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A reader asks, "I was prequalified for an FHA loan and during escrow, my agent said I made too much money to be eligible for the loan. Does that make sense?"The simple answer to this question is no, the notion that a borrower makes too much money to qualify for an FHA mortgage loan does not make ...
04/18/2015
Many potential FHA borrowers want to know more about the ins and outs of mortgage loan interest rates. When it comes to FHA mortgages, it's easy to misunderstand the relationship between a participating FHA lender and the FHA itself.For example, some assume that the FHA sets and/or regulates mort...
04/08/2015
We get many questions and comments about FHA home loans where FICO scores are concerned. Some borrowers seem to have doubts about whether or not they can qualify for an FHA mortgage loan or refinance loan because of their FICO scores and other financial qualifications. Consider this recent reader...
03/22/2015
If you have never applied for an FHA appraisal-required refinance loan before, you probably have plenty of questions about program basics. How long can the new loan be? Can I re-use a previous appraisal? What is the maximum loan amount? The answers to these questions can be found in HUD 4155.1 Ch...
03/17/2015
A reader asks, "How long do FHA Appraisals stay with the property in Georgia?" A search of the FHA official site at www.FHA.gov reveals a Frequently Asked Questions page that answers this query, but know that this FHA loan rule applies to all FHA loan appraisals, not just those that are complete...
03/06/2015
A reader asks, "Hi. My wife and I are planning to buy a house. My wife has a stable job for six years as registered nurse and I is currently a homemaker. Both of us has credit score of 720+ and we never missed a single payment in our credit cards and personal loans. What is our chance to be appro...
02/26/2015
A reader asks, "I have a grand daughter who is looking to buy a fore close house asking only 12, 000.00.. Is there a program out there to help her. some one had started doing repairs to the house. a new bathroom, up dated kitchen tile kitchen and bathroom floors. She wants to use this property a...
02/20/2015
A reader asks, "We have applied for a FHA loan and until yesterday, had no idea that that someone had filed a tax return under my social security number back in 2012. I have submitted the proper forms to the IRS, and they have my accurate 2012 tax return on file. Because I submitted the tax retur...
02/07/2015
A reader asks, "Is there a cap on fees a broker can be compensated for their part on a HECM loan, and if the lender list origination fee that is clearly greater than the $6000 max, which includes the broker compensation paid by the lender. My question is is the lender in violation of the origina...
01/21/2015
When the FHA announced mortgage insurance premium cuts in the annual, mortgage insurance premium (MIP), there was a preliminary announcement on Thursday January 8th, with details promised to follow. Now the FHA has issued a Mortgagee Letter announcing specifics of those MIP cuts. FHA Mortgagee L...
01/10/2015
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