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It is most important to stay current on FHA home loan payments. But, the FHA mortgage process is not a one-mistake situation; your lender will work with you provided you can demonstrate a legitimate need and a desire to be financially responsible.

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What If I Have Delinquent Payments?

FHA Common Question 41?

It is most important to stay current on FHA home loan payments, but should you encounter trouble there are many options available. One of those options includes a special forbearance-a special arrangement based on your financial circumstances. This is not the same as a one-time payment from the FHA or a partial claim. The special forbearance can provide for a temporary suspension or reduced payment.

If you are in a situation where your living expenses have increased, you may qualify for this FHA assistance. You must contact your FHA approved lender to get started. You'll be asked to show proof of the increased living expenses including medical bills, bank statements and other paperwork to justify your claim.

The FHA mortgage process is not a "one-mistake" situation; your lender will work with you provided you can demonstrate a legitimate need and a desire to be financially responsible.

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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.