January 27, 2021

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Buying a House In The Era of Corona

FHA Home Loan Resources For New Borrowers

Are you thinking about your first home loan for 2021? Are you considering your options for your very first refinance loan? There are some important resources you should know about that can help you in the planning stages. Know Your FHA Loan Limits If you don’t know what the FHA loan limits are for your county for 2021, you can look at the FHA.gov official site, but you can also look at home loan websites to view both the rundown of 2021 home loan guaranty limits but also get information in getting pre-qualified, etc. When exploring your area FHA loan limits, don’t forget that the limits increase if you purchase a multi-unit property. The single-unit FHA loan limit is lower than the four-unit FHA loan limit and borrowers are permitted | more...

 
FHA Home Loan Rules For Construction Loan Escrow Accounts

FHA Home Loan Options: Build Or Buy A Home In 2021

Do you want to own your own home in 2021? The FHA Single-Family home loan program is an excellent option for future homeowners who want to build or buy a home in the new year. What are your options for buying a house with an FHA mortgage? Those who have good credit (620 or better) and are not in a hurry to move in as soon as possible should consider applying for an FHA One-Time Close (OTC) construction loan to build a home from the ground up on your own land or on a lot you buy in conjunction with the construction loan. Another option for those who aren’t in a hurry to move in is the FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation mortgage, which is intended to help you buy a fixer-upper | more...

 
FHA Options

Prepare Now For Your Refinance Loan In 2021

Are you excited by the historic low interest rates that happened in 2020 and have your eye on a refinance loan in the new year come 2021? Do you need a lower mortgage payment? Perhaps you would like a lower interest rate on your current home loan? Some borrowers have different needs–some feel stuck in adjustable rate mortgages and want to refinance into a fixed-rate mortgage loan instead. These scenarios can be addressed with an FHA refinance loan and if you’re thinking about applying in 2021 its best to become as familiar as you can with the types of refinance options open to you when it’s time to refinance a non-FHA mortgage or an existing FHA home loan. Consider An FHA Refinance Loan In 2021 The same kinds of preparations | more...

 
FHA Home Loan Resources

FHA Home Loan Resources

If you are thinking of applying for an FHA home loan or an FHA refinance loan, there are some important resources you should know about in the planning stages. These resources can help you prepare for your loan application, give you information about estimated mortgage payments, and help you located FHA loan limit information for your county. The first thing a potential home buyer should know about is the ability to contact the FHA to get a referral to a HUD-approved housing counselor who can help you understand the mortgage loan process, what it means to start preparing your credit for a home loan, and more. You can contact the FHA directly by calling 1-800 CALL FHA to request your referral. Another important resource? Online listings of FHA loan limits | more...

 
Reasons To Refinance

Reasons To Refinance

There are good reasons to refinance your mortgage, and there are reasons that aren’t advisable. What do you want to accomplish with your refinance loan? Borrowers looking for cash out might list that as the primary reason but what you plan to do with that cash could be just as important as the home loan itself. There are many reasons to consider refinancing your home loan with an FHA refi loan. One is to get into a lower interest rate–whether you have an existing FHA mortgage or a non-FHA loan, you can refinance into an FHA loan with the goal of getting a lower rate. It’s a very good idea to let your participating FHA lender know the specific reason you want to apply for refinancing. If getting a lower | more...

 
Planning To Buy A Home? Credit Resources You Need

Can I Get An FHA Loan More Than Once?

One common question about FHA home loans goes something like this: “I bought a home with an FHA mortgage–can I get an FHA loan more than once?” The question is one of many that indicate a series of persistent myths about FHA mortgages. Those myths include the mistaken belief that FHA loans are only for economically disadvantaged people, or that there are restrictions on FHA mortgages that include income caps or that there must be a demonstration of need to be approved for an FHA mortgage. This might be due to confusion about government-backed loans in general. For example, certain USDA mortgage loans DO require a demonstration of need, income caps per household, and other features that clearly indicate that those USDA loans ARE for those who qualify as low | more...

 
FHA Home Loan

Do I Need To Use An Escrow Account For My Home Loan?

An escrow account is a tool you and the lender can use to simplify mortgage payment issues with respect to property taxes, homeowner insurance, and other payments. Depending on the nature of your mortgage your lender may require the use of escrow, especially if you are applying for a One-Time Close construction loan or an FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation loan or 203(k) refinance loan. Escrow accounts make it possible for some hands-off payments for property taxes and other expenses. Escrow may be required by law depending on the state you’re buying in and the circumstances of your loan. Escrow accounts may be referred to as impound accounts and if you are putting a fixed amount of money into escrow each month (via your mortgage payment), your lender is basically letting those | more...

 
FHA Loan Questions: Eligible Property Types

FHA Loan Questions: Eligible Property Types

There are some common questions about what is permitted with an FHA mortgage and what is not permitted. All borrowers should make the most fully informed decision about buying a home possible–know your options before you apply! Remember that there’s not one catch-all loan for all property types–there are different FHA home loan products for different property types. Can I Use An FHA Loan To Buy A Condo Unit? The short answer is yes, but FHA condo loans are allowed when the condo unit is on (or added to) a list of FHA approved condo projects. Once that requirement has been verified, the condo must also meet FHA minimum standards and local building code. The condo project must not require the FHA borrower to agree to restrictive covenants that limit | more...

 
Cash out refinancing

FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan Questions And Answers

Do you know what to expect when you want to refinance your mortgage in order to cash in on the value of your home? Are you wondering how much money will you get in cash at closing time? These and other questions are important–knowing the answers before you commit or at least knowing how to arrive at those answers is crucial before you commit to the refi loan. Here are some common questions about FHA Cash-Out Refinancing loan options you should know: Do FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loans Cost The Same In All Housing Markets? The short answer is no, and the reason for this is that all housing markets differ, lender standards differ, and your own personal needs and goals may affect the type of transaction you need. For those | more...

 
FHA Options

Do You Need To Refinance?

Do you need to refinance your home loan, but aren’t sure what the difference is between an FHA Streamline Refinance loan and FHA cash-out refinancing? These loans have important differences, beginning with the availability of cash paid to the borrower at closing time. One refi option permits cash back, the other does not. FHA Cash-Out Refinancing Loans FHA cash-out refi loans allow the borrower to be paid cash at closing when the costs of the new loan have been satisfied and the original loan has been paid off. These cash-out loans are offered by both FHA lenders and conventional lenders; why should a borrower choose an FHA cash-out refinance? Interest rates are generally lower on government-backed mortgages like FHA refinance loans. That said, your FICO scores will affect the actual | more...