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.
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".