Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Signed Into Law

Flood Insurance

After much concern about the direction of flood insurance rates and their impact on the real estate market, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law on March 21st 2014. This law added amendments to the 2012 Biggert Waters Law. Read More

2014: Year of the Qualified Mortgage

Qualified Mortgage

January of 2014 saw the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB for short) introduce a host new rules and guidelines for real estate mortgages. For the most part, these ‘new’ rules and guidelines have already been around for awhile. The financial industry suffered a crushing blow from the 2008 Financial Crisis and has been extensively regulated every since. Read More

FHA eases wait period after Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

FHA Loan Back to Work Program

The Federal Housing Administration recently announced that it will soon be easier for borrowers with bankruptcy, foreclosure or a short sale in their past to qualify for an FHA loan. On August 15th, HUD released a mortgagee letter outlining new requirements for applicants who have experienced an “economic event” in their past that they have since recovered from. Read More

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