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New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

...neighborhoods for generations, has ranked at the top for reverse mortgages since 2011, according to an analysis of Federal Housing Administration data by Reverse Market Insight, a California-based company.After retiring from his newspaper ad sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/new-rules-aim-reduce-defau
A saner approach to mortgages

...percent of mortgage securitizations are guaranteed by the federal government through Fannie-Freddie, the Federal Housing Administration and its loan securitizer Ginnie Mae.This unsustainable behemoth exposes taxpayers to trillions in liabilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-24/saner-approach-mortga
Shutdown squeezed corners of US economy

...applications submitted by potential home buyers fell 5 percent last week. Applications for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration and other government agencies dropped to their lowest level since December 2007, when the Great Recession...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-17/shutdown-squeezed-corners-
Financing, supply and demand, deter Augusta condo living

...homeowner association fees to quadruple in some cases.Now, unless a development is on approved lists from the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Department of Veterans Affairs, many mortgage companies are reluctant to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-10-04/financing-s
US housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

...that the government shutdown could delay the processing of some home loans, particularly those backed by the Federal Housing Administration.Buyers who could get loans in June and July moved swiftly to lock in the lower rates. Completed sales of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-04/us-housing-rebound-likely-
Future homebuyers could feel pinch from plans to scrap Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

...GOP-controlled House nearly eliminates the government's role in the mortgage financing system. It would limit the Federal Housing Administration to insuring loans only for first-time and lower-income borrowers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-07/future-homebuyers-could-fe
Anatomy of a collapse

...few simple truisms:- Government tried to do too much to shape American society from on high."From the Federal Housing Administration to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the mortgage-interest deduction," writes National Review , "U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-01-31/anatomy-collapse
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Obama administration tackles housing finance

...supported entities such as Fannie and Freddie.- No government role, except for existing agencies such as the Federal Housing Administration.The greater the government involvement, the milder the impact on borrowing costs. But more government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-02-10/obama-administration-tackl
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Government plan aims to help homeowners refinance

...Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan told a conference earlier this month.Fannie and Freddie, combined with the Federal Housing Administration, support about 90 percent of the mortgage market.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-10-21/government-plan-aims-help-
Economic recovery deterred

...fellow citizens is that this $33 billion price tag is being financed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration increasing home loan guarantee fees charged to mortgage lenders by one-tenth of one percentage point (see...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-01-05/economic-recovery-deterr