FHA loan requirements 2017 

FHA loan requirements 2017 after foreclosure Florida


After the credit crisis of 2008 qualifying for a mortgage became a lot harder. If not for FHA many borrowers would not qualify for a mortgage. What makes FHA different than a conventional loan is the FHA will approve you and give a better interest rate with a lower down payment even if you have a low credit score.

When you compare FHA vs. conventional loans FHA loans win the down payment and credit score race hands down. FHA loans only requires a minimum down payment of 3.5 percent of the purchase price with a 580 credit score versus a conventional loan requiring between 5 to 20 percent down payment with a minimum 620 credit score.

Foreclosure

A borrower whose previous residence or other real property was foreclosed on or has given a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure within the previous three years is generally not eligible.

Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years with no late payments since the date of resolution. 

Seasoning requirements

  • Government loan: Seasoning is determined by the date the claim was paid
  • Loans other than Government: Seasoning is determined by the date of sale the lender sold the property

FHA loan requirements 2017 after foreclosure Florida

New FHA loan requirements 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 for extenuating 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.

Credit score

New FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:

  • FHA requirements new borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for 3.5% down payment
  • FHA loan requirements new borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%
  • This allows the FHA to better balance its risk and continue to provide access for those borrowers who have historically performed well
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