July 9, 2020

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FHA Mortgage Facts You Should Know

FHA mortgage loans are a very good option for borrowers looking for a lower down payment and less stringent credit requirements than conventional mortgages. Did you know that FHA home loans do not feature a minimum or maximum income requirement? A borrower’s ability to qualify for an FHA mortgage depends on FICO scores, debt-to-income ratios, credit history, and other factors but there’s no “qualifying dollar amount” for income in terms of minimums OR maximums. Some believe that FHA mortgages are only for first time home buyers, the economically disadvantaged, or only for typical suburban homes. But FHA home loans are available to anyone who is financially qualified and wants to use the property to be purchased as their primary residence. FHA mortgages require only a 3.5% down payment in typical | more...

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2016! The Monday AFTER December 25 might seem to be a strange time to make that statement, but today is the observed holiday since Christmas came over the weekend this year. Many banks are closed, the markets that affect mortgage rates aren’t operating to day, and we too observe the extended holiday weekend. We’ll resume our usual posting schedule on Tuesday including an updated look at mortgage rate trends. Thank you for reading!

Mortgage Loan Rate Trends

Mortgage Loan Interest Rate Trends: Higher After Days Of Recovery

Mortgage loan interest rates moved higher on Wednesday after a recovery streak that would have hit seven straight business days otherwise. In many cases borrowers would notice the Wednesday changes in closing costs rather than an actual higher rate, but as market watchers are fond of pointing out, even with recent moves higher we are still seeing rates at respectable lows. 30-year fixed rate conventional loans ended Wednesday at a best-execution rate of 3.375%, while FHA mortgage loan interest rates (best execution) are at or near their current comfort zone of 3.25% depending on the lender. You may notice greater variation in the actual rates offered by participating lenders, so it pays to look for the best rates and terms. Best execution rates are listed here assuming an ideal borrower | more...

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Home Loan Debt Ratios Explained

Analyzing Your Debt Ratio from FHA.com on Vimeo. When you fill out a home loan application, your lender will need employment and income documentation in order to process your loan. The lender is responsible for verifying that you have employment and that your income is sufficient to justify the loan. Not all income counts as “verifiable” by the lender; FHA loan rules have guidelines that include making sure the income is stable and likely to continue. Your lender may also have standards which must be met where income is concerned. There are many types of income, and not all of it comes from employment. Do you receive government assistance, get payments from a trust fund, are entitled to pay or benefits from a government agency related to disability, child support, | more...


FHA Loans And Your Credit: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “Do you know what kind of things I can do to make my FICO score better to get a FHA loan? I tried to get my first house and was denied the loan because of “negative credit marks”. I really want to be able to support my family. I’ve been following this guide to improve my standing: (finance guide name deleted) Do you know if all that stuff is correct? Is there anything else I can do? Right now I don’t have the money to pay a professional, so I’m reading as much as I can to do it on my ownn We couldn’t comment on the guide the borrower mentions in the question–we haven’t read it and we aren’t experts on improving credit scores. How to improve | more...

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FHA Loan Reader Questions: Do I Qualify For an FHA Mortgage With “Confusing Circumstances”?

A reader asks, “I am formerly self employed with little if any income and own a home purchased prior to marriage and I have a 700+ FICO and perfect debt payment history. My husband is formerly self employed (5 years) and for 6 months now has been re-employed with former employer which laid him off during economic down turn. Husband has little or no credit history. With his rehire we will have to transfer. I don’t know if we can qualify for a home with the rather confusing circumstances. I don’t want to access my credit to find out we don’t qualify. What are our options?” The simplest, most direct answer to this type of reader question is “Call the FHA”. In situations like these, it’s a very good idea | more...