FHA Condo approval expiration dates were extended by the FHA, and this news shared by one of my mortgage partners, Brian Picker, of 1st Mariner Mortgage Corporation.

Thank you, Brian!

From Brian Picker, 1st Mariner Mortgage:

Big news as older FHA condo projects were set to expire yesterday which would have been a nightmare for getting them all re-approved by HUD in a timely manner.  In light of this HUD extended the expirations dates out based on when the original project was FHA approved.

FHA Condominium Project Approvals Expiration Dates Extended:

FHA announces extension of condominium project approvals with an expiration date of December 7, 2010. Provided below are the extension dates based on five-year time frames with the exception of those condominium projects with original approval dates from 1972 -1985.

Initial Project Approval Dates     Current Expiration Date        New Expiration Date

1972 – 1980                              December 7, 2010               December 31, 2010

1981 – 1985                              December 7, 2010               December 31, 2010

1986 – 1990                              December 7, 2010               May 31, 2011

1991 – 1995                              December 7, 2010               July 31, 2011

1996 – 2000                              December 7, 2010               August 31, 2011

2001 – 2005                              December 7, 2010               September 30, 2011

2006 – 2008 (Sept)                    December 7, 2010               March 31, 2011

The extensions were granted to reduce the impact of processing and reviewing the number of project approvals expiring at the same time while recognizing current housing market conditions.  Lenders and/or other interested parties are encouraged to begin the re-approval or recertification process as early as possible as it is not anticipated that any further extensions of project approvals will be issued.

The Condominium look-up page and the FHA Connection databases were updated on December 7, 2010 and now reflect the extended expiration dates.  The links to the sites are:

Condominium look-up page: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm

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I have written much about the FHA Condo Recertifications, because we have so many Timonium condos that would be effected by these changes. Luckily, it appears, if they haven’t been recertified, they have some time to do so!