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FHA Streamline Changes 2017

FHA Streamline Changes 2017

The basic requirements of a FHA streamline refinance are:

  • The mortgage to be refinanced must already be FHA insured.
  • The mortgage to be refinanced should be current (not delinquent).
  • The refinance is to result in a lowering of the borrower's monthly principal and interest payments.
  • No cash may be taken out on mortgages refinanced using the streamline refinance process.  

To qualify for a streamline refinance FHA requires you to complete a mortgage application to begin the process. If you currently have an FHA mortgage and want to refinance FHA allows you to refinance:

  • No appraisal required
  • No income documentation
  • No employment documentation

A borrower is eligible for a FHA streamline refinance without credit qualifying if they has owned the property for at least six months. Individuals may be deleted from the title on a streamline refinance if the remaining owner-occupant can demonstrate that he/she has made the mortgage payments during this time.

To qualify for a FHA streamline refinance there must be a net tangible benefit to the homeowner. Net tangible benefit is defined as a 5% reduction to the principal and interest (P&I) of the mortgage payment plus the annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) or refinancing from an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate mortgage.

  • the borrower must have made at least six payments on the FHA-insured
  • mortgage being refinanced at least six full months must have passed since the first payment due date of the refinanced mortgage
  • at least 210 days must have passed from the closing date of the mortgage being refinanced

What documentation will I need?

  • Residence addresses for past 2 years (if you reside at your current address for less than 2 years)
  • Recent mortgage statement (s)
  • Homeowners declaration page
  • Clear copy of Driver’s License
  • Clear copy of SS card
  • Addresses and loan information of other real estate owned (if any)

FHA Streamline Changes 2017

New Florida FHA streamline refinance guidelines 

Effective with case numbers assigned on or after April 18, 2011, FHA no longer requires lenders to certify employment and income on streamline refinance transactions.

No-cost refinances, in which the lender charges a premium interest rate to defray the borrower’s closing costs and/or prepaid items, are permitted.

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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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