FHA buyer boom signals return of first-time and boomerang buyers

Share of buyers hits 3-year high after jumping 20 percent from last year

Through July of this year, FHA buyers accounted for 22 percent of all financed purchases of U.S. single-family homes and condos. This figure is up 20 percent from 2014 to the highest share of FHA buyers since 2012, according to RealtyTrac data.