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Child Support Income and FHA Loans

A reader got in touch with us to ask a question about how a participating FHA lender will view child support payments. “My significant other and I want to apply for a house loan together. He technically still pays me ...

FHA Loan Employment Rules: A Reader Question

A reader asked us a question in the comments section recently about FHA loan rules for employment verification. “I just got denied a FHA loan because I had a gap in employment for only 3 months. I wanted to know ...

Credit Score Questions

Credit score issues are some of the most popular topics in our comments section-many want to know if their FICO scores are high enough to qualify for an FHA mortgage. One reader asked recently, “(Can) i can buy a (home ...

Divorce And FHA Loans: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “I was divorced 5 years ago but he stayed in the house. He is always behind on the payments and it affects my credit. I have divorce papers that state he is solely responsible for the house ...

Commission Income and FHA Loans: A Reader Question

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How does commission income count when applying for an FHA mortgage? A reader asked us recently, “I was denied a mortgage because of a commissioned salary, even though Im full time and am guaranteed 15.75/hr. Interestingly, everything was all ready ...

FHA Appraisal Timing: A Reader Question

A reader asks us a question about FHA appraisal rules this week in our comments section. “Buyers want my house but dont want to process the sale until the end of April. It is now Feb. 19th 2017. I dont ...

Gaps In Employment, Reductions of Income: FHA Loan Rules

FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 for single family home loans and refinance loans include instructions for the lender on how to verify a borrower’s income and employment. There are several reasons why this verification must be made, but one ...

Credit Score Rules For FHA Mortgages

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There’s a common reader question about credit score rules for FHA mortgage loans that we get from time to time that goes something like this: “Is it possible to have a low credit score (500-600) and still get an FHA ...

FHA Loans And Work Permits: A Reader Question

Are work permits required for FHA loans when the applicant is a legal permanent resident alien or non-permanent resident alien? A reader asks, “So if a person had a work permit but never renewed it, but has been doing taxes ...

FHA Appraisal Basics You Should Know

The FHA appraisal process can be mysterious to some. It’s not as complete as a home inspection, the results of the appraisal should not be mistaken for a home inspection, nor should the FHA appraisal be considered as a stamp ...