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Your FHA home should be funded with a complete understanding of what you are required to pay and when. Never deal with a lender who is unwilling to explain the full contents of the loan and the meanings of terms and clauses you may have difficulty grasping

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What Are My Rights as a Borrower?

FHA Common Question #44

Many of those seeking FHA mortgage loans are pleased to learn that the FHA is quite interested in teaching borrowers about their rights. Did you know you have the right to know the reasons for being declined on a loan? FHA guidelines are written to help both the lender AND the borrower through the process. You have the right to know specific details about your loan and have all terminology you don't understand completely explained to you.

Your FHA home should be funded with a complete understanding of what you are required to pay and when. Never deal with a lender who is unwilling to explain the full contents of the loan and the meanings of terms and clauses you may have difficulty grasping.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

Read About FHA Requirements, Updates, and Guidelines
FHA Loan Appraisal Basics

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.