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FHA Loan Credit Issues: A Reader Question

Credit issues-an important area to consider when planning for a new FHA mortgage. One reader asks, “I am in the process of settling with a credit card lender from an account that went bad several years ago. Basically I fell ...

FHA Loan Rules For Credit Qualifying: Credit Reports For Each Applicant

One of the most common questions about FHA home loans involves who gets their credit reports reviewed in the application process. FHA home loans permit co-signers, co-borrowers, and non-occupying co-borrowers, and with so many options open to the applicant(s), it ...

FHA Home Loans And “Zombie Debt”

Some borrowers who are preparing for an FHA loan application get surprises when they pull their credit reports–the existence of outdated debt information, inaccuracies, and mis-reported collection activity can plague credit reports in some cases. It takes time to undo ...

FHA Loans And Your Credit History: One Important Thing To Remember

Are you planning to apply for an FHA home loan soon? There are many credit issues to consider when planning for your mortgage–avoiding new lines of credit before applying, eliminating lines of credit you no longer need or use, checking ...

Home Loan Disclosure Changes Coming August 1, 2015

On August 1, 2015, new federal laws will require changes to loan information disclosures that are designed to make borrowers more fully informed. The new requirements affect FHA, VA, conventional and any other type of mortgage loan. The new requirements, ...

FHA Loan Credit Score Requirements: A Commonly Asked Question

One common theme we find when fielding some questions about FHA home loans involves FICO score requirements. It’s true that FHA mortgage loan FICO score minimums are often lower than the requirements of some participating FHA lenders, but some borrowers ...

FHA Loans And The Credit Review

We get many questions about FHA loan applications–questions that involve credit, FICO scores, FHA loan standards, and more. Many borrowers aren’t sure about whether they have FICO scores high enough to qualify for an FHA mortgage, and others may wonder ...

Commission Income And FHA Loans: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “I made 41000 in 2013 and 65000 in 2014 I am on pace to making over 100000 this year. How will they calculate my income for an FHA loan. I am a saleried and I get commission.” ...

FHA Loan Rules for FICO Scores and Applications Post-Bankruptcy

A reader asks, “What are the credit score and requirements to qualify for a FHA loan? Also, we filed bankruptcy over a year ago, what are the time limits of being discharged before someone can qualify for a FHA loan? ...

Holiday Spending and FHA Loans: What To Consider

This week, shoppers brace themselves–and their credit cards–for Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season. If you are in the planning stages for an FHA home loan or a refinance loan, there may be some considerations ...