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The FHA loan guidelines may soon change to include options for lower-income borrowers. If you feel out of touch with your FHA options since the last time you checked, do some additional research to see what has changed with HUD and the FHA.

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How Has FHA Changed Over Time?

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The best example of the FHA's constant evolution to help serve potential homebuyers is also one of the most recent. HUD proposes to amend the National Housing Act to allow the FHA to offer FHA insured mortgage options to borrowers who have low incomes and are often stuck with high-risk mortgages in order to purchase a home. If the FHA has its way, it will be able to offer these borrowers a better deal than the 'non-prime' lenders, and more incentive to purchase a home.

The FHA loan guidelines may soon change to include options for lower-income borrowers. If you feel out of touch with your FHA options since the last time you checked, do some additional research to see what has changed with HUD and the FHA. You'll be glad you did.

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FHA Loan Appraisal Basics

April 10, 2017 - The FHA appraisal is a necessary process that can be mysterious to some potential FHA borrowers. What purpose does the FHA appraisal serve? It is not as complete as the optional (but critically important) home inspection, and the results of the appraisal should not be mistaken for a home inspection.

FHA Loans and FICO Scores

April 7, 2017 - FICO score issues are a common source of stress to potential FHA borrowers. Everyone wants to know if their FICO scores are high enough to qualify for an FHA mortgage. Is it possible to qualify for an FHA loan or refinance loan with credit scores from 500 to 579? Or are higher scores required?

FHA Loan Rules for Second Homes

April 5, 2017 - If you are interested in an FHA mortgage, it’s important to understand that occupancy is a key issue. All FHA loan borrowers are expected to occupy the home as their primary residence and are usually required to take possession of the home within 60 days of the loan closing.

Child Support Income, Alimony, and FHA Loans

April 3, 2017 - There are specific guidelines for participating FHA lenders who must include child support, alimony, or maintenance payments as part of loan processing. Borrowers who must pay child support, or other forms of support will be required to furnish documentation for their payments.

FHA Loan Employment Guidelines

March 31, 2017 - Are you worried about being denied an FHA loan because of a gap in employment? While FHA loan standards for employment in HUD 4000.1 are not the only standards that are recognized, it is good to know what FHA loan rules instruct the lender to do as a minimum.