Kenneth R. Harney
Kenneth R. Harney
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FHA stiffens underwriting rules for reverse mortgages

Lenders will soon be required to vet applicants for income, credit history and outstanding debt.

Thousands would benefit if Congress renews tax law

Thousands would benefit if Congress renews tax law

Borrowers who received debt relief face large tax payments; prospects in post-election session are unclear.

Condo prices rise despite FHA’s ban on ‘spot’ loans

FHA is said to be drafting a proposal that could make financing available to more prospective buyers.

Pace of improvement in housing wealth slows

Selling prices are up and mortgage debt is down. Still, about 8 million houses remain underwater.