The FHA cash-out refinancing option is especially beneficial to homeowners whose property has increased in market value since the home was purchased.

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FHA Cash-Out Refinance

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Homeowners enjoy the benefits of investing in their property year after year. For some, there comes a time when that investment can come in handy. Refinancing with an FHA loan can prove to be an effective way to put that equity to work. If you own a home you still owe mortgage payments on, chances are you're examining your refinancing options. In today's economy everyone needs a way to lower monthly payments and make housing more affordable. The FHA has a variety of refinancing option, including the cash-out refinance loan.

FHA Refinancing With a Cash-Out Loan

In order to get the most benefit from refinancing your mortgage, it is often best to consider refinancing after you have had time to build up a significant amount of equity in your home. If the property was purchased more than one year prior to the refinance, the homeowner can refinance the existing mortgage for up to 85 percent of the appraised value plus the allowable closing costs, which vary from state to state.

While economic news fluctuates back and forth between good and bad news, HUD and the FHA aren't taking any chances with the current housing market. According to a 2009 memo from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the FHA is changing the rules for FHA cash-out refinancing due in part to "...the continued deterioration in the housing market, and FHA's need to limit its exposure to undue risk".

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Unpaid Federal Debts And Your FHA Loan Application

Does it hurt a borrower’s chances when applying for an FHA mortgage loan if there’s a debt owed to the federal government? Can unpaid federal taxes become a barrier to an FHA mortgage loan? The FHA recognizes two types of circumstances–tax debt and non-tax debt.

FHA Refinance Loans and Title Issues

There are sometimes legal issues that arise as a result of applying for an FHA refinance loan. Those issues give way to frequently asked questions and in many cases the best advice is to seek legal advice for a lawyer and avoid taking legal guidance or tips from a non-lawyer.

FHA Loans and Lender Policies

First time FHA borrowers or refinance loan applicants are sometimes confused when it comes to the specifics of FHA home loan policies versus the standards of their participating FHA lender. One common question where this happens involves the loan rules that cover a borrower’s employment status.

FHA Debt Ratios and FHA Loan Approval

Your debt to income ratio is a very important factor in the FHA loan application process. Do you wonder how existing debts affect your chances? What about debts that are scheduled to be paid off at some point in the near future?

Do Tax Liens Affect FHA Loan Applications?

There’s a question that comes up from time to time from borrowers who may owe federal taxes and want to apply for an FHA loan. Does the simple fact that a borrower has a tax lien exclude them from applying for an FHA home loan?