Tag Archives: Federal Housing Administration

Why the value of your home may go up

“It’s about energy efficiency, it’s about savings, it’s about increasing the borrowing power for the borrower. I think it’s a win-win for the industry,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill instructs lenders with loans backed … Continue reading

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No Money? No Worries. Home Lenders Ease Rules

The only low down payment loan left was through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)—the government’s loan insurer. The FHA took on a huge share of the market, far more than it was ever meant to, and while that helped prop … Continue reading

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They Bailed on Their Homes—Now They Want Back In

While home ownership has fallen dramatically since the recent housing boom, from a high of 69.2 percent in 2004 to 65.4 percent at the end of 2012, according to the U.S. Census, the desire to own a home is still … Continue reading

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If You’re in the Market For a Home in the Bay Area, Yes You Missed the Boat …

If you’re in the market for a house or condo, first the bad news: real estate prices in the Bay Area are climbing,  as much as 16 percent over last year in some areas. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “We … Continue reading

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To Stem Losses, FHA Mortgages Get More Expensive

The federal agency that some credit with saving the housing market during the worst of the recent crash, may now be in need of taxpayer help itself. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures more than $1 trillion worth of … Continue reading

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