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FHA Cash Out Refinance – Home Equity

FHA Cash Out Refinance – Home Equity An FHA cash out refinance allows borrowers to refinance their existing mortgages while cashing out additional equity for home improvements, debt consolidation, investments and more. Recently, the FHA updated their guidelines to permit a maximum loan to value of 80% for cash out refinances. What is an FHA …

FHA Increases Loan Limits for 2020

FHA Increases Loan Limits for 2020 The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced increases to their loan limits for the majority of the United States to $331,760 in 2020. The decision was due to another increase in median home price sales during 2019. The increase in FHA loan limits for 2020 is almost $17,000 higher than …

FHA Seller Concessions – How it works

FHA Seller Concessions FHA guidelines allow for FHA seller concessions of up to 6% of the sales price of the home. The seller concessions can be used towards all closing costs, lender fees, points, appraisals and any other expenses except for the down payment. What is a Seller Concession? A seller concession is a credit …

FHA Loan Advantages and Disadvantages

FHA Loan Advantages and Disadvantages FHA loans are a great option for many home buyers. FHA loan advantages and disadvantages are clearly outlined below and may vary slightly depending upon the situation for each home buyer. The advantages of an FHA loan are numerous which is why they are extremely popular and account for over …

FHA First Time Home Buyer Loan Options

FHA First Time Home Buyer Loan Options FHA loans are extremely popular for first time home buyers due to the low down payment and flexible credit score requirements. Over 25% of new mortgages today are FHA loans and virtually every lender offers FHA loans. FHA first time home buyer loans are easy to qualify for …

2020 FHA Debt to Income Ratio Requirements

FHA debt to income ratio Debt to income ratio is the percentage used by lenders to determine a comfortable mortgage payment for a borrower’s income and debt levels and it is an important factor in determining the loan amount a borrower can qualify for. Standard FHA guidelines allow for a DTI of 43% and sometimes …

FHA vs VA Loan Comparison – Features and Benefits

FHA vs VA Loan Two of the best and most popular government loans available consumer today are the FHA and VA loan programs. Combined, they account for at least 30% of all residential mortgages originated each year in the United States. When comparing an FHA vs VA loan, you will find they both have unique …

FHA Termite Inspection Requirements and Guidelines

FHA Termite Inspection Requirements and Guidelines Termites can silently destroy a home in just a few short years. The damage they create will not only result in costly repairs, but it can also result in losing a real estate sale either as a buyer or a seller. If you are buying a home with FHA …

What are the FHA Income Limits?

Do FHA Loans Have Income Limits? FHA guidelines have many rules and qualifications which all must all be met if you plan to finance your home with an FHA insured loan. There are also loan limits and debt to income limits. One of the questions that borrowers ask at times is whether FHA loans have …

FHA Student Loan Guidelines

FHA Student Loan Guidelines One of the significant issues plaguing young adults is the amount of student debt they are incurring in recent years. According to Forbes, student debt is now the second highest consumer debt category ahead of credit cards and auto loans. There are 44 million students and graduates who owe an average …
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