To qualify for a FHA Streamline Florida 2017 refinance FHA requires you to currently have an FHA mortgage and your mortgage payments for the last 12 months have been made on time. If you currently have an FHA mortgage and want to refinance FHA allows you to refinance.
A borrower is eligible for a FHA streamline refinance without credit qualifying if they has owned the property for at least six (6) 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 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.
FHA streamline refinances are designed to lower the monthly principal and interest payments on a current FHA-insured mortgage. The new loan must involve no cash back to the borrower, except for minor adjustments at closing, not to exceed $500.
New FHA guidelines does not allow your new mortgage balance to increase. FHA does not require an appraisal on a streamline refinance. FHA does not require a credit report. No minimum credit score is required. Effective on or after April 18, 2011, FHA no longer requires employment and income verification on streamline refinance loans.
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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What's the minimum credit score needed to buy a house or refinance in Florida?
FHA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
VA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
Fannie Mae loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance
USDA loans require a minimum 580 credit score to buy a houseor refinance
HomePath loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
HARP loans require no minimum credit score torefinance
Freddie Mac loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance
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