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FHA loans do not come directly from the FHA. Instead, the FHA is in the business of guaranteeing loans-reducing the risk to lenders and offering increased borrowing power to qualified applicants. The FHA loan is also a good bet for newly married couples

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FHA Common Question #7

FHA loans do not come directly from the FHA. Instead, the FHA is in the business of guaranteeing loans-reducing the risk to lenders and offering increased borrowing power to qualified applicants. This power includes getting better interest rates thanks to the FHA home loan insurance. FHA loans are particularly helpful for people just out of college who want a home, but have little or no money saved for a down payment.

The FHA loan is also a good bet for newly married couples, and also those who have had credit problems in the past because of foreclosure or bankruptcy. You can get a wealth of information from a qualified lender, but the first thing you should do is to check out your credit rating and get a list of lending limits for FHA loans in your area. These limits vary from state to state, and may even vary by county depending on where you live.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

Read About FHA Requirements, Updates, and Guidelines
FHA Loan Appraisal Basics

April 10, 2017 - The FHA appraisal is a necessary process that can be mysterious to some potential FHA borrowers. What purpose does the FHA appraisal serve? It is not as complete as the optional (but critically important) home inspection, and the results of the appraisal should not be mistaken for a home inspection.

FHA Loans and FICO Scores

April 7, 2017 - FICO score issues are a common source of stress to potential FHA borrowers. Everyone wants to know if their FICO scores are high enough to qualify for an FHA mortgage. Is it possible to qualify for an FHA loan or refinance loan with credit scores from 500 to 579? Or are higher scores required?

FHA Loan Rules for Second Homes

April 5, 2017 - If you are interested in an FHA mortgage, it’s important to understand that occupancy is a key issue. All FHA loan borrowers are expected to occupy the home as their primary residence and are usually required to take possession of the home within 60 days of the loan closing.

Child Support Income, Alimony, and FHA Loans

April 3, 2017 - There are specific guidelines for participating FHA lenders who must include child support, alimony, or maintenance payments as part of loan processing. Borrowers who must pay child support, or other forms of support will be required to furnish documentation for their payments.

FHA Loan Employment Guidelines

March 31, 2017 - Are you worried about being denied an FHA loan because of a gap in employment? While FHA loan standards for employment in HUD 4000.1 are not the only standards that are recognized, it is good to know what FHA loan rules instruct the lender to do as a minimum.