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FHA Loan Credit Issues: A Reader Question

Credit issues-an important area to consider when planning for a new FHA mortgage. One reader asks, “I am in the process of settling with a credit card lender from an account that went bad several years ago. Basically I fell ...

Identity Of Interest Transactions: Another Reader Question

A reader asks, “I have a client that inherited property along with 2 siblings from the Mothers estate. The client has resided in the subject property for 1 year and now wants to buy the other siblings out. Is it ...

FHA Loan Rules: Rental Income

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When purchasing a home with an FHA single-family loan, a prospective borrower may want to know whether rental income from the property to be purchased with an FHA mortgage can be counted in the borrower’s debt-to-income ratio. FHA loan rules ...

FHA Loan FICO Score Rules

FICO scores play an important part in any home loan application. There is often confusion about FICO scores, with some applicants assuming that only FICO scores determine loan approval, while others wrongly assuming they only have one credit score. What’s ...

FHA Loan Rules In HUD 4000.1 On Closing Costs, Discount Points

FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 include some instructions to the lender about closing costs, discount points, down payment funds, and much more. Can a borrower use closing costs as part of his or her down payment? What does the ...