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FHA to Toughen Rules for Borrowers

By Dina ElBoghdady, Washington Post
12/7/2009

The Federal Housing Administration is proposing to increase the upfront cash paid by borrowers as part of an effort to shore up the agency's finances, which have been staggered by rising defaults in its flagship mortgage insurance program, according to FHA officials.

The changes also include raising minimum credit scores for borrowers who receive FHA-backed mortgages and limiting the amount of money sellers can kick in, including paying closing costs or giving free upgrades.

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