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Anyone who tries to persuade you to make false statements on your loan paperwork is not only violating FHA home loan guidelines, they are breaking the law. Never deal with anyone who encourages you to be dishonest on your paperwork.

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What About Dishonest Lenders?

FHA Common Question #42

It's true, when you go off in search of an FHA approved lender, you may encounter some unsavory practices along the way. Perhaps you started looking at a non-FHA home loan provider without meaning to, or you found what sounds like a better deal. Even if you are getting a legitimate offer, be sure to follow some good FHA home loan/HUD advice. For starters, never sign any document you don't understand. Ask for a complete explanation of all terms and conditions. If you get the runaround when asking for clarification, do not sign the documents. If you are unsure about the reputation of a particular lender or seller, it's a good idea to consult some real estate agents in your area to check the references of the agency or seller in question. You may learn a great deal based on the prior experiences of the agents you speak with! Anyone who tries to persuade you to make false statements on your loan paperwork is not only violating FHA home loan guidelines, they are breaking the law. Never deal with anyone who encourages you to be dishonest on your paperwork. FHA guidelines were created for a reason. Any lender who has a problem following them to the letter isn't worthy of your business.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

FHA Home Loan Costs to Save for in 2020

January 15, 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. 

FHA Home Loan Tips for Buying Multi-Unit Homes

January 12, 2020 - FHA loan rules include the ability for borrowers who intend to be owner-occupiers to buy multi-unit properties. For an FHA loan on a multi-unit home to be approved, the borrower must occupy at least one unit. FHA home loans are for primary residences only.

Applying for a One-Time Close Construction Loan in 2020

January 9, 2020 - FHA One-Time Close construction loans are intended to help those who want to own and occupy a home to build from the ground up on their own land. There is also a VA loan equivalent to the FHA construction loan that, starting in 2020, features no down payment.

Mold-Related Issues and FHA Loans

January 8, 2020 - FHA home loan issues can and do include mold. Not every home for sale is a new construction house presumably built free of mold, some houses may require extensive mold abatement depending on age, environmental factors, and related issues.

FHA Loan Limits for 2020: Going Up in a Housing Market Near You?

January 7, 2020 - FHA loan guaranty limits are higher again in 2020. This comes after last year’s increase in loan limits and a fairly good year for mortgage interest rates. FHA loans have loan guaranty limits that help establish the maximum loan possible for a given market.