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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 Loans After A Deed-In-Lieu

How long does a borrower have to wait to apply for a new FHA mortgage following a deed-in-lieu? A reader asks us a question along those lines this week: “We went Chapter 13 about 8 years ago and paid the ...

Mortgage Rate Trends: Still Moving Lower

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Mortgage rate trends continue to point to lower numbers post-Fed. Since our last report we’ve seen more downward momentum, thanks in no small part to some unfavorable stock market activity. Political and economic uncertainty often sends investors running for the ...

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 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 ...

Commission Income and FHA Loans: A Reader Question

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How does commission income count when applying for an FHA mortgage? A reader asked us recently, “I was denied a mortgage because of a commissioned salary, even though Im full time and am guaranteed 15.75/hr. Interestingly, everything was all ready ...

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 ...

Eligibility Rules For FHA Loans

Eligibility rules for FHA loans are found in HUD 4000.1, which addresses who is permitted to apply for an FHA single-family home loans. Who can apply for an FHA loan and what do the rules say about these applicants? The ...

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 ...