May 19, 2022

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Reasons To Refinance With An FHA Mortgage In 2022

There are many reasons to consider refinancing a home loan with an FHA mortgage. Some aren’t as attractive in times when interest rates are moving higher, and others may require a refinance no matter what the rates are doing.  Recovering from financial or natural disasters can bring a homeowner back to the lender to discuss options for saving a home through refinancing as one possible option. In the spring of 2022 when inflation and other issues contributed to rising interest rates, cash-out refinancing may not be on the table in the minds of those worried about a continued rise in rates.  But some homeowners affected by the pandemic who are struggling to make their mortgage payments or struggling to keep up due to the long-term financial effects of COVID-19 on | more...

 
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FHA Rehab Loans And Remodeling Projects

If you are interested in an FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Loan to buy and renovate a home or want to use the refinance version of the FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan, there are some things you should know before committing to a renovation project.  That’s especially important for those who want to refinance their existing mortgage into an FHA 203(k) and use the loan funds to improve the home they already own. Why? Because it’s easy to get the wrong idea about how much value certain renovations might add to your property. For example, some might believe that adding a pool or hot tub will increase the value of their property.  Never mind that FHA 203(k) Rehab loans don’t permit such luxury items, it’s the misconception that’s most important here. Why is | more...

 
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Refinancing A Mortgage Without A Credit Check

Is there such a thing as a no-credit-check FHA loan? There are zero-down payment home loan options offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and USDA, is there a similar type of loan for those who don’t want a credit check? When it comes to purchase loans, FHA mortgages require a credit check, employment verification, and other financial information to approve or deny the loan. You won’t find a home loan issued by a traditional lender that has no credit pull.  That does not mean you cannot purchase property without undergoing a credit check. A 100% cash transaction between borrower and seller would technically not require one unless some kind of credit was needed.  And depending on the state where you live, community property laws may or may not require | more...

 
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FHA Refinance Loans: What You Should Know

If you are considering your FHA refinance loan options, there are several things you should know about refinancing with FHA before you apply. There are a variety of refinance loan options available-under FHA loan rules you can apply to refinance a home loan with cash out, you can also apply for an FHA Streamline Refinance that has no cash back to the borrower but also has no FHA-required credit check. Your participating lender is permitted to require an appraisal and/or credit check depending on lender standards and other variables. Borrowers in conventional loans or other non-FHA mortgage loans can refinance using the FHA Cash-Out Refinance option or choose an FHA refinance (with required credit check and appraisal) in the no-cash-out version of this type of FHA refinancing. FHA Streamline refi | more...

 
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Need An FHA Refinance Loan?

What do you need to know about FHA refinance loans? If you are considering your options and aren’t sure about some aspects of the FHA refinance process, you may find some answers to your questions below. FHA Refinance Loan FICO Score Requirements FHA refinance loans typically require credit checks and appraisals. There is one exception. There is no FHA requirement for either when you are applying for an FHA Streamline Refinance mortgage. If you need to refinance but worry about your ability to qualify for an FHA mortgage due to credit issues or other problems? Contact the FHA directly at 1-800 CALL FHA. Request a referral to a local, HUD-approved housing counselor who can assist you with planning, budgeting, and other important credit application issues ahead of any purchase or | more...

 
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FHA Cash-Out Refinancing vs. VA Cash-Out Refinancing

What are the major differences between VA Cash-Out Refinance loans and the FHA Cash-Out Refinance loan program?  There are several, and some borrowers may have the option to consider both, including active duty military members, Reservists, members of the National Guard, veterans, and certain surviving spouses of military members who died as a result of military service. And then there are borrowers who are just trying to compare the options on the market. These house hunters may also be reviewing other home loan options such as USDA and conventional loans. What should people know about the FHA and VA versions of this refi loan option? As you can guess from the above, VA mortgages and refinance loans aren’t offered to the general public. Some sources report that in 2019 alone | more...

 
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FHA Refinance Loan Q&A

Thinking about a refinance loan but not sure where to start? There are some common questions about refinancing your home loan, we provide some answers to them below from cash-out refinancing to rehabilitation loans. When Can I Refinance My FHA Mortgage? That may depend on the type of refinancing you seek. You can get an FHA Cash-Out Refinance loan once you have owned and occupied the property for 12 months.  For FHA Rate-And-Term Refinances, you can own the home for less than 12 months but the loan-to-value ratio will be lower than if you apply after having owned and occupied the home for more than 12 months. FHA Streamline Refinance options require you to own the home for at least six months. Can I Refinance A Non-FHA Mortgage Into An | more...

 
FHA refinance loans: Questions To Ask

When Can I Refinance An FHA Loan?

When can I refinance an FHA loan? That is a common question and one that is addressed in the FHA loan handbook, HUD 4000.1. There are rules that govern how and when you can refinance your home loan and those rules will vary depending on the type of refinance loan you seek. Most FHA home loans, including refinance loans and even reverse mortgages, require occupancy as a condition of loan approval. In the case of FHA Cash-Out Refinance loans, that occupancy is required for at least one year prior to the new loan. From HUD 4000.1: “Cash-out refinance transactions are only permitted on owner-occupied Principal Residences. The Property securing the cash-out refinance must have been owned and occupied by the Borrower as their Principal Residence for the 12 months prior | more...

 
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Your FHA Refinance Loan Options

FHA home loans feature a refinance option. There are multiple options to refinance with an FHA mortgage and you can choose to refinance out of a conventional mortgage into an FHA loan, get cash back at closing time, and more. What do you need to know about FHA refinance options? FHA Cash-Out Refinance loans are not the only option to refinance a non-FHA mortgage. You can also apply for a no-cash-out version and get out of your current loan and into a new FHA mortgage.  Some choose to do this because they want out of an adjustable-rate mortgage, others choose an FHA loan because they are interested in a lower rate. When you are reviewing your refinance options, it pays to have an idea of your financial goals for the | more...

 
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FHA Refinance Loan Terms You Should Know

If you have never applied for a refinance loan and are considering an FHA refinance, you may be unfamiliar with certain industry jargon and loan terms that will come up in the course of your loan application and during the approval process. This article isn’t about what it takes to be approved for an FHA refinance loan, but it will make some aspects of the process a bit less mysterious. Rate And Term Refinance This is a type of FHA refinance option that features no cash back to the borrower, and uses all loan proceeds to ​​pay off the original loan and cover closing costs. These loans can be used to refinance FHA or non-FHA mortgages. FHA Simple Refinance Like the Rate And Term, this refi option is meant as | more...