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FHA, VA Updates; Ginnie Mae Overview
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
Ginnie, FHA and VA News Lender updates regarding Texas and Florida are quieting down slightly, so let's play some catch up on government programs. Ginnie Mae will consider potentially misleading marketing practices involving U.S. Department of ...

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Cash battle - centraljersey.com

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Cash battle
Second, as above, all cash offers routinely come with contingencies such as required appraisal values and a property inspection satisfactory to the buyer. You can require the same terms. You can also make an offer without any contingencies in an effort ...

Nationwide Safe Water Requirements for FHA-Insured Loans
After receiving reports of lead contamination in public water systems across the country, the OIG audited HUD's oversight of FHA loans for safe water requirements nationwide. The audit ... The OIG recommended not only that HUD improve its guidelines ...

Stepping Up To CWCOTs - DSNews.com

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Stepping Up To CWCOTs
Before the subprime and exotic mortgage boom, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans enabled first-time homebuyers and others with a credit score of just 580 and down payments as low as 3.5 percent to achieve the American Dream. Those with credit ...

ABC15 Arizona

Valley home values keep rising. Can you drop your mortgage insurance?
ABC15 Arizona
So some Valley residents that had a house worth $200,000 just last year, may now live in a house worth $218,000. Curious if you can drop your PMI? Call your lender. They may require an appraisal. Gregory Wronski from Wronski Appraisal Services said he ...

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

How An FHA Appraisal Works
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
If you buy a home with an FHA loan, you need an FHA appraisal. The FHA appraisal is different from a standard appraisal in several ways. It comes with stricter requirements, because FHA home loans are backed by the government, and the government ...


Is refinancing right for you?
With an FHA Streamline Refinance, there is no appraisal required and no money required at closing. If you have enough equity in your home, you may also qualify to refinance an FHA mortgage to a conventional mortgage and eliminate Mortgage Insurance ...

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Rates Rise but Refi Share Unchanged - Appraisal Buzz
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Refinancing accounted for 35 percent of all mortgages originated in August, unchanged from July, but down from 47 percent at the beginning of the year.

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What are the advantages of a FHA Streamline refinance ...
FHA Streamline loans allow you to reduce the interest rate on your current home loan more quickly and with far less paperwork than conventional mortgage ...

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Ocean City Today

Loans available for buyers in need of rehab assistance
Ocean City Today
(Sept. 29, 2017) With home prices on the rise, some buyers are struggling to find a move-in ready home within their price limit. But, for buyers who have vision and patience, FHA offers a “rehab loan.” It's called the FHA 203(k) loan program ...

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