May 23, 2018

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FHA Construction Loans And Other Government-Backed Mortgages

Why Do People Refinance Home Loans?

Why do people refinance home loans? The answers are diverse since there is more than one reason to refinance AND more than one application for an FHA refi loan. Refinancing To Get Lower Monthly Payments One powerful motivation to refinance is to get a lower mortgage payment each month. Existing FHA mortgages can be refinanced into FHA Streamline Refinancing mortgages, which feature no FHA-required new credit check or appraisal. Your lender may require a credit check and/or appraisal if lender requirements or circumstances warrant. Some Streamline Refinance loans have to include a new credit check if the borrower chooses add-ons to the loan that increase monthly payments over a certain threshold. FHA Streamline Refinance loans must generally result in a tangible benefit to the borrower including a lower payment. Non-FHA | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loan Myths

FHA Refinance Loan Myths

FHA refinance loan myths keep some potential borrowers from making a truly informed choice about what to do when it’s time to apply for a cash out refinance loan, reverse mortgage, or rehab loan. Know the facts before you decide! FHA Refinance Loans And Changing Lenders It’s a myth that you can’t refinance your home with a different financial institution than what you started with. You are not required to use your original lender when refinancing a mortgage loan. This is true regardless of whether your original mortgage is an FHA loan or not. Your original mortgage can be refinanced into an FHA loan even if it is a conventional mortgage or other type of non-FHA loan. You will be required to change lenders if your current mortgage is a | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loan Myths

More FHA Refinance Loan Tips

There are many FHA refinance loan tips you should know when planning and saving for your new loan. Refinance loans guaranteed by the FHA feature fixed or adjustable rates, can offer cash back to the borrower, and also come as a no cash-out option for both FHA and non-FHA mortgages. FHA Refinance Loans Have No Down Payment, But Do Have Closing Costs You won’t make a down payment on an FHA refinance loan, but there are associated closing costs with the loan you will need to budget and save up for. The LTV for an FHA refinance loan varies depending on the type of refinancing you seek; talk to your lender about the expenses associated with your refinance loan so you can save accordingly. FHA Loans Do Not Require Private | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loan Top Five Tips

FHA Refinance Loan Top Five Tips

There are many things you’ll need to know if you are applying for an FHA refinance loan for the first time. Do you know what your options are to refinance? If you have an existing FHA or non-FHA loan, it is possible to refinance into an FHA mortgage with a fixed or adjustable rate, with cash back to the borrower or without cash back. Your refinance loan options are more diverse than you might think. 5. Refinance Your Home Loan With Your Current Lender OR Find A New Financial Institution Refinancing into an FHA mortgage does NOT require you to stay with your current bank. Any participating lender willing to work with you can process your FHA refinance loan paperwork. You are not required to use the original lender to | more...

 
Reasons To Refinance With An FHA Mortgage

Reasons To Refinance With An FHA Mortgage

Reasons to refinance your home loan with an FHA mortgage vary as much as the types of homes you can purchase with an FHA loan. Is now the right time to examine your refi loan options and start planning for your new loan? You might be ready for an FHA refinance option if one or more of the following applies to you. Refinance Loans For Those Who Want A Lower Interest Rate Depending on the nature of your original home loan, FHA refi loans could help you save money over the lifetime of your mortgage loan with lower interest rates. One thing that’s easy to overlook about the interest rate options available with FHA loans; what you are offered will depend at least in part on FICO scores and other | more...

 
Should I refinance with an FHA mortgage?

Should I Refinance With An FHA Mortgage?

Should I refinance with an FHA mortgage? There are many reasons why you might want to consider refinancing, especially if you are looking for a more competitive interest rate or need to move into a fixed rate loan instead of continuing with an adjustable rate mortgage. I Want To Get A Different Interest Rate Typically, on paper FHA mortgage loans do offer more competitive interest rate and it is possible for borrowers to get access to better rates with an FHA loan. But there is a very important factor here to consider-your credit history and FICO score may dictate your access to the most competitive rates. If you have excellent credit, your chances of a more competitive rate are better. If you have lower FICO scores or represent an increased | more...

 
FHA Loans For Houses, Condos, and Townhouses

Should I Refinance My Home Loan With An FHA Mortgage?

Should I refinance my home with an FHA mortgage? There are several reasons why it’s good to consider your FHA options when it’s time to start planning a refi loan. I Want To Refinance To Get A Lower Interest Rate If you pay attention to online mortgage loan interest rate reports, you’ll see that in general FHA mortgage loan rates are lower than their conventional counterparts. The interest rate issue can be hard for some to understand because they see these rates compared side-by-side and assume those numbers are at or near what they will be offered if they applied at that moment. But interest rates are negotiated between the borrower and lender for FHA refinance loans, and a borrower’s credit plays a large part in determining what interest rates | more...

 
Can I Do My Own Contracting Work With An FHA One Time Close Construction Loan?

FHA-To-FHA Refinance Loan Rules

Do you know the loan rules for FHA-to-FHA refinance loans? There are many reasons why a borrower with an existing FHA mortgage could need or want to refinance. Some are interested in taking a portion of their home’ s equity in cash, others want lower monthly payments. Let’s examine the rules of FHA-to-FHA refinance transactions. How the FHA Defines Refinancing The rules governing FHA-to-FHA refinancing are found in a section of HUD 4000.1, the FHA loan handbook. It defines FHA refinance loans as follows: “A Refinance Transaction is used to pay off the existing debt or to withdraw equity from the Property with the proceeds of a new Mortgage for a Borrower with legal title to the subject Property.” There are a variety of FHA loan options when you are | more...

 
Reasons To Refinance With An FHA Mortgage

Are FHA Refinance Loans Only For FHA Mortgages?

Are FHA refinance loans only used to refinance existing FHA mortgages? The answer might surprise you, and we should begin by dispelling a long-time myth about FHA home loans and FHA refinance loans in the process. FHA Refinance Loans Are Open To All Financially Qualified Borrowers FHA loans have no income limit, and are not specifically targeted at one type of borrower. There is an impression that only first-time borrowers or first-time refinance loan applicants will be considered for FHA loan approval, but this is NOT TRUE. FHA loans require a minimum FICO score, have no income minimum or maximum, and have more generally lenient application requirements than many conventional mortgages. You cannot earn “too much” to be considered for an FHA mortgage. Your income is measured against your monthly | more...

 
Get ready for an FHA refinance loan in 2018

Get Ready For Your FHA Refinance Loan In 2018

Get ready for your FHA refinance loan in 2018! Are you interested in a lower mortgage payment or interest rate on your home loan? Are you looking to convert the equity you’ve built up in your home into cash? Or perhaps you want to get out of an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and into a fixed rate loan? All of these options are open to financially qualified borrowers who apply for an FHA refinance loan. How To Prepare For An FHA Refinance Loan In 2018 Many of the same steps you took for your original home loan application will apply when you begin planning for an FHA refinance loan. You’ll want to pull your credit reports are early as possible in the planning stages, and consider active credit monitoring to | more...