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FHA Loan Assumptions: An Alternative To Short Sales?

We get many questions about FHA home loans from our readers. Some of those questions concern short sales for FHA home loans, and FHA loan assumption.

An FHA loan short sale is a transaction where the home owner, who coordinates with the lender, agrees to sell the home for less than the amount currently owed on the home. An FHA loan assumption is where a home owner agrees to transfer the property to a buyer under the terms of the original loan.

According to FHA.gov, “All FHA-insured mortgages are assumable.

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By Joe Wallace

February 24, 2012

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 www.valoans.com for (8) years and is currently the Associate Editor for FHANewsblog.com.

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