December 2, 2021

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HUD Advice For Saving Your Home During The Coronavirus

FHA Refinance Loans Versus Freddie Mac Refi Possible

FHA refinance loans are a good option for borrowers who may need a more flexible credit score requirement to apply, and for those who want to get out of an adjustable-rate mortgage into a fixed-rate home loan. But how does the FHA refinance loan program compare to the conventional Freddie Mac Refi Possible program? Some wonder if they shouldn’t consider a conventional refinance loan program like Refi Possible instead of an FHA refinance option. Should you get a Refi Possible loan instead of an FHA Streamline Refinance or an FHA Cash-Out Refinance? For some borrowers, who meet the Freddie Mac requirements for this program, the answer is yes. These are borrowers that meet the Freddie Mac income restrictions for the program (income at or below the area median income guidelines for | more...

 
Is Your Credit Report Hurting Your Chances At Loan Approval?

Can I Refinance My FHA Mortgage Without A Credit Check?

Some borrowers need to get a lower interest rate. Some borrowers want out of an adjustable-rate mortgage. Others are interested in pulling the equity built up in their home. The way to get these things done with an existing mortgage is to refinance the loan. FHA home loans include refinance options for all of the needs mentioned above, plus there is an option to apply for a rehab refinance loan (the FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Refinance) to simultaneously refinance the home and get loan money for approved repairs, improvements, and upgrades to the home.  You can also apply for FHA cash-out refinancing to cash in on the equity in your home. In most cases, a refinance loan will require a new credit check and an appraisal–especially if you’re looking for cash | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loans And Current Interest Rates

FHA Streamline Refinance Tips

Are you interested in a lower interest rate on your home loan? What about a lower monthly payment? Or perhaps you are in an adjustable-rate mortgage and are looking for a way out before your next rate adjustment? These are all motivations to refinance. You’ll read plenty online about what it means to apply for an FHA Streamline refinance, but what do you need to know aside from the things EVERY home loan website talks about? Yes, FHA Streamline Refinance loans are for existing FHA borrowers only. Yes, FHA Streamlines normally require the borrower to get a tangible benefit from the loan like a lower rate, a lower monthly payment, etc. Yes, FHA Streamlines have no FHA-required credit check or appraisal requirement. And yes, the lender is free to require | more...

 
Rehab Refinance Loans, Effects Of The Pandemic, And Interest Rates

Need A Refinance? Avoid Getting Scammed

In 2021, the official site of the Minnesota Attorney General included a page warning consumers not to fall for home loan refinance scams. During the pandemic, many borrowers found themselves in need of refinancing or other moves to make home loans more affordable in times of reduced income and other financial stressors. If you have been looking to get out of an adjustable-rate mortgage, or are trying to get a lower monthly payment on a fixed-rate home loan, you may notice third parties reaching out to you via e-mail, social media, text messages, or phone calls offering to help you refinance your mortgage. “But be careful”, the Minnesota AG official site warns, “Some homeowners have become the target of fraudulent refinancing offers” that sometimes begin with a phone call from | more...

 
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Refinancing With An FHA Loan

Refinancing a mortgage can have pros and cons–knowing them both can help you make a more informed choice about the type of refinance option you choose. There are cash-out refinance loans, no-cash out, and for those with existing FHA mortgages, an FHA Streamline Refinance option that usually requires some type of benefit for the borrower. The pros and cons of a Streamline Refinance are fairly simple. In the “pro” column, you get something that benefits you in the form of a lower monthly payment or lower interest rate. Or you get out of an adjustable rate mortgage into a fixed-rate loan. In the “cons” column, the biggest drawback is–depending on the term of your new loan compared to the term of your original mortgage–a renewed loan term. If you had | more...

 
FHA Rehab Loans In 2021

Need To Remodel Your Home?

What kind of FHA loan product is right for your home repair projects? Some people want to fund a remodeling or renovation project using a credit card, but what happens when you compare interest rates on your credit card to the rates you might be charged for an FHA refinance or an FHA 203(k) Rehab loan? The reason some people put these repair expenses on their credit cards has a lot to do with the time it takes to build equity in the home for a HELOC or a cash-out refinance. But for those who have the ability to refinance in order to pay for the work, the savings could be a major factor in your choices. Remodeling With An FHA Cash-Out Refinance The cash-out refinance option does require you | more...

 
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Using Your Home Equity With An FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan

There are many uses for an FHA cash-out refinance. These FHA refi loans can be used to refinance FHA and non-FHA mortgages alike, and the funds from cash-out refinance loans can be used for any purpose including paying off credit card debt, making home improvements, and even paying for luxury items like cars or boats. But what is the best use of cash-out refinance loan proceeds?  Like many similar home loan questions, the answer depends greatly on the financial needs and goals of the borrower. But there are some issues you should consider when deciding what to do with the money you get from an FHA refinance of this type. An FHA cash-out refinance loan is a good option for someone who has built up equity in their property over | more...

 
Reasons To Refinance

FHA Refi Loan Rules You Need To Know

Thinking about refinancing your home loan? With an FHA mortgage, you can refinance a conventional, VA or another non-FHA mortgage as well as an existing FHA home loan.  Refinancing is great for many reasons but for some borrowers specifically want a refi loan to get a more affordable mortgage with lower payments or a lower interest rate. Some must refinance to catch up on a mortgage after missing payments; some may need to consider a refinance option in order to prevent their home from going into default and foreclosure in such cases. So for our purposes here, we are not discussing FHA cash-out refinancing options as these loans have rules specifying how much equity is needed in the home to cash out and some borrowers may have to wait longer | more...

 
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The FHA Streamline Refinance Loan: No FHA-Required Credit Check

FHA refinance loan options are looking more attractive to some borrowers with FHA loan rates still well below the three percent line at press time after some ups and downs in 2021. But the range of options confuses some.  What do you need to know about the Streamline FHA Refinance loan option compared to FHA cash-out refinancing or FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Loan refinancing? Streamline FHA Loan Facts You Should Know First-time applicants may be surprised to learn there is no FHA-require appraisal. Your lender is allowed to require one, but if they choose to process your FHA streamline refinance without one, you’re spared the appraisal fee. Most FHA loans require a credit check and have a set of minimum qualifying scores. What about FHA Streamline? FHA Streamline loans allow your | more...

 
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Home Renovation With An FHA Loan

There are two kinds of home renovation projects; the ones you plan and the unexpected renovation you may need to do if there is a sudden problem in the home after purchasing it. An unexpected home renovation can be caused by many things that were not a factor at the time your home inspection was done; a water pipe can burst, a stove can prematurely stop working, or storm damage could cause a leak in your roof. Repair experts and contractors will be quick to point out that even a home that passes an inspection can develop such problems through no fault of the builder or seller. An unexpected home repair situation isn’t uncommon for home owners, so what’s a borrower to do when the need arises? You can fund | more...