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FHA Loan Rules For Part-Time Income

A reader asked us a question in the comments section this week about part-time income and how it may or may not qualify as verifiable income for an FHA loan. The reader asks: “My file is with the underwriter for ...

FHA Home Loans and Zoning: A Reader Question

How are FHA home loans affected by zoning laws? A reader asked a question about this in our comments section recently: “I have a family who wants to purchase a home on commercial zoned property. The County has given a ...

FHA Loan Rules For Employment: A Reader Question

FHA loan rules require the lender to verify a borrower’s employment-how long the borrower has been employed, the nature and duration of the job, the pay, and other factors that may be required by lender standards or state law. Sometimes ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FHA Loan Employment Rules: A Reader Question

A reader asked us a question in the comments section recently about FHA loan rules for employment verification. “I just got denied a FHA loan because I had a gap in employment for only 3 months. I wanted to know ...