Brian Chappelle Op-Ed 3/25/14 – Washington Needs to Step Harder on Housing Accelerator

Washington Needs to Step Harder on Housing Accelerator   Brian Chappelle MAR 25, 2014 5:42pm ET   In April 2009, shortly after becoming Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner answered a question on how to address the economic challenges facing our country with the following: “One of the big mistakes governments make … Continue reading

Ken Harney 3/12/14 – Could FHA afford to loosen up on premiums?

Could FHA afford to loosen up on premiums? Yes. Will it? Don’t hold your breath Instead of giving borrowers a break, mortgage insurer plans to institute new ‘quality assurance’ fee Ken Harney Contributor Mar 12, 2014 It’s been a key question for lenders and real estate professionals who work with … Continue reading

RealtyTrac (Peter Miller) 2/28/14 – Why FHA Mortgages Should Cost Less

Why FHA Mortgages Should Cost Less February 28, 2014 By Peter Miller, Contributor Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages are a pillar of the lending system, but such loans cost too much and are too profitable according the Community Home Lenders Association, a group which wants to see a substantial reduction … Continue reading

Rob Chrisman Newsletter – 1/22/14

Rob Chrisman Newsletter – 1/22/14

Excerpt from today’s Rob Chrisman newsletter. ****************************************************************************************************** The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) recently marked its one year anniversary. CHLA is composed of small and mid-sized non-bank community based lenders with a strong knowledge and understanding of their local community and the borrowers they serve. Happy Birthday! CHLA’s main focus … Continue reading

CHLA Renews Call for FHA Cut – 3/5/14

Community Home Lenders Association Renews Call for FHA Fee Cut        ____________________________________________________ In the wake of the Obama Administration release of its FY 2015 Budget, the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) today renewed its call for a reduction in the annual loan fee that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) charges homebuyers. … Continue reading