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With only a 3.5% down payment and a higher single-family home mortgage limit, now may be the best time for you to apply for an FHA home loan. Take a good look at your finances before you proceed.

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Do FHA Lending Limits Ever Change?

FHA Common Question #9

There has been a steady increase in the amount of FHA insured home loan money available to borrowers approved for loans on single-family home mortgages. This increase in availability means more borrowing power for those applying for FHA home loans, and lets more people than ever have the chance to own a home.

With only a 3.5% down payment and a higher single-family home mortgage limit, now may be the best time for you to apply for an FHA home loan. Take a good look at your finances before you proceed; your monthly housing costs should not take up more than 31% of your gross monthly income.

Some people make the mistake of calculating their housing budget using net income, which won't help you when it comes time to apply for an FHA loan.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

FHA Rules on Cash Back at Closing Time

October 12, 2019 - FHA cash-out refinance loans are specifically designed to give cash back to the borrower at closing time once the original mortgage has been paid in full and other loan expenses are accounted for. Certain circumstances might be exempt from the $500 cash back limit on non-cash-out FHA refis. 

Double Check Your FHA Home Loan Paperwork

October 11, 2019 - A Loan Estimate is a document that should reflect what you have been discussing/negotiating with your loan officer and there should be no difference between what you agreed to and what the document contains. There are several areas to pay close attention to.

What a Low FHA Interest Rate Means for Your Budget

October 9, 2019 - Those new to house hunting don’t necessarily understand what a lower interest rate means for your monthly budget. It’s obvious that a lower rate means spending less money on the mortgage overall, but do you know how much you could save depending on the rate?

Home Loan Safety Tips

October 7, 2019 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development has an entire page dedicated to warning people about a type of home loan scam known as the loan modification scam. This is one of many different types of mortgage fraud, mortgage scams, and con games involving real estate.

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.