FHA Loans Articles
The thing about being a first-time homebuyer is you only get to do it one time. Buying your first home happens just once, giving you the chance to take advantage of lending programs meant to help people buy their first home with low down payments and low credit scores, such as an FHA loan.
Loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, better known as FHA loans, are attractive to buyers. That's mainly because they require down payments of just 3.5 percent of a home's purchase price for borrowers with FICO credit scores of 580 or higher. But will applying for an FHA loan hurt your chances of landing your dream home?
Less than an hour after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump signed his first executive order, eliminating a drop in FHA mortgage insurance premiums that was to take effect a week later.
Want to add a new bathroom to your home this summer? Maybe it’s time to replace that 20-year-old roof. Or maybe a sagging foundation needs shoring.
When you get an FHA home loan, you need to pay for FHA mortgage insurance. This is true regardless of whether you're buying or refinancing, getting a 203(k) or Title 1 home improvement loan, or if you're a senior citizen taking out a reverse mortgage. Mortgage insurance fees are always part of the package.
FHA home loans are a popular mortgage option for first-time homebuyers and other borrowers with limited financial resources or less-than-perfect credit. With lower credit score and down payment requirements than most other mortgages, they're easier to qualify for, while competitive rates make them affordable.
A mortgage loan from the Federal Housing Administration - often the first financing source for young, first-time homebuyers and other underserved buyers- can offer some of the lowest down payments, closing costs and easy credit qualifying among lenders. Recent college graduates, however, may not find FHA mortgages as appealing as they used to be.