April 5, 2020

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HUD Advice For Saving Your Home During The Coronavirus

HUD Advice For Saving Your Home During The Coronavirus

Are you worried about protecting your home from foreclosure during the coronavirus outbreak? The FHA and HUD official site now features a section dedicated to consumers who need advice about foreclosure avoidance, what to do if they fall behind on mortgage payments, and other advice for dealing with FHA mortgages, reverse mortgages, and FHA refinance loans during the coronavirus pandemic. FHA lenders have been asked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, ”to use reasonable judgment” when trying to decide who is legitimately affected by coronavirus-related job loss and income interruption for the purpose of evaluating the loan. There is a real danger in this difficult time that FHA borrowers could lose their homes if there are missed payments, loan default, etc. The potential risks to a home in | more...

 
How To Avoid Mortgage Default And Foreclosure During The Coronavirus

Don’t Fall Victim To Mortgage Default And Foreclosure During The Coronavirus

Are you worried about losing your home during the financial trouble caused by COVID-19 and the global coronavirus outbreak? There are some important steps you can take to save your home and avoid foreclosure. FHA borrowers should know that the FHA and HUD have issued a 60-day moratorium for eviction and foreclosure action associated with FHA mortgages. But that is a TEMPORARY delay and borrowers should not expect to avoid foreclosure without making arrangements with their lender. If you are in trouble with your mortgage, there are important steps you can take to avoid foreclosure after the 60-day delay in FHA loan foreclosure action has expired. What are they? Contact your lender as soon as you know you are having financial trouble. Make arrangements with your loan officer and see | more...

 
How To Avoid Foreclosure During The Coronavirus

How To Avoid Foreclosure During The Coronavirus

Are you afraid of losing your home due to diminished income or a lack of income related to closures, furloughs, and layoffs due to coronavirus prevention? The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has created major financial problems and governments worldwide struggle to control the damage. Mortgage rates have fluctuated wildly between incredible lows and one-year highs, the Fed has made emergency interest rate cuts, and hundreds of companies have been forced to endure waves of closures or reduced hours. Affording your mortgage payment in times like these is difficult; it’s easy to fall behind on your financial obligations. Do you know what to do if you are in danger of being late or missing a mortgage payment on your FHA home loan? Act Now To Avoid More Financial Damage | more...

 
HUD Begins Foreclosure Relief For FHA Borrowers Affected By The Coronavirus Outbreak

HUD Begins Foreclosure Relief For FHA Borrowers Affected By The Coronavirus Outbreak

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing FHA borrowers a 60-day foreclosure moratorium described as “immediate relief” for those who may be struggling to make FHA mortgage loan payments during the health crisis. Details From HUD The HUD official site has published details of the HUD-mandated moratorium on all foreclosures on FHA Single-Family home loans and Reverse Mortgages, a move similar to what happens to borrowers in federally-declared disaster areas after a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, forest fire, landslide, etc. FHA Mortgage Foreclosure Evictions Also Suspended The HUD foreclosure moratorium announcement includes a suspension of evictions related to those foreclosures, also for sixty days. The eviction process suspension is a critical part of foreclosure relief for some borrowers. The HUD official site’s press release addresses | more...

 
Home Values Dropping: FHA Loan Rules You Should Know

Can I Buy A Home With An FHA Mortgage After Foreclosure?

After a major negative credit event like a foreclosure, some home owners assume they may never be able to get a lender to take them seriously for a home loan ever again. Is this true? At first glance, FHA home loan rules in HUD 4000.1 might lead a potential borrower to think that it is. “A Borrower is generally not eligible for a new FHA-insured Mortgage if the Borrower had a foreclosure or a DIL of foreclosure in the three-year period prior to the date of case number assignment.” The abberviation DIL stands for deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. Note that the above does NOT say the borrower can NEVER get a home loan again. There is a three-year waiting period required but it IS possible. And later in HUD 4000.1, we | more...

 
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Can I Get An FHA Home Loan After Foreclosure?

Can I get an FHA loan after foreclosure? This is a question that comes up quite often. The answer depends on a variety of factors including the date that the foreclosed property was transferred out of the borrower’s name. The FHA loan handbook, HUD 4000.1, states that the FHA minimum requirements for getting a new loan following a foreclosure include a waiting period. This period, often called a “seasoning period” or “seasoning requirement” is normally three years. From HUD 4000.1: “A Borrower is generally not eligible for a new FHA-insured Mortgage if the Borrower had a foreclosure or a Deed-In-Lieu of foreclosure in the three-year period prior to the date of case number assignment.” The next line in that section is a crucial one: “This three-year period begins on the | more...

 

FHA Loans Following Short Sale Or Foreclosure

Hands down, some of the most-asked questions we get in our comments section involve the FHA loan rules for borrowers who have a short sale or foreclosure on their credit record. It’s easy to assume that a new home loan isn’t possible after a short sale or foreclosure, but is this true? There are several factors that can determine whether a borrower is able to get a new loan or not under such circumstances, and it’s very important to remember that your credit activity, state law, lender standards, and your FICO scores will all play a role in whether a new loan can be approved or not. FHA loan rules often set benchmarks in this area but don’t have the final word when state law or lender standards also come | more...

 
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FHA Announces Changes To Help Delinquent Borrowers Avoid Foreclosure

The FHA has issued a press release announcing changes to its loss mitigation program guidelines to help borrowers avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes in times of financial difficulty. According to HUDNo.16-127, “The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced new procedures to strengthen the process mortgage servicers use to help struggling families avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. FHA is streamlining its loss mitigation protocols that servicers must use when evaluating and deploying home retention options, foreclosure alternatives that allow delinquent borrowers to retain their home.” By way of background, the FHA official site (in Mortgagee Letter 2016-14) explains, “The evolution of FHAs loss mitigation guidance has also led to improved consumer engagement, the streamlining of FHAs Pre-Foreclosure Sale option, and a new loan modification by which Mortgagees | more...

 

HUD Foreclosure Policy Updates: Reasonable Diligence and Delays

Recently the FHA and HUD updated guidance to lenders with regard to foreclosures and the “reasonable diligence” required to make sure the foreclosure action happens in a timely manner. One of the biggest complaints about the foreclosure process is how long it can take for a financial institution or the entity that is to take possession of the property to do so. The new HUD guidelines require lenders to act in a reasonable time frame. According to mortgagee letter HUDNo.16-003, “…when foreclosure of a defaulted loan is necessary, mortgagees must exercise reasonable diligence in prosecuting the foreclosure proceedings to completion and in acquiring title to and possession of the property. However, the mortgagee letter adds: “When certain delays in completing foreclosure and acquiring possession are caused by circumstances beyond the | more...

 

FHA/HUD Alter FHA Loan Foreclosure Timeline Rules

There have been many changes to FHA/HUD foreclosure policy. The latest of those changes comes via FHA Mortgagee Letter 2016-04, which adjusts the foreclosure timeline to comply with federal regulations known as Regulation X. According to the mortgagee letter, a previous mortgagee letter (2015-21) has been superseded in its entirety by this new set of guidelines. The new mortgagee letter “…provides updated guidance relating to HUDs regulatory requirement for mortgagees to utilize a loss mitigation option or initiate foreclosure within six months of the date of default. Specifically, this Mortgagee Letter: –reiterates the existing eight automatic extensions available to mortgagees when they are unable to initiate foreclosure within the allotted timeframe; and –introduces two new automatic extensions to align with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureaus Regulation X.” Specifically, “The Consumer | more...