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2016 FHA Loan Requirements

2016 FHA Loan Requirements

October 15, 2013 effective for all FHA programs. There are no documentation or letter of explanation requirements for loans with collection accounts or judgments run through Fannie Mae that receive an Approve/Eligible despite the presence of collection accounts or judgments.

  • FHA does not require collection accounts to be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval
  • FHA requires judgments to be paid off before the mortgage loan is eligible for closing 

An exception to the payoff of a court ordered judgment may be made if the borrower has an agreement with the creditor to make regular and timely payments.

August 15, 2013 borrowers may also be eligible for an FHA insured loan on a purchase transaction after 12 months from the completion, discharge, trustee's sale if the borrower meets the requirements forextenuating circumstances Economic Event.

Borrowers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale may be eligible for an FHA insured loan if the bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale was the result of a documented extenuating circumstance.

April 1, 2013 - FHA increased the annual MIP requirements.

  • revision to the period for assessing the annual MIP
  • removal of the exemption from the annual MIP for loans with terms of 15 years or less and LTVs of less than or equal to 78 percent at origination
  • increase in the annual MIP for mortgages with terms less than or equal to 15 years and LTV ratios less than or equal to 78 percent at origination
  • rescinds the automatic cancellation of the annual MIP collection

For any mortgage with an loan-to-value greater than 90% FHA will assess the annual mortgage insurance premium until the end of the mortgage (life-of-the-loan).

For all mortgages with less than or equal to 90% loan-to-value the annual mortgage insurance premium will be assessed for the first 11 years of the mortgage term.

FHA loan requirements 2016

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FHA Loan Requirements

Requires a minimum credit score of 530 buy a home or refinance

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FHA Down Payment

Requires a minimum down payment of 3.5% credit score of 580 to buy a home

3.5% down payment minimum

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FHA Down Payment

Requires a minimum down payment of 10% credit score below 580 to buy a home

10% down payment minimum

credit score 500

FHA Loan Requirements

Requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home

FHA minimum

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FHA minimum

credit score 500

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