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Urban Institute: 4 positive ways FHA cuts will impact mortgages

Starts with saving borrowers more money
Brena Swanson
There has been a lot of talk around the Federal Housing Administration's announcement that it is reducing mortgage insurance premiums. Here are four reasons the Urban Institute thinks it's good news for the mortgage industry.
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New York AG to SCOTUS: Uphold disparate impact in housing

Schneiderman, other AGs don’t want discrimination measure thrown out
Trey Garrison
The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing the case of Texas Dept. of Housing vs. Inclusive Communities Project, and while many in the industry welcome the expected rejection of disparate impact theory in housing, others oppose overturning its use. Here’s why.
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Here’s how much the FHA premium cut will actually save borrowers

RealtyTrac provides county-level savings data
Ben Lane
The Obama administration said that the FHA premium cut would save an average first-time homebuyer $900 in their annual mortgage payment, but new analysis from RealtyTrac reveals just how much FHA borrowers will actually save.
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Housing sales weak heading into 2015

Capital Economics: Housing not off the rails
Trey Garrison
The sharp decline in new and existing home sales in November is not a sign that the housing recovery is coming off the rails, but it is troubling.
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Castro: No further FHA fee reductions under consideration

HUD secretary gives first speech since FHA premium cut announcement
Ben Lane
Lest anyone think that last week’s announcement that the Federal Housing Administration will cut its annual mortgage insurance premiums was a harbinger of more cuts to FHA fees, HUD Secretary Julián Castro told a crowd in Washington, D.C. that no further FHA fee reductions are under consideration.
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4 reasons lowering FHA premiums is a bad idea

While there are some benefits, there are more problems afoot
Trey Garrison
Most everyone is applauding the move by the White House to lower FHA premiums. Most everyone isn't looking beyond their immediate gain.
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Will homebuilders benefit from lower FHA premiums?

Builders stocks surge on the news
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Administration’s news that it is reducing the annual mortgage insurance premiums is not only good news for homebuyers but also for homebuilders.
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It’s official: Obama to direct FHA to cut mortgage insurance premiums

Congressional pushback imminent
Trey Garrison
It's official now, the White House confirms to HousingWire it is going to direct the FHA to cut premiums by 0.5%. Here are the details, and what's next.
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White House may cut FHA premiums 50 bps by executive action

Obama housing speech could be boon for borrowers, bust for insurers
Trey Garrison
The President could announce a plan to lower FHA premiums by 50 basis points when he talks about housing policy in a speech Thursday in Phoenix. But such a move would be met with considerable opposition in Congress.
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Dramatic rise in delinquency rate validates analysis of downturn

An alternative to the hype
Lynn Effinger

The fact remains that things are far worse than was consistently reported in much of the media leading up to and even following the most recent elections.  


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