Items Tagged with 'FHA'


HUD watchdog: Servicer foreclosure delays cost FHA $2.23 billion

Report finds FHA overpaid servicers due to foreclosure, conveyance delays
A new report from a government watchdog shows that mortgage servicers’ delays in foreclosing on properties and subsequent delays in the conveyance of those properties to the Federal Housing Administration cost the FHA as much as $2.23 billion in unnecessary payouts.
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Redefining skin in the game

How low-down mortgages can safely expand opportunities for homeownership
For many observers, “skin in the game” is synonymous with a large down payment that limits lender or investor risk. However, skin in the game can be defined much more broadly, since financial investment is only one factor that mitigates risk.
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BB&T to pay $83 million for FHA lending violations

Latest lender to be accused of violating False Claims Act by DOJ
BB&T will pay $83 million to settle allegations brought by the Department of Justice, which accused the lender of violating the False Claims Act by falsely certifying that it complied with “critical underwriting and quality control requirements” on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration. BB&T becomes the latest in a long string of lenders targeted by the DOJ for False Claims Act violations.
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Regions Bank next on DOJ hit list, will pay $52.4 million for FHA-lending violations

Becomes latest lender to be accused of violating False Claims Act
Over the last few years, the Department of Justice used the False Claims Act as its weapon of choice against the mortgage industry, using the law to extract settlements from lenders for supposedly misrepresenting the quality of loans to the Federal Housing Administration. And now, Regions Bank is the latest on the DOJ’s hit list, after agreeing to settle False Claims Act charges for $52.4 million.
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EXCLUSIVE: Security vulnerabilities discovered in FHA systems

Watchdog review discovers weakness in government's systems
Some of the systems used by the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family insurance program are vulnerable to security breaches, an investigation by the agency’s watchdog uncovered recently. Details on the nature of the “vulnerabilities” are limited at this point, as the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development chose not to share the full results of its investigation with the public.
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6 critical areas vendors need to deliver for the FHA’s CWCOT program

Compliance risk mitigation requires careful coordination
While the primary goal of the FHA's "Claims Without Conveyance of Title" program may be to encourage a faster sale of the property, the CWCOT program involves far more than just arranging for a sale of real estate. To help properly execute the program, here are six areas in which a vendor must perform exceedingly well in order to put a working CWCOT program together.
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FHA makes it easier for struggling borrowers to keep their homes

Announces "streamlined" loss mitigation process for mortgage servicers
Borrowers with a high loan-to-value ratio mortgage received some welcome news on Thursday morning when the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it plans to extend the Home Affordable Refinance Program into 2017. But what about struggling borrowers whose loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration? Well, those borrowers are now about to get some relief of their own.
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Housing industry's biggest trade groups push FHA to reconsider PACE rules

Concerned about energy improvement loans being given super priority status
Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration announced that the FHA will soon begin insuring mortgages that also carry liens created by energy retrofit programs, as long as the energy lien remains subordinate to the mortgage. But the fine print of the new rules has the housing industry's largest trade groups concerned.
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Private mortgage insurance explodes, passes FHA

PMI grabs market share from government
Private mortgage insurance activity rose sharply in the second quarter, grabbing the lead in market share from the Federal Housing Administration for the first time since the first quarter of 2015, according to a client note from Compass Point Research & Trading. So does that mean it's more likely that the FHA could cut premiums again this year?
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