Tag: Loans

Farm bill extends rural housing loans

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WASHINGTON – Feb. 5, 2014 – The Farm Bill approved by the Senate yesterday and the House last week includes a provision that will enable millions of Americans to maintain access to rural housing program loans. The U.S. Department of…

FHA, VA loans ‘safe’ during government shutdown

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WASHINGTON – Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 – Contrary to widespread media reports, new Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family home loans will be processed if the expected government shutdown occurs at midnight. Florida Realtors® confirmed details contained in a Housing and…

FHA to tighten some loan rules

WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2013 – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a series of changes to be issued this week. Commissioner Carol Galante calls the changes “essential and appropriate” as the administration tries to bolster its cash reserves in…

Home equity payments up – first time since 2007

ATLANTA – Oct. 1, 2012 – Signaling a possible turning point in mortgage demand, home equity installment balances rose 0.3 percent in August – the first monthly increase since November 2007 – according to Equifax’s National Consumer Credit Trends Report.…