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FHA streamline refinance loans allow you to reduce the interest rate on your current home loan quickly and oftentimes without an appraisal.
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Sending a child to college, consolidating bills, taking a much needed vacation, or making home improvements are some of the ways homeowners tap into the equity they have accumulated in their home to help with these expenses. Keep in mind that FHA refinancing is only available to homeowners who are currently using their home as their principal residence.

FHA REFINANCE: STREAMLINED REFINANCING

This refinancing option is considered streamlined because it allows you to reduce the interest rate on your current home loan quickly and oftentimes without an appraisal. FHA Streamlined Refinance also cuts down on the amount of paperwork that must be completed by your lender saving you valuable time and money.

In order to qualify for a Streamlined Refinance your original home loan must be an FHA loan in good standing and the refinance must lower your monthly interest payments. This type of refinancing option reduces your monthly expenses by lowering your payments but there is no option to receive cash back. This works well for people who are in good financial standing with no significant debt because it allows you a little extra money each month that can be put to good use elsewhere.

If you have a conventional loan you wish to refinance with an FHA refinance loan, you'll need to apply with the usual employment verification, credit check, debt ratio requirements and other considerations. An FHA refinance loan can get you many of the same results, and you may get better rates and lower payments.

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FHA loans differ from conventional loans starting with the most basic aspect of purchasing a home: the down payment. Down payment requirements for FHA home loans start with a minimum of 3.5%. Conventional mortgages require higher money up front.

The FHA Streamline Refinancing loan program is designed for people with existing FHA mortgages. These refinancing loans are available in two different types; a non-credit qualifying streamline loan and the credit qualifying streamline refinance.

Borrowers who have an FHA home loan for a single-family property that was endorsed on or before May 31, 2009 are eligible for a lower rate on their Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums.

Borrowers who are underwater on a home loan basically owe more on their home loans than the property is worth on the current housing market. Over the last few years, this has become a growing issue faced by more homeowners due to a troubled market.

FHA loan rules for cash-out refinancing always require the borrower to qualify and meet credit and income standards that may not be the same as for non-cash out transactions.

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