FHA Programs Archive

Webcast Recording: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

REALTOR® Magazine presented a live webcast about the Federal Housing Administration’s new condo financing rules on Oct. 28, 2016. The webcast featured Megan Booth and Sehar Siddiqi of NAR Government Affairs, who discussed and answered questions about the new rules...
November 1, 2016

The Business Case For Caring About Clients Long After the Sale Closes

It’s something many real estate professionals know about. Right after a sale closes, many clients don’t just like the agent that helped them; they love the agent that helped them, especially when the transaction went seamlessly and was even...
October 6, 2016

Live Webcast: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

HUD officials are developing new rules that will make it easier for buyers to get loans to buy condominium units and improve the process condo projects must go through to get certified by the FHA. The rules, set to...
October 3, 2016

Maybe you haven’t tangled with a troll, but this patent victory is for you

It’s common today for real estate brokerages to have systems in place for sending email alerts whenever there’s new or updated listings that customers might be interested in. it’s not new technology, and in fact the technology is arguably...

Middle-Market Is Next Home Segment to Improve

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Executives from some of the largest brokerages in the country expect to see their sales grow 6-8 percent in 2010 and home prices to start heading up about 3 percent, REALTORS® heard in a...
November 15, 2009

Stevens Strongly Defends FHA’s Financials

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an address to hundreds of REALTORS® at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo Saturday afternoon, FHA Commissioner David Stevens offered a fervent defense of the organization’s financials. He specifically addressed the...
November 15, 2009

FHA Eases Concentration, Other Condo Rules

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an effort to give condo lending a boost, FHA yesterday released a mortgagee letter (2009-46 A) that lets lenders make loans to condo buyers even if it means 100 percent of...
November 10, 2009

Stevens: Facts Getting Lost in FHA Safety Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine “Nobody has asked to come in and look at our balance sheet, to go through our finances, which I’ve offered to everybody.”—FHA Commissioner David Stevens News reports raising concerns that FHA might...
October 22, 2009

Can You Afford to Say No to FHA Borrowers?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® magazine Hopefully you don’t consider it a mark against buyers if they want to use FHA financing. It’s true it typically takes longer to process FHA-backed financing than it does conventional loan applications,...
September 2, 2009