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Fair Housing Month And HUD

Fair Housing Month ends this weekend. This month-long campaign to raise awareness of Fair Housing laws is an important one, which includes measures taken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help house hunters and apartment seekers alike ...

An FHA Loan For A Flipped Home?

Is a flipped home eligible for an FHA mortgage? That’s what one reader wanted to know this week. “What are the rules for buying properties that have been ‘flipped’ meaning an investor/homeowner has purchased the property did some updates and ...

Bad Credit FHA Loans? A Reader Question

A reader got in touch about bad credit home loans in our comments section this week. “I am looking for companies/banks/ or mortgage companies that help people refinance during bankruptcy 13 and bad credit.” Does the FHA single family home ...

FHA Loans and Alimony/Child Support

A reader asked a question in our comments section about FHA loan rules for alimony and child support payments: “What is a voluntary payment agreement? I am divorced its a closed case and I actually pay a little more than ...

Down Payment Assistance and FHA Loans

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A reader got in touch this week about a question related to down payment assistance for FHA mortgages. “I’m buying a home for 175,000. I’ve been cleared to close. Ive been approved for $30,000 down payment assistance which has covered ...

FHA Appraisal Rules: Basements

A reader asked us an appraisal question in our comments section recently about unfinished basements. “We were conditionally approved for FHA. There were two items in to be completed in the FHA appraisal before closing. Finish flooring in bedroom (completed).” ...

Multiple FHA Loans? The Rules

Based on some of our reader questions lately, there seems to be some confusion over the rules for FHA loans where the borrower is interested in applying for an additional FHA mortgage. What are the rules in HUD 4000.1 on ...

FHA Loans And The 100 Mile Rule: A Reader Question

A reader asked us a question about FHA loans and “the 100 mile rule”. “I am currently looking to purchase a home with FHA financing 5 miles from my current home in California. The current home I own is secured ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage rate trends have generally been moving in favor or lower rates over the short term, and since our last report we’ve seen those rates move into territory not firmly held for quite some time. What is good for the ...

FICO Scores And FHA Loan Approval

How do FICO scores affect your FHA home loan application? A reader got in touch this week to ask a question in this area: “Hello, my credit score is between high 500s, low600s. I make $8,000 a month. My mother ...