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Your FHA mortgage is designed to get you into a home for a fair price; you should not be required to pay above and beyond the normal fees associated with buying a home. There are a set of payments, fees and other charges that are illegal.

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Are Any Loan Connected Costs Prohibited?

FHA Common Question #12

There are a set of payments, fees and other charges that are illegal. If you are seeking an FHA loan, do not pay any unearned fees. These can include a fee paid above and beyond the level of service, a kickback, fees charged for a service that was not delivered or that was different than the service paid for.

FHA guidelines are not the sole regulation of these kinds of illegal fees-federal, state and local laws all prohibit some or all of these costs. If you feel you are being asked to pay a prohibited fee or cost, check with the FHA, or contact a housing counselor immediately to get advice, or consult a lawyer with expertise in home lending.

Your FHA mortgage is designed to get you into a home for a fair price; you should not be required to pay above and beyond the normal fees associated with buying a home.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

Read About FHA Requirements, Updates, and Guidelines
Changes to FHA Loan Rules on Collections and Judgments

October 7, 2017 - In general, FHA loan rules require the lender to determine that judgments are resolved or paid off prior to or at closing. Judgments of a non-borrowing spouse in a community property state must be resolved or paid in full, with the exception of obligations excluded by state law.

Is There a No Money Down FHA Loan Option?

October 2, 2017 - The FHA Single-Family Home Loan program does not feature a no money down option. However, there are state and local programs that may offer assistance to home buyers, first-time home buyers, or home buyers who are in financial need.

FHA Loans, Disability Pay, and Proof of Income

September 25, 2017 - There are many common questions about FHA home loans, and more than a few uncommon ones. Income verification is one area where FHA loan applicants may experience the need for more information.

Are My Tax Returns Required for an FHA Loan?

September 20, 2017 - When you apply for an FHA home loan, there's a list of documents and documentation needed to process an FHA loan application. These are the minimum needed to establish an accurate picture of a borrower's credit and payment history.

Rules for FHA Loans Following a Short Sale

September 9, 2017 - FHA loan rules for new loans following a short sale may seem complex--the rules that apply to you often depend on the status of your mortgage loan prior to the short sale. But, when is a new FHA home loan possible following a short sale?