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The Face Off—FHA vs. Private Mortgage Insurance

In the time period following the housing market collapse, private mortgage insurance was not easy to obtain. This left the door open for the FHA to step in to accommodate low-down payment borrowers and pick up more market share. But the tables have since turned.

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The Reemergence of Loan Defects

For awhile, loan defects had settled down in the mortgage industry, but they appear to be making their way back into the market due to heightened risk from government loans.

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Freedom Mortgage Resolves FHA Allegations

Freedom Mortgage Corp., is the latest company to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting single-family mortgage loans insured by the FHA that did not meet the mortgage insurer's requirements.

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Lawmakers Raise Concerns About FHA Lending Proposal

Prominent Democrats on the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees recently brought concerns about the a Federal Housing Administration lending proposal that could make it easier for lenders with a criminal history to continue accessing taxpayer-backed mortgage insurance.

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