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For 2020, HUD made home ownership more attainable for millions of Americans by increasing the loan limits in almost all of the 3,233 counties where they back home loans. FHA limits inform borrowers how much is available for an FHA home loan. These new loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned through Dec. 31, 2020.

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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.

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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.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

Why Credit Monitoring Is Important When Planning Your Home Loan

July 7, 2020 - Do you know what your credit report says about you at this moment? If not, you aren’t truly prepared for your home loan application. Those who have not pulled their credit reports should not fill out loan paperwork.

FHA Loan Limits: The Basics

July 6, 2020 - How much do you know about home loan limits and how they work? If you are shopping for a home to buy, an FHA mortgage can help with its lower down payment requirements and more forgiving FICO score requirements.

What to Ask When Mortgage Rates Fall

July 4, 2020 - In the earliest part of 2020, mortgage loan interest rates experienced a great deal of volatility. Unprecedented low mortgage rates have grabbed headlines and have sparked a flood of refinance loan applications and many renters are seriously considering becoming homeowners.

How COVID-19 Changed the Appraisal System for Home Loans

July 3, 2020 - Ever since Coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed across the nation, lenders and borrowers have had to adjust to a new environment where social distancing forces innovation in common practices such as the home loan appraisal process.

How Do FHA Loan Limits Work?

July 1, 2020 - The Federal Housing Administration sets FHA loan limits on an annual basis. FHA home loans have a maximum loan amount that is established in accordance with the National Housing Act. FHA and HUD adjust the limits at the end of the closing year and before the new year.

HUD Announces Fair Housing Act Charges Against Atlanta Housing Providers

June 30, 2020 - If you have experienced housing discrimination at any stage in the housing process including renting, home loans, refinance loans, home buying, etc. don’t hesitate to file a complaint of discrimination with the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

How to Qualify for an FHA Reverse Mortgage (HECM)

June 28, 2020 - The FHA reverse mortgage loan program is known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM for short. Lots of people are interested in reverse mortgages--but who qualifies for the FHA version of the reverse mortgage and how do you know if your home is eligible for the loan?

FHA Refinance Loans for Beginners

June 25, 2020 - Refinancing can save you money in interest payments over the long term. It can also provide a lower monthly payment or result in cash back to the borrower once the original loan has been paid off and the associated closing costs dealt with.

VA One-Time Close Construction Loans

June 24, 2020 - Did you know that the VA offers a One-Time Close construction loan similar to the FHA One-Time Close loan? The VA version of the One-Time Close loan allows qualified borrowers to finance both the construction and the permanent mortgage at the same time.

What Hurts Your Credit Most When Looking for a Mortgage?

June 23, 2020 - Credit approval for big loans like a mortgage isn’t dependent just on FICO scores.. Home loan approval depends on a number of factors that are reviewed by your lender after you submit a loan application. One factor is your employment history. 

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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!