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Home Loan Anxiety Part 2: Credit Issues Before Applying For An FHA Mortgage

Home Loan Anxiety Part 2: Credit Issues Before Applying For An FHA Mortgage

Do you suffer from “home loan anxiety”? Are you worried about your ability to qualify for an FHA mortgage loan? There are some important issues you should know about that can help reduce your worries about applying. The key is to address your concerns early enough in the planning stages of your new loan to make a real difference. Worried About Your Credit And How It Might Affect Your Home Loan Application? One of the best things any borrower suffering from anxiety over a home loan application can do is to contact the FHA directly at their toll-free number (1-800 CALL FHA) and request a referral to a local, HUD-approved housing counselor who can offer advice on preparing for an FHA loan application. The help of a housing counselor in | more...

 
Do You Suffer From Home Loan Anxiety?

Do You Suffer From Home Loan Anxiety?

Do you suffer from home loan anxiety? There are many people who want to apply for an FHA mortgage loan, often first-time home buyers looking at an existing construction loan or an FHA One-Time Close construction loan, who begin to worry about getting their loan application approved. Are You Worried About Being Able To Afford Your FHA Mortgage? There is good news for those who are worried they might not be able to afford the FHA home loan and can’t decide whether or not to apply. But there are tools you can use to help get an estimate of how much your FHA mortgage payment might run every month in the form of online mortgage calculators. These tools ask you to input an estimated price of the home, potential down | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Credit Tips

FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Credit Tips

If you are considering an FHA Cash-Out Refinance loan, you’re likely wondering what credit tips will help you get closer to loan approval. If you are considering a cash-out refi loan, it’s best to start working on your credit as early as possible in order to make sure the hard work you do is evident when it’s time to fill out the loan application. Evaluate Your Current Budget Reviewing your budget won’t help with credit repair, but it’s an important first step. Why? The lender will be looking at your income compared to your outgoing monthly debt to calculate the debt-to-income ratio for your loan. If your debt is higher than a certain percentage (and lender standards will apply in this area as well as FHA loan rules) your loan | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Credit Tips

Common Credit Problems That Can Affect Your FHA Mortgage Loan Application

What are the most common credit issues that may negatively affect your ability to get approved for an FHA home loan? There are several areas you can anticipate in the home loan planning stages; addressing these areas long before you apply for any major line of credit, including a home loan, goes a long way toward helping you get your new home. FHA Loan Credit Issues: On Time Payments The timely payments issue is one of the simplest areas to address, but also one of the most common problems going into a home loan application. In general, borrowers should never apply for a loan with any late or missed payments on their record in the 12 months leading up to the loan paperwork. Anything less than this can seriously compromise | more...

 
FHA Home Loan Approval And Your Credit Report

FHA Home Loan Approval And Your Credit Report

What do potential home loan borrowers need to know about FHA loans and credit reports? There are some very simple things that some don’t realize going into the home loan process that can definitely affect your participating FHA lender’s ability to approve your mortgage. FHA Loan Credit Checks The lender is required by FHA home loan rules to pull a loan applicant’s credit reports to review credit scores, credit history, and look for overall patterns of reliable use of credit. However, some borrowers mistakenly assume that the lender will look at a credit report once, make the notes, and never go back to the credit report again. This is not necessarily the case. Your FHA lender is charged with making sure that a borrower’s credit position is stable and that | more...

 
Am I Eligible For An FHA Home Loan If I Am In A Credit Counseling Program?

Am I Eligible For An FHA Home Loan If I Am In A Credit Counseling Program?

Are potential FHA borrowers eligible for an FHA home loan if they are participating in a credit counseling program? This is a question on the minds of some borrowers trying to fix credit issues and repair past mistakes or problems associated with their credit. Borrowers should always work on their credit, counseling program or not, before applying for any major line of credit such as a mortgage or auto loan. The FHA and HUD even offer referrals to local, HUD-approved housing counselors for borrowers looking for pre-purchase advice including credit tips. (You can call the FHA directly at their toll-free number, 1-800 CALL FHA for these referrals). Some borrowers choose a formal credit counseling program in order to work on credit repair issues, and there is an understandable concern that | more...

 
Top Questions About Buying A Home With An FHA Mortgage

Top Questions About Buying A Home With An FHA Loan

What are your top questions about buying a home with an FHA home loan? For some it’s about how much the loan will cost month-to-month, while for others the issue of the loan’s long-term cost are an issue. If you aren’t sure how the FHA home loan program works, you’ll definitely want to read on. What You Can Buy With An FHA Mortgage In general, FHA home loans are for owner/occupiers who want to buy a home to use as their primary residence. You can buy a property with as many as four units as long as it meets FHA minimum standards and you are financially qualified for the mortgage loan. FHA loan applicants may apply for any type of FHA loan offered by a participating lender including mobile home | more...

 
Are There Any Income Documentation Rules For FHA Loans? Part Two

FHA Loans, Credit Reports, And Loan Approval

What do you need to know about FHA loans, credit reports, and loan approval? To begin, your credit reports have a big part to play in the lender’s decision to approve your mortgage application. What do you need to know about this approval process and what the lender is looking for? Home Loans Require More Than Good Credit Scores FHA loans, like any other major line of credit, require the lender to determine that the applicant is a good risk for the loan. Your FICO scores may be well within the range the lender needs to approve your loan with maximum financing (that score may vary depending on the lender) but what ELSE does your credit report say? For example, are you carrying the maximum or close to the maximum | more...

 
FHA loan requirements and your credit score

FHA Loan Credit Requirements And Your Credit Scores

FHA loan credit requirements state that the lender must pull your credit information and credit scores to review a borrower’s credit worthiness. But if you are applying for an FHA loan you likely have three credit scores the lender must contend with. Borrowers often want to know how the lender views these three scores-they can be different from one another depending on circumstances-and which of multiple credit scores is actually used to process your home loan. The rules for FHA credit score requirements are found in HUD 4000.1, the FHA loan handbook. Credit scores must come directly from the three credit reporting agencies and cannot be submitted or transmitted to the borrower or another third party then submitted to the lender. Your credit scores must come from the source. FHA | more...

 
Get The Loan! FHA Home Loan Approval Tips

FHA Mortgage Loans: Credit History Counts

When it comes to FHA mortgage loans, or any major line of credit, your credit history counts. Some might focus on the FICO score, but the numbers you get off your credit report are not the only credit qualifications needed to successfully apply for an FHA mortgage. Credit Report Data: The Big Three Many people use the phrase “Big Three” to refer to the three credit reporting agencies themselves; Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. But here, we’re referring to the Big Three on your credit report itself. Your credit score, credit history, and the amount of credit you carry. The Big Three credit factors all count towards your potential loan approval or denial. Why? The lender is required to establish that you are a good credit risk for the loan. Your | more...