FHA Loan Information Archive

FHA Seller Concessions – How it works

FHA Seller Concessions FHA guidelines allow for FHA seller concessions up to a maximum of 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 …

FHA Loan Advantages and Disadvantages | Pros vs Cons

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 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 …

List of FHA Approved Condos and Lenders

FHA Approved Condos Condominiums are often the choice for first time home buyers, people looking for a second home or vacation spot, and even for individuals who are looking for low maintenance living. There are close to one million condominiums sold every year and although FHA loans are extremely popular and account for more than …

How to Get Pre Approved for an FHA Loan Fast

How to Get Pre Approved for an FHA Loan If you are thinking about buying a home, one of the first steps in the process is to have a discussion with a lender and to get pre-approved. In fact, most realtors will not spend the day looking at homes with you until you have a …

FHA vs Conventional Loan Comparison Chart

FHA vs Conventional Loan If you are thinking about a home loan, you may be wondering which type of loan to get and what type you may qualify for. Two of the most common type of home mortgage for borrows are the FHA and conventional loans. Your first step is understanding the differences between an …

FHA Down Payment Assistance Programs for 2022

FHA Down Payment Assistance Programs for 2022 The FHA loan down payment requirement for 2022 is 3.5% for credit scores of 580 and higher. A 10% down payment is required for credit scores of 500-579. One of the many benefits of an FHA loan is the low down payment requirement of 3.5%. On the surface …

Best FHA Lenders for 2022

The Best FHA Lenders For 2022 FHA loans are one of the most popular loan programs and account for more than 25% of all loans today in the United States. Although FHA loans are extremely common, finding the best FHA lenders to suit your needs is a critical step towards home ownership. Most but not …

FHA Manufactured and Mobile Home Guidelines

FHA Manufactured and Mobile Home Loans FHA loans help those with a low down payment and less than optimal credit scores to qualify for a mortgage. The FHA guidelines for both mobile homes and manufactured homes have loan limits plus foundation and appraisal rules that must be followed. FHA eligible manufactured homes must be occupied …