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FHA Condo Loans and Conversion Projects

FHA loans aren’t just for typical suburban homes–borrowers can apply for an FHA insured mortgage on many different types of properties, including condominium projects.

It would be easy to assume that FHA loans are only for existing condo projects since FHA guidelines state all condo loans may be issued only on FHA-approved condos. But FHA loans may also be issued for condo conversion projects if they are approved and meet FHA requirements.

One of the first hurdles for a condo conversion project to clear in order to be considered for an FHA insured condo loan is the definition of “conversion”. According to FHA rules, “Conversion to a condominium regime occurs in those projects which involve

Joe Wallace - Staff Writer

By Joe Wallace

August 24, 2011

Joe Wallace has been specializing in military and personal finance topics since 1995. His work has appeared on Air Force Television News, The Pentagon Channel, ABC and a variety of print and online publications. He is a 13-year Air Force veteran and a member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association. He was Managing editor for for (8) years and is currently the Associate Editor for

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