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FHA Loans for Home Owners

Whether you're a first time homebuyer, moving to a new home, or want to refinance your existing conventional or FHA mortgage, the FHA loan program will let you purchase a home with a low down payment and flexible guidelines.

FHA loan limits were established to define how much you can borrow for a HUD-backed mortgage. Each state has different limits, so be sure to look up your state to understand what is available for your FHA home loan.

Paying the upfront costs of buying a new home can be challenging.To help overcome this hurdle, many local and state agencies offer down payment assistance in the form of grants or second mortgages.

If you’re getting ready to shop around for mortgage options, it’s a good idea to brush up on some of the technical terms in our Mortgage Glossary. You’re going to be hearing a lot of them!

FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

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FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Interest Rates and Payoff Dates

July 7, 2017 - Are there major differences between FHA loans and conventional loans? Why do borrowers choose FHA mortgages over conventional loans? A participating FHA lender can offer qualified borrowers lower interest rates, early payoffs without a penalty, and more.

The FHA Loan for Single Family Mortgages

July 6, 2017 - The FHA 203(b) loan insurance program is for people who want a single-family. For these FHA guaranteed loans, lenders offer loan terms at 15 or 30 years. The FHA does not set interest rates for these loans, instead they are negotiated between the borrower and lender.

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Mortgage Insurance and Refinance Options

July 3, 2017 - Do you know what major differences exist between FHA loans and conventional loans? After learning about some features of an FHA mortgage, many undecided borrowers wind up choosing FHA mortgages over conventional loans.

FHA Loan Rules: 203(K) Rehab Mortgage Loans

July 1, 2017 - The 203(K) Rehab loan is the FHA's primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties. As such, it is an important tool for community and neighborhood revitalization and for expanding homeownership opportunities.

Minimum Credit Scores for FHA Loans

July 1, 2017 - FHA regulations and underwriting requirements are subject to change from time to time. Some of the changes come as part of new laws that close legal loopholes, improve the fairness of the FHA mortgage loan process, or modernize the FHA loan program.

What You Should Know About Obama Loan Modification

July 1, 2017 - Making Home Affordable is the government homeowner bailout program designed to help nine million Americans avoid financial trouble because of the troubled housing market. There are two aspects to the Obama Mortgage: refinancing and loan modification.

How Soon Can I Cash-out Refinance an FHA Loan?

June 27, 2017 - FHA cash-out refinance loans let the borrower take out equity in the property in cash. According to page 409 of the FHA handbook, one of the first questions you’ll be asked involves how you are currently using the property to be refinanced.

Can I Get an FHA Home Loan for a Multi-Unit Property?

June 21, 2017 - FHA loan rules permit owner-occupiers to buy multi-unit properties and rent out the unused living units. Can the borrower convince a participating lender to factor in potential rental income and include it as part of the applicant’s debt-to-income ratio? 

Unpaid Federal Debts and Your FHA Loan Application

June 16, 2017 - 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 Loan Rules For Employment

June 15, 2017 - How long does the FHA require an applicant to be on the job before he or she is eligible to apply for a loan? There are sometimes misconceptions about these requirements on a basic level, and there are important questions that some may worry about going into the FHA loan application.