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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

What Can Affect Your Home Loan Appraisal?

October 6, 2019 - There are several areas that can affect whether your dream home is able to be purchased or not and your FHA appraiser is the one tasked with determining if the issues below will interfere with loan approval or not. 

What to do if Your Home Is Affected by a Natural Disaster

October 5, 2019 - Those who have FHA mortgages should know that the basic policy of the FHA and HUD in natural disasters is that participating lenders should consider loan moratoriums, flexible loan modification plans, and other foreclosure avoidance measures.

Credit Problems? FHA Home Loan Approval Issues

October 3, 2019 - Getting your FHA lender to take you seriously as a borrower when you have had past credit trouble depends on certain factors. Try to show them your credit troubles were caused by circumstances beyond your control and demonstrate good credit use since the negative credit incident.

Five Signs You Are Ready to Buy a Home with an FHA Mortgage

October 1, 2019 - There are plenty of indications that a buyer is NOT ready to buy a home with an FHA mortgage loan, but what tells you it’s time to make the commitment? There are five general signs you can use to determine how close you are to being fully ready.

Tips to Get a Better Refinance Loan

September 30, 2019 - Do you need to refinance your home? There are some important steps you can take to help yourself get the best deal possible when trying to refinance. A bit of planning and preparation will go a long way toward helping you get the best rates and terms possible on your refi loan.

Reasons Why Home Loan Interest Rates Bounce

September 27, 2019 - In the earliest days of September 2019, mortgage loan interest rates were being reported in some circles as the best in three years. A week later, rates were suddenly pushing higher. Rates become more important when you are about to enter into a mortgage loan interest rate lock commitment with the lender.

Who Is Eligible for an FHA Disaster Loan Modification

September 25, 2019 - When a disaster strikes, it is crucial that FHA borrowers contact their lenders as quickly as possible in the aftermath to make arrangements for the existing mortgage. Yes, disaster-based home loan relief is possible, but it is not automatic and you must apply for this relief with your lender.

Five Questions About FHA Mortgage Loans

September 24, 2019 - It’s easy to understand why some real estate shoppers haven’t decided what kind of mortgage loan they want to apply for when they start the house hunting journey. There are many options, both FHA and non-FHA.

FHA Home Loan Facts and Figures

September 23, 2019 - In September 2019, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a housing finance reform plan that proposes to refocus the FHA to its core mission. The report discusses the state of the housing market today, the volume and viability of FHA home loans.

About FHA Mortgage Down Payment Requirements

September 22, 2019 - What do you need to know about FHA mortgage down payment requirements? There are a variety of factors but the most important thing to know is that there are specific rules for the amount, payment, and sources of your minimum required investment.

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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!