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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 Loans And Work Permits: A Reader Question

Are work permits required for FHA loans when the applicant is a legal permanent resident alien or non-permanent resident alien? A reader asks, “So if a person had a work permit but never renewed it, but has been doing taxes ...

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 ...

FHA Loans Following Short Sale Or Foreclosure

Hands down, some of the most-asked questions we get in our comments section involve the FHA loan rules for borrowers who have a short sale or foreclosure on their credit record. It’s easy to assume that a new home loan ...

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 ...

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 ...

FHA Appraisals and Inspections: A Reader Question

FHA appraisals are NOT the same as home inspections. This week we received a question about the appraisal process that serves as a reminder of this. A reader asks: “I purchased a home that was funded by FHA but the ...

Identity of Interest Transactions: An FHA Loan Question

Do you know how FHA loan rules affect the sale of a home deemed an “identity of interest” transaction? A reader asks, “My husband and I have a contract to purchase his parents home that they currently live in. This ...

FHA Loan Rules For Gift Funds

FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 have specific guidelines where gift funds to the borrower are concerned. Gift funds are commonly used for home loan expenses including down payments, but when the borrower accepts gift funds for the purpose of ...

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 ...