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In 2019, HUD made home ownership more affordable for millions of Americans with increased loan limits in 3,053 counties due to higher housing prices. FHA limits inform borrowers how much is available for an FHA home loan.

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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

Should First Time Home Buyers Consider Adjustable Rate Mortgages?

February 3, 2019 - Should a borrower applying for a first-time home loan consider an FHA adjustable rate mortgage loan? Is it possible to save money with a new home loan that doesn’t have a fixed interest rate? FHA home loans are great choices for first-time home buyers, but the options may seem confusing at first.

First Time Home Buyers Can Get Prequalified

February 2, 2019 - Why should a first-time home buyer get pre-qualified for an FHA mortgage? There are a variety of reasons to consider, but one of the most important is being able to see how much home you can afford and how much loan a lender is willing to offer you based on your credit score and history.

Can I Get a No-Wait FHA Loan After a Short Sale?

February 1, 2019 - A short sale may be used by home owners as a method to avoid foreclosure. Regardless of the motivation for the short sale, under certain circumstances there is a mandatory three-year FHA-required waiting period.

FHA Loans In 2019 Offer Choices to Home Buyers

January 31, 2019 - An important thing to know about applying for an FHA mortgage in the new year is that FHA loan limits are higher in 2019, giving people the ability to borrow more to buy a home. And you don't have to stay with your current lender when you are doing an FHA-to-FHA refi loan.

First Homes, First-Time Home Buyers, and Credit Requirements

January 30, 2019 - Looking for a first home but worried about your credit scores? FHA loans feature lower credit requirements but it’s easy to forget that FICO scores are not the only criteria used to judge your ability to afford a first home loan.

Five Ways to Tell You Are Ready to Apply for a Home Loan

January 28, 2019 - There are five basic areas you should prepare in before filling out paperwork to apply for an FHA home loan. If you haven’t taken these steps, it is best to do so before you submit your application to the lender. 

Credit Score Requirements for Mortgages: Facts You Should Know

January 27, 2019 - There are published minimum FICO scores for many government-backed mortgage loan programs including FHA loans. The VA home loan program requires no down payment AND has no VA-required minimum FICO scores, but they're not available to just anyone.

FHA One-Time Close Construction Loans and Interest Rates

January 26, 2019 - Mortgage loan Interest rates can and do change on a daily basis; some of those changes are minor, others may result in a sharp upward or downward turn. The mortgage loan rates a borrower checks in the morning may not be the same rates as those posted later in the day.

FHA Loan Credit Scores: How Low Is Too Low?

January 24, 2019 - First-time home buyers often wonder how low their credit scores can be and still get FHA home loan approval. The FHA Single Family Loan Handbook states that borrowers with FICO scores below 500 are not eligible for FHA mortgages.

Reasons to Refinance With an FHA Mortgage in 2019

January 22, 2019 - Lender requirements will vary, but FHA program rules allow a borrower to refinance an ARM loan to another ARM loan. A strategy some may use to keep a lower mortgage loan interest rate but stick with a plan to sell the home at a later date rather than keeping the house for the lifetime of the mortgage.

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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!