The Lowdown on Low Down Payment Mortgages

March 15, 2017

You would like to buy, but you can’t manage that 20 percent down payment. Does this sound familiar?

USMI Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

March 2, 2017

“USMI congratulates Secretary Carson on his Senate confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a critical federal agency that is a component of the nearly $30 trillion U.S. housing market. We look forward to collaborating with Secretary Carson and HUD on a comprehensive and coordinated housing policy to promote a stronger and more equitable mortgage finance system that serves American taxpayers, homebuyers and lenders.

HUD’s Suspension of FHA MIP Rate Cut: What It Really Means

January 25, 2017

On Friday, January 20, 2017, the new Administration’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended a January 9 announcement by the outgoing Obama Administration’s HUD and its Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regarding a planned reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for borrowers.

USMI Statement on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction

January 9, 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced today it will reduce its mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) by 25 basis points.

New Opportunities for Future of Housing Finance Industry

November 18, 2016

Here is a roundup of a number of recent events surrounding the opportunities for comprehensive reform of the housing finance industry following the 2016 election, the health of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, and the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) after conservatorship:

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