Low to moderate income home shoppers represent a large group of 21st century first time buyers. Regrettably, they’re a group that was also sidelined in the recent housing recovery due to overly strict loan requirements and limited low down payment mortgage options offered. Read More
What is an FHA Loan?
An FHA loan is a mortgage program thats’s perfect for today’s first-time home buyers. During the last decade, tightened housing regulations and poor wage growth have left many people feeling like owning a home is beyond their reach. More than ten million Americans can still hold on to their homeownership dreams thanks to flexible FHA loan requirements, which have helped over 40 million people achieve homeownership since 1934. Read More
FHA loans are a terrific option for home buyers with lower incomes, imperfect credit ratings or limited cash available for a down payment. In fact, FHA loan requirements feature a certain flexibility which makes them the only option available for millions of American mortgage applicants with “average” qualifications. That’s why FHA loans jumped in popularity after the 2008 financial crisis when subprime mortgage options were eliminated. Read More
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) makes it possible for Americans with lower incomes and imperfect credit ratings to purchase a home. FHA loan limits were recently increased so that larger loans can now be obtained. Read More
Mortgage insurance is a protecton that guards lenders in case of applicant default. Mortgage insurance is usually required on mortgages with a down payment that’s 20 percent or less.
Plainly stated, FHA MI is required for all FHA loan programs including FHA purchase loans, FHA refinance loans and FHA Streamline refinance loans. FHA guidelines for it’s insurance programs are what lenders use to determine if applicants are eligible for a loan. These requirements are usually less demanding than other, non-insured mortgage programs. Read More
FHA Mortgages offer several advantages over conventional mortgages, particularly for applicants without perfect credit or lots of cash on hand for a down payment. Read More
When you hear the term “closing costs”, it generally refers to a group of fees that must be paid during the settlement process. FHA Mortgage Closing Costs can include such things as lender origination fees, attorney fees, appraisal and inspection fees and more. Read More
FHA mortgage insurance rates have just been reduced in an unexpected move that offers the housing market a much needed boost. This .5% across the board MIP reduction will help more home shoppers become homeowners in 2015 and also reduce costs for thousands of borrowers looking to refinance. Read More
The Federal Housing Administration recently announced that it will soon be easier for borrowers with bankruptcy, foreclosure or a short sale in their past to qualify for an FHA loan. On August 15th, HUD released a mortgagee letter outlining new requirements for applicants who have experienced an “economic event” in their past that they have since recovered from. Read More