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FHA home loans were getting cheaper until Trump suspended a rate cut. Now, what comes next?

FHA home loans were getting cheaper until Trump suspended a rate cut. Now, what comes next?

An hour after Donald Trump took the oath of office last month, his administration caught the attention of the real estate industry when it abruptly suspended a planned cut in Federal Housing Administration mortgage-insurance premiums. 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development cited the need for further analysis to protect taxpayers in halting the policy that would have saved FHA-borrowers as much as $1,000 or more a year.

But the move by the FHA’s parent agency, which overturned a decision the Obama administration had made on its way out the door, could signal something else: a new conservative bent to the nation’s housing policy.

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