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FHA Seller Concessions

FHA Seller Concessions

FHA Seller Concessions:

FHA allows 3.50% down payment for a purchase of a home. FHA also allows for a 6% seller concessions. So, if you want to buy a home for a $100,000.00 you will need $3,500.00 for the down payment. The down payment can be a gift from a family member. Seller concession up to 6% or $6,000.00 if the purchase price is $100,000.00 .

The seller must agree to a seller's concessions and in the above case you are allowed a concession of up to $6,000.00 for closing cost.

Seller Concessions in Writing

When you find a property you want to make an offer on you must include the seller's concession in the sales contract. You can write it in two ways as a dollar amount (seller will pay $6,000.00 for closing cost) or you can write it in a percentage amount (seller will pay up to 6% of the purchase price for closing cost).

Generally, a borrower who has made timely payments for the last 12 months serves as a guide and demonstrates their willingness to repay future credit obligations. New FHA policy changes require minimum FICO credit score to be 580 for 3.5% down payment. These Fico credit score requirements went into effect in the spring 2010.

A perfect credit score is not needed for an FHA loan approval. In fact, even if you have had credit problems, such as a bankruptcy, it's easier for you to qualify for a FHA loan than a for a conventional loan. Sometimes score down to 500 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit risk.

Credit score below 580 require a larger (10)% down payment on a purchase. Seller concessions are allowed with credit score below 580.

Items you will need to Purchase a home:

* One Month Pay Stubs
* W2's & Tax Returns for the Last Two Years
* Two Months Banks Statements (all pages)
* Purchase Sales Contract
* Verifiable Rental History
* Copy of Social Security Number
* Copy of Driver's License