September 22, 2021

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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...

 
Reasons To Refinance

Which Refi Is Right For You?

Do you need to refinance your home loan? There are plenty of choices, but two FHA loan products stand out for those who need lower payments or who want to get cash back on their refinance transaction. There are several FHA loan options available when it is time to refinance a home loan. Two of those are FHA cash-out refinancing and FHA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance loans, also known as an FHA IRRRL. Which loan should you apply for? This choice should be informed by your specific needs or goals. Do you want to refinance to get a lower monthly payment? Or do you want to take equity out of the to pay for home improvements, pay off credit cards or student loans? One type of refinancing is definitely better | more...

 
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Questions You Should Be Asking About FHA Refinance Loans

Refinancing your home loan can be a smart move for some homeowners, especially in times where rates are low. At press time, the rates in March of 2021 are rising, but FHA mortgage loan rates have up to this point still remained below the three percent line, so it’s still a good idea to consider your refinance loan options if you want a lower interest rate. Remember, rates are subject to change and in 2021. We’re going to see a LOT of rate changes if current indicators provide any clues to the future or mortgage loan interest rates. Mortgage loan interest rates last year back in 2020 hit three-year interest rate lows due to a variety of factors including hangovers from trade war woes with China, the coronavirus, and other | more...

 
Reasons To Refinance

Myths About FHA Refinance Loans

There are plenty of misconceptions about refinancing real estate. If you have a house you want to refinance, it’s good to learn what you can and cannot do with an FHA refinance loan before you start shopping around for a lender. And you WILL want to shop around. FHA Refinance Loan Myths: You Have To Keep Your Original Lender You are free to refinance you home with another lender offering more competitive terms, rates, or perks for borrowing with that financial institution. FHA Refi Loan Myths: You Have To Refinance Into A Fixed-Rate Mortgage Borrowers can choose an FHA Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) at refinance time if the lender offers such a loan. Not all participating lenders will, which is another reason to shop around for the right lender for | more...

 
Information You Need To Pre-Qualify Or Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

Refinancing Your Mortgage With An FHA Loan

If you have been looking at home loan interest rates in 2021 and considering your refinance loan options, it’s a good idea to take some steps that will help you get closer to refi loan approval. Borrowers who need or want to refinance should shop around for their new loan, and get all the information possible about how much their refinance loan will cost over the loan run and up front. Addressing Credit Issues Before applying for ANY loan, refinance or not, review your credit report in detail. You may have credit problems associated with the pandemic, there may be COVID-19-related factors in your credit that can be accounted for as a one-time problem created due to circumstance. And the Federal Trade Commission advises borrowers that such unique issues will | more...

 
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Reasons To Refinance

There are good reasons to refinance your mortgage, and there are reasons that aren’t advisable. What do you want to accomplish with your refinance loan? Borrowers looking for cash out might list that as the primary reason but what you plan to do with that cash could be just as important as the home loan itself. There are many reasons to consider refinancing your home loan with an FHA refi loan. One is to get into a lower interest rate–whether you have an existing FHA mortgage or a non-FHA loan, you can refinance into an FHA loan with the goal of getting a lower rate. It’s a very good idea to let your participating FHA lender know the specific reason you want to apply for refinancing. If getting a lower | more...

 
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The FHA Refinance Loan

Mortgage loan interest rates have, at the time of this writing in October 2020, been hovering at or near historic lows, though in recent days FHA mortgage loan interest rates have moved out of the two percent range and into the three percent zone. Many watched mortgage rates dip below that three percent zone and there were plenty of home owners interested in taking advantage of those low rates to refinance their mortgages. There are many reasons to consider refinancing including saving money over the lifetime of the loan by paying a lower interest rate and/or getting into a lower monthly mortgage payment. If you are ready to commit to a refinance loan, you have multiple options to refinance out of a conventional loan or other non-FHA mortgage. You can | more...

 
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FHA Refinance Loans For Home Improvements

FHA refinance loan options include the ability to apply for a refi loan to do home improvements–a very important option for those with existing FHA mortgages or non-FHA loans alike. How can FHA refinance loans help a borrower make upgrades or improvements? There’s more than one way to approach the refinance loan question if you want a refi AND funds to perform approved upgrades or remodeling to your house. Participating FHA lenders may offer a range of FHA loan products that can help in this area including the FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage program (EEM), and FHA Rehab loans. Most of these options will require the borrower to work more closely with the lender to determine what may be funded using FHA refinance loans, but many projects are possible. For FHA | more...

 
Higher FHA Loan Limits In 2021

FHA Refinance Loan Tips

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many borrowers took advantage of foreclosure moratoriums and other financial relief measures to save their homes from going into mortgage default. Other borrowers may choose to explore their refinancing options to get a lower interest rate or other advantages that can help them financially over the long term. If you are thinking about a refinance loan, there are some tips you should know that can help you make the most informed choice about refinancing. Remember that there are many different options if you want to refinance a home loan. Cash-out refinancing is one option, borrowers can also select no cash-out versions and a borrower with an existing FHA mortgage may find a benefit using something called the FHA Streamline Refinance, which has no FHA-required appraisal or | more...