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02.14.2014   |   Articles / Publications

National Mortgage News: FHA Flood Coverage May Go Beyond Federal ‘Minimum’

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Faire Feaz v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., No. 13-10230 (11th Cir. Feb. 10, 2014), that a lender may require a borrower who has a federally-insured mortgage to obtain more flood insurance than the amount required under federal law.

Feaz had obtained a mortgage loan that was guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”). Feaz’s mortgage contained the following covenant, which is required by federal law for all FHA-guaranteed mortgages:

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