September 27, 2020

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Apply For An FHA Loan In 2016

If you are considering any type of home loan in 2016, be sure to explore your options with FHA mortgages, refinancing, or reverse mortgages. FHA loans offer a variety of advantages over conventional mortgages including lower interest rates (based on your financial qualifications), built-in protections for the buyer, and more. FHA New Purchase Loans There are many options with an FHA mortgage for single-family homes. New purchase loans include the option to add extra funds to the loan for energy-efficient upgrades or improvements. You can also consider purchasing a fixer-upper using an FHA rehab loan where funds are made available to repair/upgrade the property to FHA minimum standards. The loans mentioned above are intended for owner-occupied residences and would be not be available for investment properties. An FHA new purchase | more...

 
FHA Home Loans For Manufactured Housing

FHA Home Loans For Manufactured Housing

FHA home loans are for a variety of different property types. Manufactured homes are one of the property types you can purchase with an FHA mortgage, but like most other home loans the home you want to buy must meet FHA standards. FHA Home Loans For Mobile Homes: Find A Participating Lender FHA mortgages for mobile homes and manufactured homes are not always available since some participating FHA lenders choose not to offer them. The nature of a given housing market, buying or selling trends, and the quality of the manufactured homes / mobile homes in the area may all contribute to a lender’s decision to offer or not offer a mobile home loan. You may need to shop around for a participating lender who can help. You can also | more...

 
What Kind Of House Can I Buy With An FHA Mortgage?

FHA Loan Rules For Property Types

FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 spell out the rules for approved property types that can be purchased or built using an FHA mortgage. Some borrowers may not realize they can buy, build, or refinance properties aside from the typical suburban home. The list of property types you can choose from include mobile homes, manufactured housing, condos, town homes, row houses and more. Specifically, HUD 4000.1 lists the following: detached or semi-detached dwellings Manufactured Housing townhouses or row houses individual units within FHA-approved Condominium Projects Borrowers can use an FHA One-Time Close construction loan to build a home, but there are restrictions on the type of dwelling you can build. In general homes built using these loans must be single-family residences and not multi-unit properties; your lender will explain what | more...

 
HUD Extends COVID-19 Foreclosure Moratorium For A Third Time

HUD Announces Major Review Of Manufactured Housing Rules

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a press release announcing a major review of manufactured housing rules. According to the HUD official site, the agency is in the public comment period prior to “a top-to-bottom review of its manufactured housing rules as part of a broader effort to identify regulations that may be ineffective, overly burdensome, or excessively costly given the critical need for affordable housing.” For the next 30 days, the agency says it will accept public comments “to identify existing or planned manufactured housing regulatory actions to assess their actual and potential compliance costs and whether those costs are justified against the backdrop of the nation’s shortage of affordable housing”. General changes in manufactured housing regulations may not seem to have anything to do with | more...

 
Can I buy a manufactured home with an FHA loan?

Can I Buy A Manufactured Home With An FHA Mortgage?

Can I buy a manufactured home with an FHA loan? That is a question on the minds of many who are interested in purchasing a mobile home or manufactured home. What are the FHA loan rules for these properties? For starters, It IS possible to buy a mobile home or manufactured home using an FHA mortgage. Not all participating FHA lenders offer these loans (that’s up to the discretion of the lender) so you will need to find a lender who offers this type of FHA mortgage. Secondly, the homes themselves must meet FHA loan standards and other requirements in order to qualify for the mortgage. What are the FHA loan rules for mobile and manufactured home loans? One of the most basic areas addressed in the FHA loan handbook | more...

 

Getting Ready For An FHA Mortgage Loan

Getting ready for an FHA mortgage loan doesn’t just mean checking your credit report and FICO scores, saving up money for a down payment, and reducing your debt-to-income ratio. It also means making important choices about your home and mortgage needs. Some of these choices may need to be made early in the preparation stage, others may come later depending on the type of home you decide to buy. Are you ready for an FHA mortgage loan? Type Of Home Believe it or not, the nature of the property you buy with your FHA mortgage loan could affect the type of home loan you apply for. A typical suburban home isn’t the same as a mobile home or a condo. The loans for a condo or manufactured home have different | more...

 

Maximum Loan Amounts For FHA Loans

What are the FHA loan rules for maximum loan amounts? The rules for loan amounts are found in the FHA single family home loan rule book, HUD 4000.1 has answers, starting with this from page 155: “A Mortgage that is to be insured by FHA cannot exceed the Nationwide Mortgage Limits, the nationwide area mortgage limit, or the maximum Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio. The maximum LTV ratios vary depending upon the type of Borrower, type of transaction (purchase or refinance), program type, and stage of construction.” Borrowers sometimes wonder if they can apply for a home loan for more than the purchase price of the home. The answer to such questions depends greatly on what the extra money is to be used for. For forward mortgages and refinance loans alike, FHA | more...

 

FHA Appraisals: A Reader Question

This week in our comments section, a reader asked us a question about how certain aspects of FHA appraisals work. “I am pre-approved for a FHA loan, and lucked into having an estate offered to me before they list with a realtor, at a fantastic price! Problem is, it is 6 acres with an older mobile home…it was built in 1977, so meets the age requirement barely, but I have heard many different explanations as to what qualifies it as ‘permanent’, or ‘tied to the land’.” “It cannot be moved, has had permanent additions on foundations attached, and a complete roof addition over all of it, so certainly cannot be moved, and is in REALLY great condition. However, the title has NOT been retired for itso my question is, can | more...

 

FHA Home Loans: General Rules

FHA home loans are unique compared to conventional loans due to the lower down payment and more forgiving credit requirements. There are some basic rules governing FHA mortgage loans you should know about going into the process; keeping these in mind will save time and help you better prepare for the loan. One of the key issues for FHA mortgages is the location of the home. According to HUD 4000.1, “The Property must be located within the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa.” That’s a very basic requirement, but FHA loan rules do get more specific from there. A property must be situated in a reasonable owner-friendly location. For example: “The Mortgagee must determine if a Property is located | more...

 
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FHA Home Loans: A Variety Of Options

There are many different types of real estate available to purchase or refinance with an FHA single family home loan. Did you know that FHA loans are not limited to traditional suburban-type housing? The options you have are as diverse as the kinds of real estate you might consider purchasing. For example, while an existing construction suburban home is definitely an option with FHA loans, you can also consider a new construction home. The difference between new construction and existing construction can be technical; new construction properties have generally been completed for a year or less and have never had an owner. So while you may not be interested in a “build-to-suit” new construction loan, you may be able to get a new construction loan for a property that is | more...