FHA set to reduce mortgage insurance premiums

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Federal agency has plans to significantly reduce mortgage insurance premiums in the near future The U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced plans to cut mortgage insurance costs. The move is part of a larger endeavor that involves making it easier for families to purchase homes throughout the country. The FHA has a program that offers those with modest incomes the chance to purchase homes. This program is designed to support those that do not have enough money to make a significant down payment on a property. Insurance coverage for…

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Mortgage insurance sector sees improvements from housing market growth

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This sector of the industry is experiencing considerable benefits from the steady increase in real estate activity. Radian Group and MGIC Investment have experienced a boost this year as the data that supports the recovery for the American housing market continues to be collected, and is indicating that the mortgage insurance sector of the industry is experiencing measurable improvements. Two important reports were issued last week that show that home prices and sales in the U.S. are improving. The report entitled Research Driven Investing looked more deeply into the various…

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FHA mortgage insurance increases but likely won’t affect the housing market

Mortgage insurance on the rise but will it effect the market? Beginning on April 10, 2012, insurance rates for the federal housing administration (FHA) mortgages have increased from 1 percent to 1.75 percent, which will lead to a slight increase in the amount that home buyers will be paying. This is the fourth FHA borrowers’ increase in the last three years. The change was created to bring in more than a billion dollars to the federal government by September of this year. This will cause some impact on the actual…

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Fannie Mae takes charge on forced-place insurance, announces changing of rules

The issue of force-placed insurance has been thrust into the limelight this week by the Federal National Mortgage Association, more commonly known as Fannie Mae. Forced-placed insurance is a practice that some insurance companies and banks utilize to force homeowners to purchase expensive insurance policies. In New York, insurance regulators have been investigating the issue in the local industry. Spurred by state, federal and consumer attention, Fannie Mae has announced that it will be changing the rules concerning forced-placed insurance. For one, the government-sponsored enterprise will be overseeing forced-placed policies…

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Home refinancing to see lower mortgage insurance premiums from the Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced that it will be lowering the premiums for mortgage insurance for individuals who are refinancing their loans due to the housing market improvement strategy by President Barack Obama. The FHA has stated that it will be reducing the up-front premiums to bring them down from their former position at 1 percent, to 0.01 percent. This was indicated in a fact sheet that the Obama Administration began distributing on Tuesday. According to that same fact sheet, there will also be a reduction in the…

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