New 15-Year ‘Wealth-Building’ Mortgage for Low-Income Buyers?



Two mortgage executives are hoping to overhaul the 15-year mortgage, making it more readily available to low and moderate-income people. They say the changes will help borrowers build equity at a much faster pace than they would with a standard loan.

With DeMarco out the Way at FHFA, it’s Back to Business as Usual



Whether these policies are “misguided” or “guided by a higher power” ( i.e. wall street bankers), it is clear that the Obama Administration has no intentions of correcting any of the problems that led to the 2008 housing crisis.

AEI Study Shows How FHA Financing Is Destroying Thousands Of Neighborhoods



According to American Enterprise Institute Fellow, Edward Pinto, the FHA mortgage insurance program is helping to destroy the neighborhoods that FHA is most heavily involved in. A detailed study of FHA lending practices and default rates shows that lower income borrowers and home owners with FHA loans are much more likely to default on their loans.

FHA Delinquencies Surge To Record Levels In 3rd Quarter 2012



For the first 20 years of it’s existence the Federal Housing Administration, created in 1934, enjoyed a delinquency rate of 0.2%. As of September 2012, the delinquency rate has surged to a record 17.3%. Compare that to less than 2% for privately insured mortgage company, MGIC.

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