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FHA consolidates HECM guidance in an updated handbook

[The Mortgage Report]

After two years of engagement and feedback from HECM lenders, servicers, consumer advocates, and other housing industry participants the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its updated handbook which consolidates HECM policies.

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