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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

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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 ...

Qualifying For An FHA Mortgage

Why don’t some borrowers qualify for an FHA mortgage loan? A reader got in touch with us recently to ask a question along these lines: “I work at a high school, married w/baby. My credit is 640 have the 3.5% ...

Back Taxes And FHA Home Loans

Are unpaid back taxes a liability when it comes time to applying for an FHA mortgage or refinance loan? A reader asks, “I am currently paying back taxes on a payment plan but have filed all appropriate tax returns. Is ...

Alimony and Child Support: FHA Loan Rules

FHA loan rules permit alimony and child support to be counted as verifiable income for borrowers who receive it. Like all other sources of income, the rules in HUD 4000.1 state the lender is responsible for verifying the income through ...

Are You Ready For An FHA Mortgage Application?

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If you are thinking about filling out an FHA mortgage application, there are a few questions to ask yourself before you do-if you’re ready to apply for an FHA loan, you’ll have the answers ready. How Much Down Payment Money ...

FHA Loan FICO Score Rules

What are the FHA loan program’s FICO score requirements? That’s a common question, and a good one to ask as there are several things to keep in mind about how the FHA and participating lenders will view your credit scores. ...