19 Washington State Lenders Lose FHA Approval

Today HUD released it’s Administrative Actions from the Mortgagee Review Board. Read the Federal Register PDF here.  There were 905 lenders that failed to meet requirements for HUD’s annual recertification for FHA approval.  The Mortgagee Review Board voted to immediately withdraw FHA approval for a period of one year for each of the 905 lenders.  “The Board took this action because the lenders were not in compliance with the Department’s annual recertification requirements.”

Granted, some of the lenders on this list are no longer in business such as MILA or were taken over by other banks like Washington Mutual. Yet 905 is quite a high number and some of the names on the list surprised me. Out of the 905 here are the banks, lenders, or brokers from Washington State:

Bank of Clark County, Vancouver
Callycorp Financial, Vancouver
Capstone, Inc., Vancouver
Compass Mortgage, Edmonds
First Independent Bank, Vancouver
Full Circle Financial, Kent
JD Myers Financial, Lake Stevens
MILA, Mountlake Terrace
Mortgage Broker Associates, Lynnwood
NHI Home Mortgage, Federal Way
Park Place Financial, Redmond
Pierce Mortgage, Tacoma
Puget Sound Mortgage, Edmonds
Response Mortgage, Bellevue
RTL Financial, Bellevue
Top Mortgage Bankers, Bellingham
View Point Lending, Marysville
Washington Mutual
Western States, Bellevue

To check on the current default rate of your favorite FHA lender, check out the Neighborhood Watch website.