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FHA Loan Reader Questions: Seller “Assistance” Limits

We always encourage people to ask us questions about the FHA home loan process in our comments section, and one thing that definitely helps us to answer them properly is to provide as much specific detail about your question as possible.

One reader asks, “Applying for an FHA Loan and was told that the assistance with closing costs on my loan floats. One day it could be 5.0% or 4.0%. Is that true?”

It’s tough to know what the specific question is in this case, but most likely the reader is asking about seller concessions. These concessions are permitted by FHA loan rules, which state;

“The seller and/or third party may contribute up to six percent of the lesser of the property

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By Joe Wallace

February 27, 2012

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