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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. Keep in mind that FHA refinancing is only available to homeowners who are currently using their home as their principal residence.
This refinancing option is especially beneficial to homeowners whose property has increased in market value since the home was purchased. A Cash Out refinance allows homeowners to refinance their existing mortgage by taking out another mortgage for more than they currently owe.
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.
FHA Loan Articles
Read About Mortgage News, FHA Updates, and Guidelines
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?
FHA Loans and Your Tax Records
All FHA borrowers should be prepared to include tax information with the mortgage loan application. The actual requirement can vary depending on lender standards, state law, and whether the borrower is self employed or not.
Streamlined FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Loans
The FHA offers something called a 203(k) Rehab loan for borrowers who want to purchase and rehab a property. This is a great loan offering, but what about borrowers who don’t need to do extensive rehab work to a home?
FHA Extends Refinance Program for Underwater Borrowers
In 2010, the FHA offered a program designed to help those who were underwater on their home loans, owing more on the loan than the property was worth. That program was called FHA Refinance Of Borrowers In Negative Equity Positions.
Program Changes for FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages are for eligible borrowers age 62 or older, and feature no monthly mortgage payment for the borrower. Changes were announced effective June 2014.
FHA Refinance Loan Basics
Are you thinking about refinancing your home loan with an FHA loan? There are several options available, and depending on the circumstances you may qualify for an FHA Streamline Refinance or an FHA Cash-Out refinance loan.
FHA Streamline Loan Seasoning Periods
There is a required wait time between the date when the borrower begins making mortgage loan payments on the home and the day the borrower becomes eligible to apply for FHA Streamline Refinancing on that mortgage.
How Long are the Terms for FHA Mortgages?
If you're applying for a first-time FHA home loan, you're likely wondering how long your mortgage will be and what kinds of options you might have for shorter or longer loans, early payoff or what happens if you just pay the monthly mortgage minimum.
Lower Interest and Mortgage Payments: Streamline Refinance
In the last part of 2012 and the early parts of 2013, mortgage loan interest rates have been reported at lows not seen in many years, causing many FHA borrowers to think about refinancing an existing FHA home loan.