FHA LOAN CHANGES 2015

FHA Loan Changes 2016


FHA Loan Changes 2016 - Classifications Requiring a Downgrade to Manual Underwriting 

The lender must downgrade and manually underwrite any Mortgage that received an Accept recommendation if:

1. the mortgage file contains information or documentation that cannot be entered into or evaluated by FHA;

2. additional information, not considered in the AUS recommendation affects the overall insurability of the Mortgage;

3. the Borrower has $1,000 or more collectively in Disputed Derogatory Credit Accounts;

4. the date of the Borrower’s bankruptcy discharge as reflected on bankruptcy documents is within two years from the date of case number assignment;

5. the case number assignment date is within three years of the date of the transfer of title through a Pre-Foreclosure Sale (Short Sale);

6. the case number assignment date is within three years of the date of the transfer of title through a foreclosure sale;

7. the case number assignment date is within three years of the date of the transfer of title through a Deed-in-Lieu (DIL) of foreclosure;

8. the Mortgage Payment history requires a downgrade as defined in Housing Obligations / Mortgage Payment History;

9. the Borrower has undisclosed mortgage debt; or

10. business income shows a greater than 20 percent decline over the analysis period.


FHA loan changes 2016


FHA minimum credit score is 500.

New FHA changes requires a minimum credit of 500 to buy a home. In the old days FHA did not require a minimum score. These changes went in to effect in 2010.

To buy a home you will need a minimum score of 500.

Borrowers with scores above 580 require a 3.5% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed. 

If you have credit score below 580 new FHA changes require a 10% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed.


FHA loan changes 2016


FHA closing cost. FHA regulates some of the closing costs associated with a FHA loan. FHA allows the seller to pay up to 6% of the sales price for closing cost.

If you are buying a $100,000.00 house FHA allows the seller to pay up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost. It must be in writing in the sales contract, "Seller will pay up to 6% of buyer's closing cost."

If you do not write it into the sales contract then you will be paying the closing cost. In the state of Florida closing cost for a $100,000.00 house average around $4,300.00 depending on taxes, insurance and who's paying the transfer tax and owner's title insurance.

By allowing the seller to pay for your closing cost you will decrease the amount of money required to buy a home. Buying a $100,000.00 property requires $3,500.00 down payment and if the seller pays up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost you will only need around $4,000.00 to buy a $100,000.00 in Florida.

Are you short funds to close? The FHA no closing cost loan allows all of your closing cost to be rolled into your loan including your appraisal fee, hazard insurance premium and even your escrow account.

Are you a first time home buyer? Do you need to get pre-approved for a first time home buyer program in Florida?


What documentation will I need?


• Personal tax returns for the past 2 years
• Current pay stubs for the past month
• Bank statements for last 2 months (all pages)
• Latest retirement statement for each active account (all pages)
• Sales contract (purchase)
• Clear copy of Driver’s License (front and back)
• Clear copy of SS card (front and back)


FHA loan changes 2016

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FHA loan changes 2016

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FHA loans

FHA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

VA loans

VA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

USDA loans

USDA loans require a minimum 580 credit score to buy a houseor refinance

580 credit score

HOMEPATH

HomePath loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house

620 credit score

HARP refinance

HARP loans require no minimum credit score torefinance

No minimum credit score

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

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