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  • FHA: No PLF changes for reverse mortgages

    Report reveals HECM’s drain, but FHA says it’s moving in the right direction
    The Federal Housing Administration released its 2018 Report to Congress on Thursday, revealing that the HECM program continues to be a drain on its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund to the tune of $13.63 billion in the last fiscal year. But FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said the program is benefiting from policy changes made last year, and that the agency remains "optimistic that the quality of the book will continue to improve."
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  • FHA will not cut mortgage insurance premiums

    Actuarial report reveals insurance fund is in good health, but Montgomery says premiums will stand
    The Federal Housing Administration released details on the health of its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund on Thursday, revealing a positive economic net worth of $34.86 billion and an acceptable ratio of capital reserves at 2.76%. The numbers are markedly better than last year, but FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said that doesn’t mean the agency will be reducing mortgage insurance premiums any time soon.
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  • MBA’s Stevens: There’s no urgency to lower FHA insurance premiums

    Lending industry shouldn't react too fast
    There is no urgency to lower mortgage insurance premiums right now, David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association president and CEO, said following the Federal Housing Administration’s 2015 Actuarial Report released on Monday. A look behind the numbers shows that it will take time to know the stability of the MMI Fund’s capital ratio of 2.07%.
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