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FHA Program Puts Ex-Home Owners on Track to Buy Again Sooner

Typically, home owners who lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure are required to wait about 36 months before being able to purchase a primary residence again with a Federal...

Fed to Extend Operation Twist Program

The Federal Reserve announced it will extend its Operation Twist program to the end of the year, pushing down long-term interest rates in another effort to spur home purchases and...

‘Hardest Hit’ Program Is Falling Short, Report Says

A “hardest hit” fund to help 18 states that were most battered in the mortgage crisis isn’t meeting its goals of helping underwater home owners, according to a report by the...

Gov’t Announces More Refinancing Program Details

This week, the federal government released more details about its revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program, which sets out to allow more home owners to refinance their mortgage and...

HUD Wants Housing Counseling Funds Back

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is asking Congress to restore funding for its housing counseling program, which it says is “important to the recovery and stability of...

Freddie Ranks Mortgage Servicers’ Performance

Freddie Mac is launching a new Servicing Success Program on Aug. 1, which will set performance expectations for mortgage servicers and provide feedback on servicer strengths and...

Fed’s QE2 Program Ends Today

The second round of quantitative easing (QE2) — the Federal Reserve’s program to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds — will end June 30, with mixed results. Although experts...