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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 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 ...

FHA UFMIP Refunds: A Reader Question

Is the FHA Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium or UFMIP refundable? A reader got in touch with us in the comments section this week to ask us a question in that area: “Is there any return of the UFMIP when ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Higher, Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Last week, mortgage rate numbers basically see-sawed within the range we’ve been looking at ever since the new year began. Mortgage rates began last week lower, but moved up and down from Wednesday on due to a variety of economic ...

FHA Mortgage Facts You Should Know

FHA mortgage loans are a very good option for borrowers looking for a lower down payment and less stringent credit requirements than conventional mortgages. Did you know that FHA home loans do not feature a minimum or maximum income requirement? ...

FHA Loan Rules: Who Can Sell You The Home?

FHA requirements and FHA loan rules are designed to protect the lender in some cases, the borrower in others, and sometimes both at the same time. The FHA appraisal process, for example, is designed to insure that the home will ...

Cash Back To The Borrower and FHA Loans

Do FHA loans permit cash back to the borrower? We get many reader questions in our comments section about this subject. Some want to know if they can borrow more than the cost of the home and use the excess ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Sharply Improved

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

You may have noticed some extra coverage of mortgage rate trends in the last few weeks; rates have moved up and down in ways that seem to insist on added coverage, and Monday’s mortgage rate activity was definitely that. Rates ...

FHA Home Loan Options For New Borrowers

FHA home loan options for new borrowers and first-time home buyers vary. There’s a misconception that FHA mortgages are only for first-time borrowers, and another misconception that FHA loans somehow favor first-time borrowers with better rates, terms, or other factors. ...

Income Documentation: A Reader Question

A reader got in touch with us this week to ask a question about the FHA requirements for income documentation: “I work on a commission basis where a large part of my income does not appear on my w2. Say ...