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insure

(in-shoor′) [ME. insuren, ensuren]
1. To make sure or certain.
2. To make safe or secure.
3. To protect against injury, loss, or expense.
4. To make a contract specifying the terms of such protection.
5. To buy or sell insurance.
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By law, HUD cannot insure a reverse mortgage above the local FHA loan limit.
This result was to be expected because the FHA generally insures the mortgages of borrowers who currently have few assets available for down payments and closing costs and who do not usually qualify for a mortgage with PMI.
The experience of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) with the mortgages it insures has been similar to that of Freddie Mac.
To assess the distribution of mortgage credit risk, we have combined data collected in conjunction with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) with data submitted by private mortgage insurers about the mortgages they insure.