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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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Lower Standards for Credit Scores and Down Payments

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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Buying a Home? Use These Credit Resources to Prepare

November 30, 2020 - From the simple act of reviewing your credit scores all the way to getting an appointment with a local housing counselor to discuss how to properly get ready for your mortgage application, there are a variety of options to help you prepare for your loan.

Figuring Out Your FHA Home Loan Up Front Costs

November 27, 2020 - Up front costs are a typical part of doing business with an FHA mortgage. Anticipating your closing costs and down payment are an important part of the planning stages of your new loan. Do you know what you can avoid paying yourself up front?

Refinance Loan Choices You Should Consider

November 25, 2020 - The most important thing to do as you consider how to approach a refi loan is determine what your goals for the new loan might be. Cash out at closing time is a motivator for some, a lower interest rate or mortgage payment is another.

Prequalifying for an FHA Mortgage

November 23, 2020 - Getting prequalified is an initial step toward the loan. You are not committing to the mortgage yet, just exploring your options. You’ll want to have the general information about your income, the amount of debt you carry, your credit scores, and other details.

Mortgage Loan Income Guidelines: What You Need To Know

November 22, 2020 - FHA loan rules include instruction to your loan officer about how to process your employment information and also includes guidelines about how much time in the job market is required in order for you to be seriously considered as a home loan applicant.

Which Matters More, FICO Score or Credit Report?

November 20, 2020 - When you apply for an FHA mortgage (or any other type of home loan) you might wonder which factor the lender relies on more to approve or deny your loan--the overall contents of your credit report, or your FICO scores specifically? Which one does the lender rely on more?

Do Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, or Short Sales Affect Home Loan Chances?

November 19, 2020 - In the era of coronavirus, everyone will experience financial hardship at some point. But how you weather these problems can affect your future home loan plans and it’s good to have a contingency plan in case you run into trouble paying your bills.

FHA Home Loan Basics: Why You May Need an Escrow Account

November 17, 2020 - If you need an FHA home loan an escrow account will be an important part of your home loan experience. These accounts are used to store money from your monthly mortgage payments that is set aside for property taxes, insurance, and other expenses.

FHA Mortgage Relief: Do You Need Cash-Out Refinancing?

November 16, 2020 - A lot of borrowers are worried about their ability to pay the mortgage during the global coronavirus emergency. Some aren’t as worried about being able to pay, but see record low interest rates and wonder if they should refinance. Should they consider a cash-out refinance loan?

Why Should I Pay for Credit Monitoring?

November 14, 2020 - The major credit reporting agencies, major credit card companies, and even the federal government have all been digitally attacked, hacked, and compromised and as a result many entities are offering consumers free credit reports and advice.

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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!