The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The Nation's Housing: A flip waiver nears its end

WASHINGTON -- Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations ...

The Nation's Housing: Caught up in refi quicksand

WASHINGTON -- Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and ...

The Nation's Housing: A policy switch at FHA

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade -- they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off.

This practice, endorsed ...