. Dedication to his clients, however, is...