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FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing

Real estate columnist Kenneth R. Harney reports that hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. Thanks to a policy switch that was recently made final, charging extra interest payments on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will soon be banned. More

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Las Vegas Home Prices Approach 2008 Levels

New home demand remains strong with steady in-migration as Las Vegas home prices reach toward the pre-crash 2008 peak. More

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Lenders Note Impact of Higher FHA Fees

National Association of Realtors economist Ken Frears notes that lenders say that... More

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J.P. Morgan Cuts Back on FHA Loans

Wall Street Journal staffer Nick Timiraos reports that J.P. Morgan Chase has sharply pulled back from a popular mortgage-lending program this year, a course its chief executive, James Dimon, blamed on the Obama administration's zeal for litigation (paywall). More

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Dimon Says 'Do This': JPMorgan's FHA Face-Off

Fortune staffer Stephen Gandel has commentary on word that CEO Jamie Dimon said his bank was pulling back, and may ditch completely Federal Housing Administration lending, a key government program meant to promote homeownership. More

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NAHB Fears FHFA Private Mortgage Insurance Company Bid Would Shut Out Buyers

After the Federal Housing Finance Agency drafted eligibility requirements that private mortgage insurance companies would have to meet in order to insure loans sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the National Association of Home Builders raised a red flag. More

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Dimon Vows Caution Amid Confusion Over FHA Mortgages

J.P. Morgan’s mortgage business is still reeling from a sharp slowdown in... More

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The Shrinking First-Time Buyer Market

Significant gains in activity and pricing around the country in 2013 support a... More

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NAHB Weighs in on Congressional Housing Issues

As Congress addresses tax reform and a restructuring of the housing finance system, NAHB urges its members to make their voices heard. More

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FHA to Tighten Underwriting, Raise Premiums

The effort to boost capital reserves also includes changes to reverse mortgage offerings. More

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