FHA Loan Requirements 2017

FHA Loan Requirements 2017. - FHA increased the annual MIP requirements.

  • revision to the period for assessing the annual MIP
  • removal of the exemption from the annual MIP for loans with terms of 15 years or less and LTVs of less than or equal to 78 percent at origination
  • increase in the annual MIP for mortgages with terms less than or equal to 15 years and LTV ratios less than or equal to 78 percent at origination
  • rescinds the automatic cancellation of the annual MIP collection

For any mortgage with an loan-to-value greater than 90% FHA will assess the annual mortgage insurance premium until the end of the mortgage (life-of-the-loan).

For all mortgages with less than or equal to 90% loan-to-value the annual mortgage insurance premium will be assessed for the first 11 years of the mortgage term.

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.

FHA Loan Requirements 2017

Effective for all FHA programs. There are no documentation or letter of explanation requirements for loans with collection accounts or judgments run through Fannie Mae that receive an Approve/Eligible despite the presence of collection accounts or judgments.

  • FHA does not require collection accounts to be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval
  • FHA requires judgments to be paid off before the mortgage loan is eligible for closing

An exception to the payoff of a court ordered judgment may be made if the borrower has an agreement with the creditor to make regular and timely payments.

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FHA Loan Requirements 2016

On January 20, 2010 FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA changed the minimum credit scores for new borrowers:

  • New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for FHA's 3.5% down payment program
  • New borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%

Collection accounts

A collection is minor in nature usually does not need to be paid off as a condition for loan approval


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


Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years 

Short Sale

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

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