September 21, 2018

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Sell Or Refinance With An FHA Loan?

Sell Or Refinance With An FHA Loan?

Which is the better option? Sell your home, or refinance your mortgage loan with an FHA refinance loan? Your financial needs and goals will determine part of the answer to this question, the nature of the housing market and how much you still owe on your mortgage loan will help inform the answer, too. FHA Refinance Loan Options For Those Considering Selling Their Property You can sell the home you’re currently in, or refinance it with an FHA cash-out refinance loan or an FHA rehab loan if you want to use FHA mortgage loan funds to repair or remodel the property. Why refinance instead of sell? Some borrowers think about selling because they want to move into a larger home. Refinancing isn’t an option for these people…or is it? The | more...

 
Five Things You Should Know About FHA Refinance Loans

Five Things You Should Know About FHA Refinance Loans

Five things you should know about FHA refinance loans include the fact that you can find an FHA mortgage to refinance any typical home loan, you can get a refinance loan with cash out, and you can refinance a home to remove an ex-coborrower, spouse, or other persons from the mortgage. #5: FHA Refinance Loans Are Available For Both Existing FHA Mortgages And Non-FHA Mortgages You may only refinance a mortgage using an FHA refinance loan, but the types of mortgage you can refinance include FHA, VA, conventional, USDA, etc. You do not have to have an existing FHA mortgage to apply for FHA refinancing. You are required to occupy the home being refinanced with the FHA mortgage, and refinance loans for secondary residences may be limited depending on the | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Options

FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Options

With home values on the rise in many housing markets, FHA borrowers are often tempted to consider applying for a cash-out refinance to take advantage of their new property values. A National Association of Realtors report says home values for existing construction increased from more than $190 thousand (2009) well over $275 thousand in 2018. That can translate into serious borrowing power for some home owners. But knowing your FHA cash-out refinance loan options is important; know the details before you apply for the loan! Who Qualifies For An FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan? The legal title holder (presumably the original borrower or one of the original borrowers) who intends to remain or become an owner-occupier of the home may apply for FHA cash-out refinancing. HUD 4000.1, the FHA loan handbook, | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loans: Is There A No-Credit Check Refi?

FHA Refinance Loans: Is There A No-Credit Check Refi?

Some borrowers need to know: is there an FHA refinance loan that has no credit check? This question is more common than you might think and the answer depends on several variables. FHA Refinance Loans That Require Credit Checks There are many FHA mortgage loans that require both a new credit check and a new appraisal. Cash-out refinance loans are in this category, as are FHA reverse mortgages also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (FHA HECM). The lender is tasked with making sure the borrower can afford the new loan and that the borrower is an acceptable credit risk. After all, cash is going back to the borrower in the case of both an FHA reverse mortgage and an FHA Cash-Out Refinance loan and the financial institution will need | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Rules You Should Know

FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Rules You Should Know

What should borrowers know about FHA cash-out refinance loans? There are many areas, but some of the most important include how you can use the proceeds of a cash-out refinance loan, and the rules the lender is required to follow when verifying the borrower is eligible for a cash-out loan. Borrowers may wish to pay off credit card debt with a cash out loan, or use the money to pay off nuisance debt, buy a car, go on vacation, etc. What are the rules for FHA cash out refinance loans and the money back to the borrower? How To Use FHA Cash Out Refinance Loan Proceeds Did you know that some FHA loans have specific guidelines as to how the loan funds may be used? For example, if you applied | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loans: How Soon Can I Apply After Buying My Home?

FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loans: How Soon Can I Apply After Buying My Home?

How soon can I apply for an FHA cash-out refinance loan after buying my home? Some borrowers want to know because they have purchased a home using an adjustable rate mortgage and may be nearing the end of the introductory interest rate period sometimes known as the “teaser rate” period. Others find themselves in a housing market with quickly rising property values and want to take advantage of those rising values. FHA loan rules have some specific things to say about the timing of cash out refinance loans, and who can apply for them. FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loans Are For Any Type Of Mortgage You don’t have to have an existing FHA loan to apply for an FHA cash-out refinance. You can refinance a USDA loan, VA mortgage, conventional loan, | more...

 
FHA Mortgages: When Is Cash Back Allowed?

FHA Mortgages: When Is Cash Back Allowed?

When is cash back to the borrower permitted with an FHA home loan? Some borrowers have the idea that they will apply for a mortgage loan that has a higher amount than the money required to purchase the home and pay for any fees that are allowed to be included in the loan amount. But is this possible? FHA mortgage loan rules that govern cash back to the borrower are found in HUD 4000.1, which says that in most cases cash back to the borrower in this manner is not possible where new purchase, “forward” mortgages are concerned. Money Back Rules For FHA Forward Mortgages A forward mortgage, or FHA purchase loan, can only be for appraised value or the asking price (whichever is lower) and any costs included in | more...

 
Choosing The Right Options For Your FHA Mortgage

When Should I Refinance My Home Loan?

When should I refinance my home loan? That is an important question for borrowers who realize they want to cash in on rising property values, commit to home improvements, or get into a lower monthly mortgage payment. FHA refinance loans can help. FHA Refinance Loans For Conventional And Other Non-FHA Mortgages Did you know you can refinance into an FHA mortgage from a non-FHA home loan? Compare interest rates on your existing mortgage to those offered for FHA refi loans to see if it’s to your benefit to refinance. Are you in a conventional adjustable rate mortgage and want to get into an FHA fixed-rate loan? This is an option, too. Fixed rate mortgages are an excellent choice if you decide to remain in the home long-term and want to | more...

 
Need To Fix Your Credit Before Your FHA Home Loan?

Need To Fix Your Credit Before Your FHA Home Loan?

Do you need to work on your credit before applying for an FHA home loan? If you are worried that your FICO scores or credit history might not be good enough to be approved for a home loan, keep reading. Prepare For Your FHA Home Loan Application As Early As Possible One of the most important things you can do to start working on credit repair or just getting ready for the home loan in general is to start looking at your credit reports as early as possible. It will take time to improve a credit rating and credit history-do not delay! The earlier you start working on your credit issues, the better off you will be at loan application time. Work On Your Credit Yourself Yes, you can pay | more...

 
The Credit Check For FHA Cash-Out Refinances

The Credit Check For FHA Cash-Out Refinances

Is the credit check for an FHA cash out refinance loan the same as for a new purchase home loan? Borrowers want to know how their credit will measure up to lender standards when it’s time to apply for a refinance loan. Some make the same common mistakes in the months leading up to a refi loan application that others do when applying for a new purchase home loan. What can you do to increase your chances at refinance loan approval? Treat An FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan The Same As Your Original Mortgage FHA cash out refi loans require both a new credit check and a new appraisal. The reason for the new appraisal is to make sure you are getting the value in your home that market values currently | more...