Just How Big is the FHA? Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance on February 22, 2013 You are currently browsing comments. If you would like to return to the full story, you can read the full entry here: “Just How Big is the FHA?”. Tags:consumers,fha,Financing,Housing Market,REALTOR® Members Related Posts Commercial Markets Follow Broader Economic Trends in Q3 of 2012 REALTOR® Commercial Fundamentals Impacted by Slow Employment in Third Quarter Comments Dominic Goodmann Thanks! Janice Rahmig I am surprised I have not heard NAR protesting the PMI insurance being charged the full term of an FHA Loan. Previously after 20% equity, the PMI was dropped. That additional charge the full term of the loan makes the FHA loan expensive for the homebuyer. Would like to see that long term of the loan charge for PMI taken back to the 20% equity then dropped. John I am also shocked that NAR is raising cain about the PMI staying in place for the whole term of the loan.. Just doesn’t seem right. Maybe they know womethign we don’t?