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FHA loans can make your homebuying dream a reality with competitive rates and a low down payment. Prepare for your FHA home loan with some important steps to make sure you can afford the mortgage.

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Take the Steps to Get Your Mortgage

Purchasing a home is one of life's major landmarks and for some, it is even a dream come true. At FHA.com we understand the magnitude of this decision and it is our goal to make your transition into home ownership unforgettable. Regardless of whether this is your first or your fifth home purchase we will do our best to ensure that getting you into your new home is a pleasant and memorable experience.

FIRST STEPS

When you begin to seriously consider purchasing a new home it is important that you follow some simple steps to make sure that the process runs smoothly.

The first thing you should do is an analysis of your debt to income ratio. This important step will let you know what type of home you can afford based on your monthly income and expenses.

The next important step in purchasing a new home is to get pre-approved for a home loan. The peace of mind that comes with knowing that your mortgage loan and credit report have been approved will allow you to shop for your new home with confidence. And when you find a home and are ready to make an offer the fact that you have already been pre-approved for your loan amount will give the seller confidence in you as a buyer.

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FHA Loan Articles and Mortgage News

Who Can Help With Your Home Loan Down Payment?

November 3, 2019 - The idea of planning for ten years or so to buy a home is actually a fairly sound one if you consider having to save up for the down payment, closing costs, moving expenses, and new appliances where needed.

FHA Loan Appraisal Issues: Cosmetic or Health Hazard?

November 2, 2019 - Raising awareness of the lead paint issue is a priority with HUD if the number of awareness campaigns the agency has run over the years is any indication. FHA assumes that homes built before the 1978 lead paint ban went into effect are presumed to be contaminated.

FHA Foreclosure Prevention in Federal Disaster Areas

October 31, 2019 - In August of 2019, the Department of Housing and Urban Development official site was updated to include new guidelines for loss mitigation procedures and foreclosure prevention help for qualifying borrowers affected by natural disasters in federally-declared disaster areas.

Build a House on Your Own Land With an FHA Loan

October 28, 2019 - You can build on your own lot using an FHA mortgage, even as a first-time home buyer. You will get the same 3.5% down payment minimum on an FHA construction loan as you would buying existing construction real estate.

What Can Sellers Help You at Purchase Time?

October 25, 2019 - If you are buying a home with an FHA mortgage, your seller may be able to help thanks to a rule that permits the owner of the home to contribute up to six percent of the sale price of the home (but no more) toward approved closing costs.