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The 203(b) fixed rate loan is the most popular FHA home loan, especially among first time home buyers. There are some debt-to-income rations you will be required to adhere to, but the 203(b) does not have a minimum income requirement.

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What is the Most Popular FHA Loan Type?

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The 203(b) fixed rate loan is the most popular FHA home loan, especially among first time home buyers. If you have never purchased a home before, you may wish to consider the 203(b) FHA loan. It keeps your down payment to a minimum. Your closing costs may also be reduced. The 203(b) FHA loan will finance up to ninety-seven percent of your loan.

There are some debt-to-income rations you'll be required to adhere to, but the 203(b) does not have a minimum income requirement. If you are unsure about your debt-to-income ratio, check with a financial planner or discuss your bills with a lender to see how you can maximize your standing with credit reporting agencies. Your FHA loan experience will be greatly enhanced by doing so.

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