Acronym Management

Real Estate Agent with Starlight Realty Certified REO & Short Sale Specialist

A few months ago, we posted a piece on the pernicious proliferation of acronyms in the real estate sphere. Since then, things have only gotten worse.

Can you explain the differences between FHA, FHFA, FHFB, FHLB, and HHF? How about MHA, CFPB, PRA, HAMP, HAFA, HUD, UP and HDTAGIT?

It’s out of control. And it’s got to stop.

If you agree, post your comments here. Then sign up with our Acronym Action Network (AAN).

By the way, here’s the glossary for the alphabet soup above, with links:

FHA. Federal Housing Administration

FHFA. Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFB. Federal Housing Finance Board

FHLB. Federal Home Loan Bank

HHF. Hardest Hit Fund

MHA. Making Home Affordable

CFPB. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

PRA. Principal Reduction Alternative

HAMP. Home Affordable Modification Program

HAFA. Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives

HUD. Housing and Urban Development (You knew that.)

UP. Unemployment Program

HDTAGIT. How Did This Acronym Get In There?

Comments (1)

Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


No matter the all means very slow and no regard for the customer......UGH

May 10, 2012 03:52 AM

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