Articles and news about FHA loans and HUD requirements. FHA loans are great for first-time homebuyers.

Articles and news about FHA loans and HUD requirements.

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 ...

Late or Missed Payments and FHA Loan Applications

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If you look at recent headlines, it’s easy to see indications that the U.S. economy is trying to improve. The Fed is discussing interest rate hikes after a long period of measures to shore up the economy after the financial ...

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 ...

Mortgage Loan Interest Rates Surging Higher Ahead of Fed

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Since our last report, mortgage rates have pushed significantly higher. Industry professionals are watching the Fed very carefully at the moment as it’s expected that the Fed will hike interest rates soon. Any indication of that hike, the timing of ...

FHA Refinance Loans: Cash-Out, Rehab

Are you thinking about refinancing into an FHA loan from an existing non-FHA mortgage? Do you already have an FHA mortgage and want to refinance? There are options under the FHA loan program for both, including the possibility of applying ...

FHA Loans and Septic Distances

What are the FHA loan guidelines for septic tank issues? A reader asked us a question in this area in the comments section recently: “I am in contract to buy a home with a FHA 203 rehab loan. Today I ...

FHA Appraisals: A Reader Question

This week in our comments section, a reader asked us a question about how certain aspects of FHA appraisals work. “I am pre-approved for a FHA loan, and lucked into having an estate offered to me before they list with ...

FHA Mortgage Questions And Answers

There are many questions about FHA loans-those who are new to the process want to know some very basic, but very important things including how down payments are calculated, who is eligible for an FHA loan, and whether the borrower ...

Mortgage Rates Sharply Higher

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

This week we’ve devoted a bit more column space to mortgage rate trends, and for good reason. Markets hate uncertainty, investors tend to move to “safe haven” investments in times like these, and we’re seeing plenty of activity in markets ...