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The FHA reverse mortgage plan is aimed at people sixty-two years old or older. FHA loan guidelines require the borrower to have already paid off the home or owe very little on the home.

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Are There Reverse Mortgage Requirements?

FHA Common Question #32

The FHA reverse mortgage plan is aimed at people sixty-two years old or older. FHA loan guidelines require the borrower to have already paid off the home or owe very little on the home. One of the rules for this type of loan is that the amount owed must be paid off with part of the proceeds from the reverse mortgage. The borrower must also dwell in the home as the primary living space.

Applicants are also required to get FHA approved counseling prior to being approved for the loan. The FHA reverse mortgage may have a few additional steps to take before getting the process completed, but the end result is well worth that extra effort.

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June 24, 2020 - Did you know that the VA offers a One-Time Close construction loan similar to the FHA One-Time Close loan? The VA version of the One-Time Close loan allows qualified borrowers to finance both the construction and the permanent mortgage at the same time.

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June 23, 2020 - Credit approval for big loans like a mortgage isn’t dependent just on FICO scores.. Home loan approval depends on a number of factors that are reviewed by your lender after you submit a loan application. One factor is your employment history. 

Why Are FHA Loan Interest Rates Lower Than Conventional Mortgages?

June 20, 2020 - Comparing rates is a very good thing to do when shopping around for a lender but knowing why government-backed loans such as FHA mortgages, USDA loans and VA loans have lower interest rates for highly qualified borrowers is an important factor.