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Types of Homes Eligible For FHA Mortgages

What kinds of property types can be purchased with an FHA mortgage loan? It’s a simple question, but there are some occasional misconceptions about FHA requirements for single family homes that borrowers should know about as they plan their mortgage. ...

Mortgage Rates: Moving Lower

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage loan interest rates have been moving downwards since our last report, but the moves have been small, and we still see a familiar range of rates. 30-year fixed rate conventional mortgages are still within a best execution range between ...

Credit Score Questions

Credit score issues are some of the most popular topics in our comments section-many want to know if their FICO scores are high enough to qualify for an FHA mortgage. One reader asked recently, “(Can) i can buy a (home ...

Divorce And FHA Loans: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “I was divorced 5 years ago but he stayed in the house. He is always behind on the payments and it affects my credit. I have divorce papers that state he is solely responsible for the house ...

FHA Appraisal Timing: A Reader Question

A reader asks us a question about FHA appraisal rules this week in our comments section. “Buyers want my house but dont want to process the sale until the end of April. It is now Feb. 19th 2017. I dont ...

Gaps In Employment, Reductions of Income: FHA Loan Rules

FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 for single family home loans and refinance loans include instructions for the lender on how to verify a borrower’s income and employment. There are several reasons why this verification must be made, but one ...

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 ...

FHA Loans: Purchase, Rehab, Refinance

FHA loans are a good option to consider, especially if you are looking for an alternative to the comparatively high down payment requirements of many conventional mortgages. But do you know all of your FHA mortgage options? HUD 4000.1, the ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Improving

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

There are factors that directly affect mortgage loan interest rates, and there are those that work more indirectly. Economic data, breaking news, and sometimes even the overall mood of investors on a given day or in a given week could ...

Second Appraisal For An FHA Loan? The Rules You Should Know

There are times when a borrower or even the seller may not agree with the results of an FHA appraisal. Does the FHA loan rule book, HUD 4000.1, permit the request of a second one? Under what circumstances might another ...