The San Diego Mortgage Process is in for More Big ChangesBy
Last Friday The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had a news release that will impact the San Diego mortgage process quite a bit. HUD controls the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage programs that have seen a huge increase in popularity since the “mortgage meltdown”. Fridays press release gave reference to plans to implement a set of new credit policy changes that will strengthen the agency’s risk management. Rumors have been going around that FHA has dropped below the capital reserve ratio of 2% mandated by congress. They have also announced that a new position of Chief Risk Officer will be created for the first time in FHA’s 75 year history.
Most first time home buyers are using FHA programs for their San Diego mortgage since they allow up to 96.5% financing so the stability and survival of the program is extremely important. These changes take effect January 1st 2010 and have an effect on who can originate FHA loans, the appraisal process and reserve requirements for lenders that originate FHA mortgage loans. This news seems to be very positive for consumers and hopefully for the San Diego housing market as a whole.
To see the press release CLICK HERE.
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