August 21, 2018

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The Credit Check For FHA Cash-Out Refinances

The Credit Check For FHA Cash-Out Refinances

Is the credit check for an FHA cash out refinance loan the same as for a new purchase home loan? Borrowers want to know how their credit will measure up to lender standards when it’s time to apply for a refinance loan. Some make the same common mistakes in the months leading up to a refi loan application that others do when applying for a new purchase home loan. What can you do to increase your chances at refinance loan approval? Treat An FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan The Same As Your Original Mortgage FHA cash out refi loans require both a new credit check and a new appraisal. The reason for the new appraisal is to make sure you are getting the value in your home that market values currently | more...

 
FHA Home Loans And The Accuracy Of Your Credit Data

FHA Mortgage Loans And Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

What should all borrowers know about FHA mortgage loans and the monthly mortgage payment? Up to the time of FHA home loan approval, borrowers know they need 12 solid months of on-time payments on all financial obligations, avoid running up credit card debt, and avoid opening new lines of credit. But what happens after the home loan is approved? Borrowers are encouraged to be mindful of their mortgage payments on the FHA loan in the same way as they have been careful to make those on-time payments in the year leading up to FHA loan approval. Why is continuing to pay on time even after loan approval and the closing date so critical? In short it’s because a borrower may wish to refinance her mortgage loan at some point and | more...

 
When It's Time To Refinance Your Mortgage

When It’s Time To Refinance Your Mortgage

You might not be thinking about an FHA refinance loan today. Or tomorrow. But eventually the idea of refinancing your mortgage will become an option worth examining whether it’s because housing market conditions have increased your property values and you want to take value out of your home in cash, or getting into a lower mortgage payment, or even to get out of an adjustable rate loan and into an FHA fixed rate mortgage. When it’s time to refinance your mortgage, it’s important to ask yourself some important questions. The answers will tell you a lot about what kind of refinance loan to pursue. Do You Want Cash Back On Your FHA Refinance Loan? If taking cash back on your refinance loan is a priority, the FHA Cash-Out refinance option | more...

 
The Credit Check For FHA Cash-Out Refinances

Should You Sell Your Home? The FHA Cash-Out Refinance Option

There are a lot of websites urging home owners to consider selling your home, especially for those who own homes on the West Coast. Home owners on the West Coast and other increasingly profitable housing markets have the potential (at the time of this writing) to earn more than ever by selling a house. But borrowers looking to get cash from their homes in a housing market where property values are going up have another option to consider. It doesn’t matter if your home is in San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, or Nashville, if your home could appraise for more money today due to the influence of a hot housing market? It could be worth an amount worth considering in the form of an FHA cash-out refinance. If you are | more...

 
FHA Cash-Out Refinancing Loan Occupancy Requirements

FHA Cash-Out Refinancing Loan Occupancy Requirements

FHA cash-out refinance loans are a great way to cash in on the value of your home, but this FHA refinance option has some specific rules about occupancy and how it affects your eligibility for cash out. The FHA loan handbook, HUD 4000.1, begins by explaining that cash-out refi loans are only for owner-occupiers. “Cash-out refinance transactions are only permitted on owner-occupied Principal Residences.” Furthermore, owner-occupiers are the only ones who can have their income counted when it comes time to qualify for an FHA cash-out refinance. “Income from a non-occupant co-Borrower may not be used to qualify for a cash-out refinance.” That’s an aspect of FHA cash out loans that isn’t discussed too often, but it is an important one to know. There are other requirements-in most cases, a | more...

 
FHA Home Loan Mistakes To Avoid

Are You FHA Refinance Eligible?

Are you FHA refinance loan eligible? There are some very simple requirements refi loan applicants must meet in order to qualify for an FHA refinance loan. Do you know what they are? Factors That Affect Your FHA Refinance Loan Eligibility FHA refi loan eligibility may depend on a borrower’s FICO scores in some cases, along with the number of house payments you have made at application time. FHA minimum FICO scores include a range between 580 or better for maximum financing. Another factor in knowing if you are eligible for an FHA refinance loan is the kind of refinance loan you seek; FHA Cash-out Refinancing and FHA no Cash-Out refinance loans can be used for FHA or non-FHA loans alike. The same is true of FHA Rehab Loans processed as | more...

 
FHA Home Loans And Your Credit Report: Know Your Rights

Get Money Out Of Your Home With FHA Cash-Out Refinancing

Do you want to get money out of your home with an FHA Cash-Out refinance loan? Need shore up your rainy day fund or pay down certain kinds of debt? Many borrowers want to do this but aren’t sure if they can use the funds from such a loan for the purposes they have in mind. Fortunately, FHA loan rules don’t specify approved or unapproved uses for the money you get when you refinance using a Cash-Out loan. The FHA Loan Handbook, HUD 4000.1, describes FHA Cash-Out Refinance loans as follows: “A Cash-Out Refinance is a refinance of any Mortgage or a withdrawal of equity where no Mortgage currently exists, in which the mortgage proceeds are not limited to specific purposes.” That is good news for borrowers who have been | more...

 
When Is An Appraisal Required For An FHA Home Loan?

When Is An Appraisal Required For My FHA Mortgage Loan?

When is an appraisal required for an FHA home loan? This important question often comes up when borrowers want to refinance a home using an FHA refinance loan such as cash-out refinance, FHA Streamline Refinance, or even when the borrower wants to apply for an FHA Reverse Mortgage. Appraisals are required for most FHA loan transactions-you will always have to pay for an appraisal for an FHA forward mortgage, which is the kind of loan you will apply for when purchasing a new home. Appraisals are required for both existing construction loans and FHA One-Time Close construction loans, though the process will vary for construction loans due to the nature of the transaction. Appraisals will also be required for FHA Rehab loans. The appraisal is intended to establish the fair | more...

 
Is There Such A Thing As A Refund For FHA UFMIP Mortgage Insurance?

Is There Such A Thing As A Refund For FHA UFMIP Mortgage Insurance?

Is there such a thing as a refund for FHA Up-Front Mortgage Insurance or FHA UFMIP? This mortgage insurance premium is required on FHA loan transactions and must be paid either in cash at closing time or must be financed into the loan amount. FHA loan rules do not allow a borrower to pay a portion and finance a portion of the FHA UFMIP, it must be paid in full using financing or cash. Borrowers have many questions about this FHA mortgage insurance requirement, including whether or not a refund is possible under the right circumstances. FHA forward mortgages require UFMIP as a condition of the loan no matter if the transaction is an FHA One-Time Close construction loan, existing construction purchase, or whether the borrower is buying a manufactured | more...

 
FHA Home Loan House Hunting Checklist

Can Military Members Refinance A VA Mortgage To An FHA Loan?

Can a military member or veteran with a VA mortgage loan refinance that loan into an FHA mortgage? If a VA borrower wanted to refinance using an FHA Rehab loan, for example, is such a transaction possible? Some online research into the possibility of a “VA rehab loan” turns up results that indicate that a borrower might have a difficult time finding a lender willing to issue the right kind of refinance loan for the borrower’s needs in this particular area. VA loan rules basically address cash-out refinancing, Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loans (IRRRLs) and refinancing loans to cure a delinquent mortgage. There is a section under “other refinancing loans” for VA refinance options that include a construction loan, but the VA in general does not offer the same kind | more...