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Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016

Following the real estate collapse in 2008 and subsequent recession, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and the Federal Housing Authority ("FHA") imposed detailed and restrictive requirements in order for the FHA to provide mortgage insurance on condominium loans. As a result, many condominiums were no longer in compliance with FHA regulations, and potential buyers could not qualify for the much more attractive FHA and other governmentally backed financing. The downturn in the real estate market and buyers' increased difficulty in obtaining condominium financing contributed to large financial institutions shifting their focus from financing development of condominiums to financing apartment projects. read more

Accommodating Accommodations

Housing associations struggle to accommodate FHA requests. read more

DELRAP vs HRAP for FHA Condominium Certification

Who can file a HRAP package? read more

FHA Announces Important Underwriting Policy Changes

A number of important changes were announced on January 20, 2010 by the FHA to reduce risk and improve the Agency's finances. read more

Major HUD / FHA Condo Lending Changes Effective October 1st

Under revised guidelines effective October 1, 2009, the FHA is implementing a new approval process for condominiums to be eligible for FHA / HUD financing. read more

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