September 21, 2018

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FHA Home Loan Credit Questions And Answers

FHA Home Loan Credit Questions And Answers

There are lots of questions about how the FHA home loan process works, but among the most common are on the subject of credit, and how you qualify for a home loan with your credit scores and credit history. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about home loans and credit. What FICO Scores Are Able To Qualify For An FHA Home Loan? There are two standards; FHA loan minimum requirements and the lender’s individual FICO score rules. FHA minimums are NOT the same as your lender’s standards; the FHA FICO scores are the minimum required to be approved. FHA loan rules say borrowers with FICO scores between 500 and 579 technically qualify for an FHA mortgage, but at a higher down payment than those who qualify for | more...

 
FHA Mortgage Refinance Checklist

FHA Mortgage Refinance Checklist

If you are exploring your refinance loan options, FHA refi loans can help with cash out refinancing, rate-and-term refi, or even a refinance loan that lets you rehab or remodel your property. If you want a refinance loan, it’s a very good idea to assemble a checklist in the planning stages so you know where you need to focus to prepare for the new loan. There is more than one area to make checklists for including areas like your credit, your home ownership goals, and the plans you have for your refi loan. FHA Refinance Loan Checklists: Goals And Financial Plans A good checklist includes the reasons for your checklist items in the first place. Ask yourself why you want to refinance your mortgage-make a list of pros and cons | more...

 
Rent Or Buy? Arguments For Purchasing A Home With An FHA Mortgage

Rent Or Buy? Arguments For Purchasing A Home With An FHA Mortgage

Does it make more sense to rent a home or to purchase one and make a mortgage payment rather than a rent payment? A lot depends on the property values in your chosen housing market, the cost of renting in that area versus the cost of purchasing, and the borrower’s financial goals. Are you thinking of making the switch from being a renter to becoming a home owner? Some reports claim that rents have increased as much as 88% in certain markets over time, and some renters choose to put that money into a property they own rather than dealing with the issues of being a long-term renter. Is Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage Instead Of Renting A Good Idea? The first thing needed to answer this question | more...

 
What You Need To Know About FHA Loans And Income Verification

Credit Mistakes People Make Before Applying For Home Loans

There are some common credit mistakes home loan applicants make before filling out loan application paperwork that can hurt them later when it comes time for the lender to decide whether to approve the mortgage loan. Avoiding these mistakes can go a long way toward loan approval. If you are applying for an FHA mortgage in the next year, consider these issues carefully! FHA Home Loans Have A Down Payment Requirement: Start Preparing Early Your FICO scores will help determine whether you are eligible for maximum FHA loan financing and the lowest down payment. If you do not work on improving your credit scores over the course of the year leading up to your FHA loan application, you may find yourself unable to get the most advantageous rates and terms. | more...

 
Sell Or Refinance With An FHA Loan?

FHA Loans After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

FHA home loans are more forgiving where a borrower’s credit is concerned; while participating lender standards are also an important part of the loan approval process, the FHA loan program rules in HUD 4000.1 allow borrowers with lower credit scores and past credit issues a chance at loan approval. This is even true in the case of Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Some assume that filing for bankruptcy means that a new home loan is quite out of reach, but FHA loan rules say otherwise. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is described by some as a “wage earner’s plan” for repayment of debts to creditors. Installment payments may be made over a period of years. This type of bankruptcy may feature a cap on the amount of debt that can be addressed under the | more...

 
FHA Loans And Bankruptcy: Chapter 7

FHA Loans And Bankruptcy: Chapter 7

Getting an FHA home loan following a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not impossible; borrowers who handle their finances and credit responsibly after filing bankruptcy will find FHA home loan rules are more favorable to them than it may seem. Some assume that bankruptcy means never being able to own a home again or that it may take seven to ten years to recover from such a circumstance. FHA loan rules say otherwise, and while additional lender standards may apply the borrower does not necessarily have to wait such a long time to be considered for a new home loan. FHA Loan Requirements For Applying For A Mortgage After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 state clearly that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not a barrier to a | more...

 
FHA Home Loans And The Accuracy Of Your Credit Data

FHA Home Loans And The Accuracy Of Your Credit Reports

When you start planning for your FHA home loan and reviewing your credit reports, it’s entirely possible that you could find erroneous information in your reports. Sometimes the credit information for another person with a similar name could wind up accidentally being posted in your report, other times there may be inaccurate data in your credit history about the amount, frequency, or age of your credit account payments. How should a potential FHA borrower deal with these issues? HUD 4000.1 addresses some aspects of this issue, but not all the credit problems a borrower could experience when reviewing a credit report are covered by HUD and FHA home loan rules. HUD 4000.1, the FHA loan handbook, instructs the lender on how to proceed if the lender finds inaccuracy in debt | more...

 
Who Needs Credit Repair Before Applying For An FHA Mortgage?

Who Needs Credit Repair Before Applying For An FHA Mortgage?

Who needs credit repair before applying for an FHA mortgage? If you are worried about your ability to qualify for a home loan because of past financial issues, credit mistakes, or even identity theft, it’s important to begin reviewing your credit and working on raising your credit scores as early as possible before committing to a mortgage loan application. Don’t wait to start working on your credit, begin today! What Kind Of Credit Repair Is Needed? There are many different things you can do to work on your credit rating and credit history but what we NOT suggesting is that you pay a third party offering to “remove all negative credit information” from your credit report or other things that are not actually possible. The best way to begin working | more...

 
Need To Fix Your Credit Before Your FHA Home Loan?

Need To Fix Your Credit Before Your FHA Home Loan?

Do you need to work on your credit before applying for an FHA home loan? If you are worried that your FICO scores or credit history might not be good enough to be approved for a home loan, keep reading. Prepare For Your FHA Home Loan Application As Early As Possible One of the most important things you can do to start working on credit repair or just getting ready for the home loan in general is to start looking at your credit reports as early as possible. It will take time to improve a credit rating and credit history-do not delay! The earlier you start working on your credit issues, the better off you will be at loan application time. Work On Your Credit Yourself Yes, you can pay | more...

 
FHA Home Loan Tips: What To Do And What NOT To Do

FHA Home Loan Tips: What To Do And What NOT To Do

If you are new to the home buying process, there are some definite things to do and things NOT to do when preparing for your mortgage. Some of these areas may seem obvious, but you might be surprised at the number of people who don’t give themselves enough planning and saving time ahead of the home loan process. FHA Loan Tips: DO Start Planning Early The moment you realize you want to purchase a home using an FHA mortgage, it is time to begin looking at your finances to see how a new budget can be made. This is because buying a home (no matter what kind of loan you are using) can be an expensive process. You want to start saving immediately for the down payment, but also for | more...