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In 2018, HUD is making home ownership more affordable for millions of Americans with increased loan limits in 3,011 counties due to higher housing prices. FHA limits inform borrowers how much is available for an FHA home loan.

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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

How To Use An FHA Home Loan

February 15, 2018 - There are many things you can do with an FHA mortgage, and just as many ways to use FHA refinance loans; buying a home with more than one living unit, refinancing an existing loan to do rehab work, and including energy-efficient upgrades into your new mortgage.

FHA One-Time Close Rules for Down Payments and Interest Rates

February 6, 2018 - FHA One-Time Close construction loans have their own rules for interest rates and down payment requirements. Do you know what they are? It’s good to understand some basics when preparing to apply for this type of loan.

FHA One-Time Close Construction Loan Rules for Water Utilities

January 31, 2018 - FHA loan standards include a set of requirements for utilities, and water quality which must be met as a condition of loan approval. Some properties aren’t served by a local water utility system, and instead rely on well water. They must meet FHA loan standards addressing these areas.

Do FHA Loan Requirements Apply to All Borrowers?

January 26, 2018 - Where basic minimum credit standards are concerned, FHA loan rules apply for all borrowers. One important area where all FHA borrowers are intended to get identical treatment is in the application of Fair Housing law standards. No discrimination is permitted in the FHA home loan process.

FHA One-Time Close Construction Loan Basics

January 12, 2018 - There are FHA home loans for existing construction homes, classified as properties that have had at least one owner, and FHA construction loans that allow a qualified borrower to have a home built for them from the ground up.

FHA Rehab Loans for Federal Disaster Areas

December 28, 2017 - For homeowners trying to recover their homes after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Maria, there are FHA loans available to help. The FHA 203(h) Rehab Loan is specifically for those in federally declared disaster areas and can be sometimes used with the FHA 203(k) rehab loan.

What You Should Know About FHA Loans and Commerical Properties

December 20, 2017 - What should you know about applying for an FHA loan for a commercial property? Is such a loan possible? A great deal depends on how residential the home is and the amount of non-residential use of the property’s total floor space.

Credit Monitoring, Data Security Breaches, and Your FHA Loan

December 12, 2017 - What do Arby’s, Google, and the Internal Revenue Service all have in common? They each experienced some form of security compromise in 2017 that could have resulted (and often did) in sensitive consumer data being exposed to hackers, scammers, and thieves.

FHA Home Loan Limits for 2018

December 5, 2017 - The FHA has announced increased FHA loan limits for 2018. The higher limits affect FHA home loan transactions in high-cost areas, low-cost housing markets, and gives qualified applicants more borrowing power in typically-priced housing markets, too.

Are There Income Requirements for an FHA Mortgage?

November 30, 2017 - Are there income requirements for an FHA mortgage? Some applicants may be worried about earning too much money to qualify for a loan they mistakenly believe are intended only for a certain income bracket.