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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 ...

FICO Scores and FHA Loans: A Reader Question

Can a co-borrower make up for another borrower’s FICO score issues? A reader asked us a question along those lines in our comments section recently: “My credit is not good enough to get a home loan. However, if my sister ...

Credit Report Data, Disputed Accounts, and FHA Loans

Borrowers are often advised to give themselves plenty of time in the pre-purchase planning stages to review credit report details to make sure there are no errors or outdated information. What happens if a borrower does see something on a ...

Temporary Reduction of Income: FHA Loan Rules

What happens if a borrower fills out an FHA loan application while having a temporary reduction of income either on the record or ongoing during the application process? Does the FHA loan rule book, HUD 4000.1, address these situations? Fortunately, ...

FHA Loans After A Deed-In-Lieu

How long does a borrower have to wait to apply for a new FHA mortgage following a deed-in-lieu? A reader asks us a question along those lines this week: “We went Chapter 13 about 8 years ago and paid the ...

Home Loans After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Those looking for home loans in the wake of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy often get conflicting messages about when, how, and even whether they can apply. One of our latest reader questions in the comments section falls into this category. ...

FHA Loan Assumptions: A Reader Question

How do FHA loan assumptions work? There are many situations where assuming another borrower’s FHA mortgage could be beneficial to all involved. Consider this reader question we responded to recently: “My mother in law took out an FHA loan due ...

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: A Reader Question

FHA loan down payment

A reader got in touch recently about issues related to Chapter 13 bankruptcy and FHA mortgage loans. “I made all payments for 6 years on my chapter 13 and they said I have to wait 2 more years to be ...

Mortgage Markets and FHA Loans

At the beginning of 2017, Forbes.com published a housing outlook for 2017 which included predictions from experts about what could happen this year. Three months into the new year, how accurate were some of the highlights of this piece? How ...