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FHA.com is a privately owned website, is not a government agency, and does not make loans.

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 Loans for 2020: Mortgage Expenses You Can Plan For

December 8, 2019 - If you are planning for a new home loan in 2020, saving up early for your loan expenses can be very useful. You may not be able to anticipate every expense for the new loan, but if you buy or build a house in 2020 you’ll want to prepare for some known mortgage-related expenses.

Construction Loans for 2020: Build a House on Your Own Land

December 6, 2019 - Is 2020 the year you have a house built on your own lot with a loan 3.5% down payment? If you are a qualified veteran, that down payment amount is 0% to build on your own land as long as the appraised value matches or is higher than the asking price.

Problems That Can Delay Your FHA Home Loan (Part Two)

December 4, 2019 - In a recent article we discussed issues that can delay the approval or closing date of your FHA home loan. Do you know what these potential problems are? In Part One we discussed how bankruptcy, foreclosure, and appraisal problems may affect your mortgage loan.

Problems That Can Delay Your FHA Home Loan (Part One)

December 3, 2019 - When applying for an FHA home loan, there are issues that can slow down the progress of your mortgage, whether you are applying for a mobile home loan or an FHA One-Time Close Construction Loan. Some may be preventable in the planning stages of your loan.

FHA Loans in 2020: Pay Attention to Your Debt-To-Income Ratio

December 2, 2019 - Your FHA loan options in 2020 include new purchase loans, reverse mortgages, cash-out FHA refinance loans, and the One-Time Close construction loan if you want a house built for you. But planning ahead is key and you will need to examine and work on the amount of debt you carry