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Are There Housing Scams Out There?

FHA Common Question #43

When selling your FHA home, beware of rip-off artists and scammers. They do approach some people offering to "help". Sometimes this comes in the form of an offer pay off the mortgage or give you money after the house is sold.

What usually happens is your FHA mortgage goes unpaid, the home gets foreclosed upon (after the scammer collects rent for a while on your property-part of the scam includes a request that you move out quickly) and your credit rating is blemished. The important thing to remember in this situation is to seek professional advice before going into any such relationship with a third party. Unless you pay your mortgage, you may find yourself liable for the results of a deal with a third party.

The FHA offers plenty of help and advice, including legitimate ways to deal with your circumstances should you fall behind on your payments or encounter financial difficulties. Always turn to the FHA first before trying to make a deal with a third party.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

FHA Home Loans: 20% Down Is Not Necessary

August 15, 2019 - Do you really have to make a 20% down payment to get into a home loan? Not with an FHA mortgage. FHA loan program down payment minimums are 3.5% for borrowers with FICO scores at 580 or better. So why do people assume 20% down is required to buy a home?

Compensating Factors for Home Loan Approval

August 13, 2019 - FHA home loan rules in HUD 4000.1 (the FHA Single Family Home Loan Handbook) say the lender can, under certain circumstances, use compensating factors in cases where the borrower’s other financial qualifications may be less ideal than others.

FHA Home Loan Rules You Should Know: Credit Checks

August 11, 2019 - Some borrowers don’t fully understand the home loan process, which can lead to disastrous results if you don’t understand the lender’s approach to credit checks and other loan underwriting procedures.

FHA Home Loan Rules: First-Time Home Buyers

August 9, 2019 - What are the FHA home loan rules for first-time home buyers? If that seems like a trick question to you, you’re on the right track. There are NO FHA home loan rules that pertain exclusively to first-time home buyers.

What Does Your Monthly FHA Mortgage Include?

August 8, 2019 - If you are in the planning stages for an FHA home loan, it’s important to begin budgeting for your home loan-related expenses including appraisal fees, home inspection fees, any required pest control, hazard insurance, and other costs.

FHA.com Reviews

FHA.com is a one-stop resource for homebuyers who want to make the best decisions when it comes to their mortgage. With our detailed, mobile-friendly site, individuals can access information about different FHA products, the latest loan limits, and numerous other resources to make their homebuying experience easier. Take a look at some of the reviews from other FHA.com visitors!