The FHA is Blowing Up: Bad News for the Housing Market


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A very important article came out from the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled “FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds,” and it outlines the serious financial problems facing the Federal Housing Administration. For those that are unaware or need a refresher, the FHA has been the key element to the phony “housing recovery” the government has been trying to create. In the wake of the collapse of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac blew up and what was left to pick up the pieces was the FHA. No private player would issue loans with down payments of 3%, but this was no problem for the FHA!

Interestingly enough, a lot of the subprime borrowers that blew up the housing market the last time became the primary customers of the FHA. Let’s see, 3% down and subprime borrowers…what could possibly go wrong?!

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/11/15/the-fha-is-blowing-up-bad-news-for-the-housing-market/

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  1. pazuzu


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    1   12:41pm Thu 15 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    No problemo, a combination of money printing plus austerity (raise taxes & cut benefits) for middle and lower class serfs will take care of this.

  2. Strategic Renter


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    2   3:19pm Thu 15 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Audit: FHA has exhausted its capital reserves, has a $13.5 billion deficit

  3. BobMSN


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    3   7:26am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Don't worry. As long as we can dig into that 1% (now 2% based on Obama's recent statement) money well, we are fine.

    Too bad, we only have 98% left to occupy anything. In the near future, I can image that 50% left to occupy the Wall Street. The slogan becomes “tax the 50% superrich”.

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    4   7:33am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  
  5. Call it Crazy


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    5   7:39am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    uomo_senza_nome says

    http://brucekrasting.com/geithner-to-bailout-fha/

    Bailed Out with YOUR tax dollars...... I can hear Geithner now... "Hey Ben, can't you get those printing presses to run any faster???"

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    6   8:13am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    CNN had that phrased in a link this morning. Though when I clicked on it, I got the CNN custom error "Page not Found" page.

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    7   8:13am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    Though I'm curious if they go under then would that mean I still owe?
    IF so then who would I pay?

  8. Call it Crazy


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    8   8:35am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    CaptainShuddup says

    CNN had that phrased in a link this morning. Though when I clicked on it, I got the CNN custom error "Page not Found" page.

    I guess they must have received a "phone call".....

  9. Call it Crazy


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    9   8:36am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    CaptainShuddup says

    Though I'm curious if they go under then would that mean I still owe?

    IF so then who would I pay?

    They won't go under... you'll just be paying them back with less valuable FRN's....

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    10   8:46am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Fha is really zero down often. Seller is allowed to pay the 3.5% so they tack it onto price.

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    11   8:58am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    PockyClipsNow says

    Fha is really zero down often. Seller is allowed to pay the 3.5% so they tack it onto price.

    It did seem that way.

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    12   9:13am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Collective genius in FHA. Stop the bleeding and get back to reality. If it was up to me you wouldn't get a dime of help. Where is the accountability? I'm in favor of the dealth penalty in this situation.

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    13   11:16am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    LiarWatch says

    Houses depreciate ALWAYS.

    Really?
    O.K. I'll but that but only in terms of inflation adjustment, even though I don't count inflation adjustment.
    But in this case it's applicable.
    Say House sells for 20K in 1952 and for its time, that house is considered 10K more than the average priced house.
    Fast forward to 2012 the house sells for $150K - $160K or the average price for a house in the South. While the house certainly did appreciate from 1952 from the value of those times. It should be worth 300K if you go by the Case–Shiller index.

  14. Call it Crazy


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    14   11:32am Fri 16 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)  

    E-man says

    Basically, if home prices appreciate, the homeowners win. If they depreciate, the government picks up the tab. It's so easy to walk away from 3.5% down or 0% down.

    Yep, you get the seller to give you a "concession" at closing to cover the 3.5%, so the only thing you lose is what you paid in closing costs...

    Plus, if you sit and squat for a few years and don't pay and wait until you get thrown out, the return on your original investment is HUGE...

    What a country!!!!

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