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CHLA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of FHA Premium Cut

CHLA Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of FHA Premium Cut (Washington, D.C.) – On the one-year anniversary of HUD’s announcement of FHA’s action to cut annual premiums on FHA loans by 30 basis points, the Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) issued the following statement: “One year later, it is clear that last year’s FHA premium cut is making a difference in the lives of families who want to own

CHLA Applauds FHA’s Elimination of Their Mandatory Mortgage Branch Registration Requirement 

CHLA Applauds FHA’s Elimination of Their Mandatory Mortgage Branch Registration Requirement  (Washington, D.C.) – Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) applauds the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) efforts to streamline the loan origination process through the elimination of their mandatory mortgage branch registration requirement.  “CHLA applauds FHA for publishing a final rule that eliminates the requirement for lenders to register the branch offices where they conduct

CHLA Releases White Paper on Mortgage Credit Score Markets and Pricing 

CHLA Releases White Paper on Mortgage Credit Score Markets and Pricing  White Paper provides a broad overview of the credit score market landscape, the credit score process, and recommendations to ensure the market remains fair for all stakeholders  (Washington, D.C) – The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) released today a white paper entitled “Mortgage Credit Score Markets and Pricing – How to Ensure The

CHLA Releases it annual 2023 IMB Report

CHLA Releases its 2023 “IMB Report” Report chronicles the performance of IMBs, explains what IMBs are, the extensive regulation IMBs are subject to, and highlights CHLA advocacy efforts on behalf of IMBs.  (Washington, D.C) — The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) today published its annual independent mortgage bank (IMB) report for 2023 which aims to educate the public, the press, Congress, and federal officials

CHLA Commends Freddie Mac for More Transparency in Condo Eligibility                      

(Washington, D.C.) The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) today made the following statement in response to Freddie Mac’s announcement that it is making it easier for lenders and condominium associations to know whether they are eligible for Freddie Mac loans – and to help non-eligible condo associations take the necessary steps to become eligible. “CHLA commends Freddie Mac for its announcement regarding its Condo Project

CHLA Expresses Support for the Use of Attorney Opinion Letters

CHLA Expresses Support for the Use of Attorney Opinion Letters (Washington, D.C.) – The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) supports the use of Attorney Opinion Letters (AOLs) as an alternative to title insurance, and strongly encourages FHFA to make its potential use an option for consumers. Allowing the use of AOLs holds great promise for reducing mortgage loan title costs and can provide relief

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