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  • MBA: Mortgage applications decrease 2.5%

    Refinance volume stays afloat
    Mortgage applications decreased 2.5% from last week, however, the refinance index increased 2% from the previous week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
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  • FHA: Life of loan policy to remain, but agency considering options

    FHA commissioner says agency has discussed changes to life of loan policy
    It looks like there won’t be any significant changes to the FHA's mortgage insurance program this year. Earlier this week, new FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery told a group of reporters that there likely won’t be a cut to the FHA’s mortgage insurance premiums this year. And it appears that there won’t be any changes to the life of loan policy either.
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  • FHA commissioner: We’re easing False Claims Act use to bring big banks back to FHA lending

    FHA wants the big banks to come back
    In recent years, many of the nation’s largest lenders moved away from FHA lending, scared off by the government’s use of the False Claims Act as a means to extract massive settlements from lenders. But it appears that’s all about to change, as FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said Tuesday that he believes the Obama administration went too far in some cases and said that the Trump administration is dialing back the use of the False Claims Act to bring more lenders back into FHA lending.
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  • FHA commissioner: Mortgage insurance premium cut not likely in 2018

    Brian Montgomery says premium cut probably not happening this year
    The Federal Housing Administration broke a few hearts last year when it announced back in November that there would not be any cuts to its mortgage insurance premiums after its flagship insurance fund turned in a weaker-than-expected performance in fiscal year 2017. Those holding out hope for a cut to the FHA’s MI premiums this year should not be holding their breath, the FHA’s newly minted commissioner said Tuesday.
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  • MBA: Refis boost mortgage applications

    Application activity increase 5.1%
    Mortgage applications reversed course this week, increasing 5.1% from last week, with the Refinance Index increasing 6%. However, Federal Housing Administration applications dipped slightly, from 10.6% to 10.1%.
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  • Freddie Mac takes aim at FHA with widespread expansion of 3% down mortgages

    New HomeOne mortgage has no geographic or income restrictions
    It’s been more than three years since Freddie Mac rolled out a conventional mortgage that only required a 3% down payment for certain borrowers. But now, Freddie Mac is about to supercharge its 3% down program and launch a widespread expansion of the offering that puts Freddie Mac in direct competition for mortgage business with the FHA.
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