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Federal Housing Administration

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  • Home prices fell 6% in Baltimore area in October

    Nerve-wracking economic conditions and more stringent mortgage requirements helped push home sales in the Baltimore region to their lowest level for the month of October in at least 13 years, putting more downward pressure on prices. The average sale...
  • Bill would help Howard homeowners groups collect fees

    More Howard County residents are renting out their homes amid the slump in the housing market, local officials say, sometimes leaving a burden of unpaid fees for condo and homeowners associations. The issue has prompted the County Council to consider a...
  • Council bill aims to reduce delinquency rates on condo dues

    Condo and homeowners associations have struggled for years to collect dues from all the property owners in their communities, but when the economy turned sour and the housing market declined, delinquency rates skyrocketed. After the Federal Housing...
  • Mortgage settlement has shortcomings, critics say

    As the federal government and 49 states signed a landmark mortgage relief settlement Thursday, housing advocates and others pointed to shortcomings and raised questions about how the $25 billion plan would be able to provide relief to nearly 2 million...
  • Bill to reduce condo delinquency rates supported at hearing

    When Kelly Riesner tried to sell her home in Montgomery Woods, she found out the Elkridge condo community has a 23 percent delinquency rate on its association dues, which meant anyone trying to buy in the community does not qualify for Federal Housing...
  • Dispute over house in Catonsville for those recovering from addiction continues

    More than two months after an administrative hearing to determine the legality of a home for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts was postponed in favor of private negotiations between Baltimore County lawyers and the home's owner, an agreement still...
  • Council passes bill aimed at helping condo buyers

    The County Council Monday unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit a property owner from obtaining a county rental license if they are more than 30 days behind on their condominium association or homeowner association fees. "The key is that we want...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector....
  • Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset

    Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Neighbors just south of downtown Hartford cheered when apartments and homes replaced a rundown public housing complex and when townhouses rose on a barren, vacant lot. But those improvements in the Sheldon-Charter Oak...
  • Recovering values put refi in reach for homeowners

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My wife and I bought our house in 2007 for $139,600 with a 30-year mortgage at 6 percent, and we owe around $119,000. Our payment is $1,011 per month, and that includes private mortgage insurance (PMI), our...
  • Credit crunch led to general contractor's woes

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm nearing 66 and still working, although I'm retired military of nearly 36 years, a Vietnam vet, and drawing Social Security. I had a successful business as a general contractor for many years. In 2008, just as...