Federal Housing Administration

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Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out

What a difference a year makes. 2012 was the year the housing recovery came to life – with the market now stronger than anyone dared hope for a year ago. Here’s what 2013 has in store. More

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10 Business Trends That Will Shape Housing in 2013

Builders were growing again in 2012, but new challenges lie ahead. More

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New Ad Campaign Seeks to Extend Mortgage Relief's Reach

The government's latest push to spread the word about the Make Home Affordable Program seeks to assuage owners' anxieties about seeking help. More

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Will FHA’s Latest Capital Shortfall Require a Taxpayer Bailout?

An audit report is said to show delinquent loans evaporating the agency’s cash reserves. More

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FHA Ban on Loans to Collections-Plagued Buyers Postponed

The restriction, which was put into effect last week and pummeled some builders’ sales rates, has been pushed back. More

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FHA Will Keep Funding Flips

The waiver for 90-day resales has been extended through 2012. More

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Barney Frank Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2012

The Massachusetts congressman has been an advocate of affordable housing and a vanguard in curbing the financial sector's excesses. More

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FHA Returns to Higher Conforming Loan Limit

The law will return the limit to $729,750 for two years. More

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Lawmakers Cut Deal to Reinstate Higher FHA Loan Limits

If approved by Congress, the agency would be allowed to back mortgages up to $729,750 through 2013. More

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NAHB Calls Again for Restoring Higher Conforming Loan Limits

The trade group and its allies face battle with forces opposed to expanding government support for the housing or mortgage sectors. More

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