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FHA loans are not intended for homes that do not meet standards. FHA guidelines require an evaluation of any visible defects that could affect the value of the home or safety of the occupants.

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Why Do I Need a Property Appraisal?

FHA Common Question #39

The FHA must assess the condition of a sale property to determine its market value, but there is another reason for the examination. FHA guidelines require an evaluation of any visible defects or deficiencies that could not only affect the value of the home, but also the safety of the occupants. FHA loans are not intended for homes that do not meet standards. Your health and safety should not be jeopardized by the purchase of a new home; the FHA has rules in place to prevent substandard housing from being passed on to FHA mortgage seekers.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

HUD Announces New CARES Act FHA Home Loan Relief

April 2, 2020 - If you have an FHA mortgage, refinance loan, or One-Time Close construction mortgage and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, you may qualify for certain relief measures including those announced in this latest HUD action. What kind of relief may be available to you?

FHA Loan Advice From HUD During the Coronavirus Outbreak

April 1, 2020 - FHA lenders have been asked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to use reasonable judgment when trying to decide who is legitimately affected by COVID-19 for the purpose of evaluating the loan.

FHA Announces Coronavirus-Related Changes to Loan Approval Rules

March 30, 2020 - Recently the FHA and HUD issued a mortgagee letter announcing that appraisal rules had been temporarily modified to permit exterior-only appraisals for FHA home loans and reverse mortgages.

FHA and HUD Announce Modified Appraisal Guidelines

March 27, 2020 - The COVID-19 / coronavirus outbreak has put considerable stress on many sectors of the housing industry. At the end of March the FHA and HUD issued a press release to announce changes in FHA appraisal policy to accommodate some of that stress

Getting a Loan in the Age of Coronavirus

March 24, 2020 - Mortgage markets, interest rates, and related issues are getting a lot of attention lately. Buying a home is more complicated in the era of the coronavirus, lockdowns, and COVID-19. But what are industry people saying about mortgage loans right now?