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FHA guidelines do not require you to have purchased your existing home in order to qualify for the FHA reverse mortgage. Check with your FHA lender to see if your dwelling qualifies.

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Can Non-FHA Loans Become Reverse Loans?

FHA Common Question #33

FHA guidelines do not require you to have purchased your existing home in order to qualify for the FHA reverse mortgage. Provided you meet all the requirements (age 62 or older, occupying the home as the primary residence, etc) to qualify for a reverse mortgage, you can get approved so long as your property meets HUD requirements. Your new mortgage will be an FHA insured loan, regardless of the status of the prior loan.

The approved dwellings for an FHA reverse mortgage include Townhouses, detached homes, units in condominiums and some manufactured homes. Check with your FHA lender to learn more about FHA guidelines on building types or to see if your dwelling qualifies.

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FHA Rehab Loans for Federal Disaster Areas

December 28, 2017 - For homeowners trying to recover their homes after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Maria, there are FHA loans available to help. The FHA 203(h) Rehab Loan is specifically for those in federally declared disaster areas and can be sometimes used with the FHA 203(k) rehab loan.

What You Should Know About FHA Loans and Commerical Properties

December 20, 2017 - What should you know about applying for an FHA loan for a commercial property? Is such a loan possible? A great deal depends on how residential the home is and the amount of non-residential use of the property’s total floor space.

Credit Monitoring, Data Security Breaches, and Your FHA Loan

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FHA Home Loan Limits for 2018

December 5, 2017 - The FHA has announced increased FHA loan limits for 2018. The higher limits affect FHA home loan transactions in high-cost areas, low-cost housing markets, and gives qualified applicants more borrowing power in typically-priced housing markets, too.

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