What about predatory or dishonest lenders?
It`s true, when you go off in search of an FHA approved lender, you may encounter some unsavory practices along the way. Perhaps you started looking at a non-FHA home loan provider without meaning to, or you found what sounds like a better deal. Even if you are getting a legitimate offer, be sure to follow some good FHA home loan/HUD advice. For starters, never sign any document you don`t understand. Ask for a complete explanation of all terms and conditions. If you get the runaround when asking for clarification, do not sign the documents. If you are unsure about the reputation of a particular lender or seller, it`s a good idea to consult some real estate agents in your area to check the references of the agency or seller in question. You may learn a great deal based on the prior experiences of the agents you speak with! Anyone who tries to persuade you to make false statements on your loan paperwork is not only violating FHA home loan guidelines, they are breaking the law. Never deal with anyone who encourages you to be dishonest on your paperwork. FHA guidelines were created for a reason. Any lender who has a problem following them to the letter isn`t worthy of your business."
46,1,What are my rights?,Many of those seeking FHA mortgage loans are pleased to learn that the FHA is quite interested in teaching borrowers about their rights. Did you know you have the right to know the reasons for being declined on a loan? FHA guidelines are written to help both the lender AND the borrower through the process. You have the right to know specific details about your loan and have all terminology you don`t understand completely explained to you. Your FHA home should be funded with a complete understanding of what you are required to pay and when. Never deal with a lender who is unwilling to explain the full contents of the loan and the meanings of terms and clauses you may have difficulty grasping.
47,1,"Knowing your rights, Part Two