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

National Mortgage News, American Banker (Brian Collins) 3/7/14 – CHLA Uses Budget Data to Lobby FHA

National Mortgage News, American Banker (Brian Collins) 3/7/14 – CHLA Uses Budget Data to Lobby FHA

March 7, 2014 – This article appeared in both National Mortgage News and American Banker. Lenders Use Budget Data to Lobby FHA for Lower Premiums   by Brian Collins The Community Home Lenders Association is pointing to President Obama’s recently released budget as proof that the Federal Housing Administration has … 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