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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

Buying a Home With an FHA Loan in a Flood Zone

September 26, 2022 - Knowing the FHA loan rules for loan approval in certain regions of the country can be important especially if the home you want to buy may be located in a known flood zone. Homes in certain types of flood zones or Special Flood Hazard Areas are not eligible for FHA mortgages. 

FHA Appraisal Rules: Heating, Cooling, Plumbing

September 25, 2022 - FHA appraisers must follow certain rules governing the process including some that address specific systems in the home. Some FHA appraisal requirements depend on standards set by the local authority, while others have specific guidance found in FHA rulebooks.

Unpaid Federal Debts and Your FHA Loan Application

September 15, 2022 - Does it hurt a borrower’s chances when applying for an FHA mortgage loan if there’s a debt owed to the federal government? Can unpaid federal taxes become a barrier to an FHA mortgage loan? The FHA recognizes two types of circumstances–tax debt and non-tax debt.

FHA Home Loans and HOA Agreements

September 14, 2022 - Borrowers who want FHA condo loans, or who buy homes in neighborhoods that have homeowner associations may be required to sign agreements for maintenance of common areas, agreements not to radically alter the exterior aesthetics of the home, or other covenants.

Streamline FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Loans

September 13, 2022 - The FHA offers something called a 203(k) Rehab loan for borrowers who want to purchase and rehab a property. This is a great loan offering, but what about borrowers who don’t need to do extensive rehab work to a home?