FHA Condo Loan

FHA World -  FHA Condo Loan

Condo Loans are similar to loans for individual houses. Down payment requirements, credit, income and assets are the same. FHA only requires that 50% or more of the units be owner occupied.

FHA World -  FHA Condo Requirements

Guidelines regarding the condo development must be met.

  • The condominium project must be complete. There should be no further development plans for the project.
  • Control of the common areas of the project must have been turned over to the unit owners association for at least one year and ownership must be bound to the association.
  • The project must have adequate flood, hazard and liability insurance.
  • Individual units in the project must either be owned outright by the resident or have eligible leasehold interest. The project’s legal documents must provide for undivided ownership of common areas by unit owners and unit owners must have the right to use all facilities on an unrestricted basis.
  • The project’s documents should not place any legal restrictions on conveyance. Any provisions that seek to limit the free transferability of title are generally unacceptable. Certain governmental or nonprofit programs designed to assist in the purchase or rental of low- or moderate-income housing are exempted from the restrictions on conveyance provisions. These programs are usually involved in assisting on down payments or on rehabilitation loans or grants.


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Credit Score needed to buy
a condo or refinance


FHA loan requirements new borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%

FHA requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home or refinance


Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy at least two years must have elapsed since the discharge date


Foreclosure

Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years

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


Short Sale

FHA guidelines requires three year past from the date of sale of the property


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)
  • Clear copy of Driver’s License (front and back)
  • Clear copy of SS card (front and back)

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