Ken's Stories
Government's moves to ease mortgage credit are mostly for show
FHA's 'Blueprint for Access' is not even funded, and it's business as usual at Fannie and Freddie
May 20
Upcoming FHA rule could squeeze homebuyers and sellers
Federal agency may restrict financing in HOA-governed communities that impose transfer fees
May 6
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau taking mortgage complaints seriously
2 out of 3 who file grievances get some sort of satisfaction
Apr 22
FHA facing political pressure to bring back 'spot' condo loans
Ban has hit moderate income, first-time and minority buyers hard
Apr 8
Homeowner tax perks are very much on the line in 2015
Raising standard deduction would reduce the sting, but what about home values?
Mar 24
Could FHA afford to loosen up on premiums? Yes. Will it? Don't hold your breath
Instead of giving borrowers a break, mortgage insurer plans to institute new 'quality assurance' fee
Mar 12
Top-producing Long & Foster team facing class-action RESPA suit over alleged kickbacks
Court battle highlights potential legal pitfalls in marketing title insurance, settlement services
Feb 25
Expired tax breaks for homeowners could be restored -- retroactive to Jan. 1 -- by this summer
Why Obama's appointment of Max Baucus to serve as ambassador to China is great news for real estate
Feb 11