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What You Should Know About FHA Home Loan Credit Checks As A First-Time Home Buyer

What You Should Know About FHA Home Loan Credit Checks As A First-Time Home Buyer

Before you get FHA home loan approval on that piece of real estate you have your eyes on, your mortgage loan application process will include a credit check. Your lender will need to determine your creditworthiness, and also verify your employment and income. Most borrowers expect this process and thanks to having other kinds of credit applications including credit cards, auto loans, and student loans, have a basic idea of what will happen. But not everyone expects that their initial credit check for the home loan they are applying for will NOT be the last one the lender does before the loan closes. You might not get the down-low on this from your real estate agent or your lender, but this is one of the “secret” things about the home | more...

 
How To Find The Right Mortgage

How To Find The Right Mortgage

First-time home buyers often aren’t sure what to look for when it comes to choosing the right mortgage loan. You can have a real estate agent help you with MLS listings to find the right type of home, you can compare participating FHA lenders to see which ones offer the best mortgage loan interest rates, and you can select from a variety of options with the mortgage itself. Choose The Right Mortgage Loan For Your Needs The family that needs to relocate to a new area for a job move does not have the same immediate needs as someone interested in buying a fixer-upper home with an rehabilitation loan. Your needs and financial goals will play an important part in the type of mortgage loan you choose. FHA Home Loans | more...

 
FHA Mortgage Loan Approval For First-Time Borrowers

FHA Mortgage Loan Approval For First-Time Borrowers

What does it take for a first-time borrower to get home loan approval with an FHA mortgage? There are several areas to pay attention to; don’t make the common first-time buyer mistake of thinking that FICO scores are the only thing that matter when it comes time for your lender to approve your mortgage loan. First Time Buyer Home Loan Approval Criteria: Employment FHA loan rules require your lender to verify two years of employment, though those two years do not have to be with the same company. What borrowers should know about this requirement is that the lender wants to know if your income is stable and likely to continue long after the loan has been closed. Generally a lender wants to know if your current income will allow | more...

 
FHA Loan Approval: Credit Check Facts

FHA Loan Approval: Credit Check Facts

First-time borrowers and experienced house hunters alike often wonder if their credit is good enough to be approved for a new mortgage loan. Do you know the facts about credit and FHA home loan approval? FHA Credit Score Standards May Vary From Your Lender’s Requirements The FHA home loan program’s FICO score standards are the minimum requirement. FHA loan rules say that any borrower with a FICO score of 500 or higher is eligible to apply for an FHA loan. Lender standards may be higher than this, which is one reason why it’s best to start working on your credit early-long before you apply for a home loan. FHA Credit Requirements Can Be More Forgiving FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 say that it is not impossible to get a | more...

 
Is Now The Right Time To Buy Your First Home With An FHA Mortgage?

Refinancing Your Home Loan With An FHA Mortgage

With recent interest rate headlines, some may be interested in refinancing their first home loan in 2019, especially those in adjustable rate mortgages who want to lock in an interest rate to avoid future mortgage loan rate fluctuations. Some will ask how much of the credit-check process is needed for an FHA refinance loan compared to when the original mortgage was applied for, and much depends on the type of refinance loan being applied for. Some refinance loans, such as FHA Streamline Refinancing, also known as an FHA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans (VA IRRRL) do not feature a government-mandated credit check. Qualified borrowers will use the original credit check and other information used on the first mortgage as a guide. Your participating FHA lender is, however, free to require | more...

 
Buying A Starter Home With An FHA Mortgage

Buying A Starter Home With An FHA Mortgage

FHA home loans can help any financially qualified borrower get into a new home with a low down payment and more forgiving credit requirements. The FHA home loan program is for first-time home buyers and experienced home owners alike. How FHA Mortgage Loans Differ From Other Home Loans For First Time Home Buyers How do FHA mortgage loans differ from conventional mortgage loans, USDA loans or VA mortgages? There are many factors. One important difference between FHA mortgages and conventional loans is that unlike some mortgage loans, an FHA loan for a starter home or other principal residence has no penalty for early payoff of the mortgage loan. FHA loan rules specifically deny the lender the ability to penalize a borrower for paying more than the monthly mortgage payment and/or | more...

 
Five reasons to buy your first real estate with an FHA home loan.

Five Reasons To Buy Your First Real Estate With An FHA Home Loan

FHA home loans are a great way to make your first real estate purchase. Are you looking at homes for sale and trying to decide which is the best mortgage loan for you? If you are a first-time home buyer and feel a bit confused by what your real estate agent finds in MLS listing data while searching for “houses near me”, remember that the FHA mortgage loan option is available to anyone who financially qualifies. If you are talking to a real estate agent, do not forget that FHA loans are not restricted to first-time home buyers or those who have never owned property before. You can own other property and still buy a home to live in as your primary residence using an FHA loan whether you’ve purchased | more...

 
Online Mortgage Calculators For First-Time Home Buyers

Online Mortgage Calculators For First-Time Home Buyers

Why should a first-time home buyer use an online mortgage calculator in the planning stages of a new home loan? There are several reasons, but one of the most important is also one of the things a new house hunter may need to learn as early as possible; the monthly mortgage payment you make as a new home owner is not just about the principal and interest payment on the loan. Three Important Things To Know About Your Monthly Mortgage Payment Buying a home with a mortgage loan-ANY mortgage loan-will include a variety of things that make up the total amount of your mortgage payment due each month. An FHA condo loan, an FHA rehabilitation loan, or even an FHA One-Time Close construction loan will have their monthly payments calculated | more...

 
Buying a First or Second Home With An FHA Mortgage

Buying A First Home Or Second Home With An FHA Mortgage

What should borrowers, especially first-time home buyers, know about buying a home with an FHA mortgage? First time home buyers and second-time home buyers alike have options for an FHA mortgage. The program is not restricted to those who have never owned a home before. FHA loans are also more forgiving in the credit department-FICO score requirements set by the FHA are lower than you may expect. But lower FICO scores may still feel like a big liability for the first time home buyer. You should know that your repayment history is an important factor. If you make 12 months of on-time payments on all financial obligations, you may find the lender more willing to work with a lower FICO score. That’s because it’s easy to get a lower credit | more...

 
Credit Advice For First Time Home Buyers

Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage In 2019

Your FHA home loan options for buying a home in 2019 are as diverse as the kinds of homes on the housing market. Do you know what your home loan options in the new year are with an FHA mortgage? FHA Forward Mortgage Options In 2019 The “forward mortgage” is the kind of loan you will use to buy your dream home with. Those forward mortgage loan options are not just for typical homes in a suburban neighborhood; did you know you can use an FHA mortgage to buy a condo unit, a mobile or manufactured home, or even a duplex or multi-unit property? The FHA condo loan option requires the condo project to be approved by the FHA; your lender can discuss the procedures for adding a condo project | more...