Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a senior editor at National Mortgage News.

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And the next HUD chief might eventually rescind it altogether.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed guidance has stirred up a debate on elevation standards as flooding occurs more frequently and in more unexpected places.
The Federal Housing Administration program could see a $50 billion increase in single-family loan endorsements this year if a planned 25-basis-point annual premium cut goes into effect on Jan. 27.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson is open to finding alternatives to the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but believes there must be some government backstop to the housing market.
HUD Secretary-designate Ben Carson is all but certain to get confirmed to his post unless he makes a major mistake during his confirmation hearing. Given his lackluster performance during the GOP presidential debates last year, some wonder if that's a possibility.
The Federal Housing Administration said it would cut the annual premium by 25 basis points starting on Jan. 27, giving President-elect Donald Trump a limited window to delay or scrap the cut.
The Federal Housing Administration is cutting its annual mortgage insurance premium by 25 basis points, lowering it to 60 basis points starting Jan. 27, the agency said Monday.
The lending arm of U.S. Department of Agriculture guaranteed 3,439 single-family construction loans in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended Dec. 31, but just nine of those loans involved its new single-close construction-to-permanent financing option.
National banks have experienced a dramatic drop in loan modification activity over the past year, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The Rural Housing Service is expanding its manufactured housing loan guarantee program to include more refinancings of used or existing manufactured homes.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is making it easier for Federal Home Loan Banks to expand the kinds of collateral they can accept for advances.
Congress wants to put the federal flood program on sounder financial footing, encourage the development of a private flood insurance market and stop the insanity of rebuilding properties subject to repetitive flooding.
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