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While prequalifying for an FHA loan doesn't necessarily guarantee that you will be able to purchase the home of your dreams, it does help you and potential lenders know your borrowing power and what you can afford.

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Prequalify for an FHA Loan

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Prequalify for an FHA Loan

FHA home loans were designed to help Americans fulfill their dream of homeownership and are therefore the easiest type of real estate mortgage loan to for which you can qualify. Among the home loan options available that require a minimal down payment, FHA loans are the most popular. In fact, the FHA loan is the most flexible type of home mortgage loan available.

THE ESSENTIALS

  • Steady employment history, at least two years with the same employer.
  • Consistent or increasing income over the past two years.
  • Credit report should be in good standing with less than two thirty day late payments in the past two years.
  • Any bankruptcy on record must be at least two years old with good credit for the two consecutive years.
  • Any foreclosure must be at least three years old with good credit for the past three years.
  • Mortgage payment qualified for must be approximately 30 percent of your total monthly gross income.
  • If you can answer YES to these statements you should have no problem qualifying for an FHA home mortgage loan.

While prequalifying for a loan doesn't necessarily guarantee that you will be able to purchase the home of your dreams, it does help you and potential lenders know your borrowing power and what you can afford in terms of a monthly mortgage payment. Prequalifying for a loan simply means that you have taken an inventory of your income and assets and submitted them to your potential lender. Based on that information you should be able to qualify for a home mortgage loan.

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FHA and HUD Announce Disaster Relief for FHA Borrowers In Vermont

October 13, 2021 - The FHA and HUD have announced foreclosure relief measures and other disaster recovery options for those affected by flooding and storms in parts of Vermont during the summer of 2021. HUD extended an automatic 90-day foreclosure moratorium for Windham and Bennington counties.

Ways to Improve Your Credit Ahead of Your Home Loan

October 9, 2021 - If you need a home loan, you’re likely planning and saving in advance of your application--applying for a home loan means putting money aside for a down payment, saving for closing costs, and working on your credit and debt ratio in the meantime.

FHA and HUD Announce New COVID Relief Measures

October 8, 2021 - During the pandemic, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a variety of COVID-19 relief measures for those with FHA mortgages. This comes as new relief for borrowers recently or newly struggling to make their mortgage payments because of the pandemic.

Four FHA Home Loan Tips for Buying a Condo

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