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Do some FHA loan guideline research before entering into a new application for an FHA loan. Many factors may add benefits or new requirements to your FHA loan.

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Are There Any Recent Changes for FHA Loans?

FHA Common Question #34

It's very important to do some FHA loan guideline research before entering into a new application for an FHA loan. Congressional amendments, changes in the structure of HUD, or the FHA and other factors may add benefits or new requirements to your FHA loan. An excellent example of this is with the move to FHA's streamline refinancing packages, which in many cases require less paperwork in order to be filed and processed.

If it's been more than a year since you last looked into an FHA loan, FHA mortgage or FHA reverse mortgage, check to see what new developments have occurred since last time. Your FHA approved lender can be of help, and you can search online for additional information.

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Tips for FHA Home Loan Cosigners

January 18, 2020 - FHA loans permit cosigners, co-borrowers, even non-occupying co-borrowers. The rules for cosigning, co-borrowing, etc. are found in HUD 4000.1, the FHA Lender’s Handbook, but there may also be additional standards imposed by the lender.

Are You Due a Mortgage Insurance Refund From an FHA Loan?

January 15, 2020 - Some borrowers are, and some are not--much depends on the nature of your mortgage transaction. UFMIP is always required on FHA loan transactions and must be paid either in cash at closing time or must be financed into the loan amount.

There Are Different Kinds of One-Time Close Construction Loans

January 13, 2020 - A One-Time Close loan can help you build a home without the requirements some other construction loans have -- two applications, two loans, and two closing dates. These construction loans are for first-time home buyers AND experienced home owners alike.

FHA Home Loan Costs to Save for in 2020

January 12, 2020 - If you've already started saving for your down payment, your appraisal, compliance inspections, and other costs, you’re well ahead of the game. Those who haven’t started truly planning and saving may feel a bit lost when trying to get ready for the loan.