FHA loan changes

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Rise April 1, 2012

February 28th, 2012

FHA mortgages are very popular in the Baltimore real estate market. For not much money down, Baltimore homebuyers can get into the home of their dreams, and use any reserves they have to decorate or buy furniture. The amount that may be in reserves is going to lessen by a significant amount on April 1, [...]

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium To Rise April 18, 2011

March 1st, 2011

The FHA annual mortgage insurance premium is set to rise by .25% for any loan case numbers assigned after April 18, 2011. Bob Mowrey, from Corridor Mortgage Group, let me know just what this could mean to FHA buyers. On average, he says, this would mean that buyers will pay an extra $30/month. For a [...]

Why the Housing Market Bottom May Be Here

March 1st, 2011

Many buyers and sellers are trying to time their sale or purchase based on whether they feel house prices may have hit the bottom or if they will fall further. According to a recent USNews Money report, the housing market bottom may already be here. Why? Some areas show homes are undervalued, and increases in [...]

Will FHA Be Flexible with Seller Closing Cost Assistance?

September 28th, 2010

Will FHA be flexible with seller closing cost assistance? That is possible, according to a report from National Mortgage News late last week. FHA guidelines have changed, and more changes are on their way. Beginning Monday, October 4, the new FHA changes take effect, including lower upfront mortgage insurance premium and higher monthly insurance premiums. [...]

New FHA Mortgage Changes H.R. 5981

August 16th, 2010

Beginning October 4, 2010, new FHA Mortgage changes will be coming through, due to bill H.R. 5981 signed into law August 11. Thank you to Dan Plunkett with Prosperity Mortgage, who clarified the changes in H.R. 5981: The new FHA Mortgage changes include a reduction in the upfront mortgage insurance premium (also known as Upfront [...]

New FHA Changes May Be Coming Soon

July 17th, 2010

New FHA changes may be coming soon as HUD asks for consumer input on three issues that would affect borrowers. I wrote about these possible changes in January, in my post "More FHA Changes to Happen Mid Summer." Also in January, HUD made major changes in FHA fees and upfront mortgage premiums. These changes are [...]

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Goes Up April 5, 2010

March 30th, 2010

Besides the tax credit deadline looming on April 30, another significant deadline is even closer -- beginning April 5, 2010, the FHA Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium is going from 1.75% up to 2.25%. April 5, 2010 is NEXT MONDAY! I wrote about the rise in FHA Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium on January 21, and [...]

Baltimore Real Estate Market Third Week of February 2010

February 21st, 2010

As we enter the fourth and final week of February, I am reminded as to where the market was last year at this time versus this year. I have seen showings become more frequent in the past week and the excitement over spring's arrival in the next few weeks definitely brings people out to look. [...]

More FHA Changes to Happen Mid Summer

January 28th, 2010

On January 20, I wrote about the new likely major FHA loan changes that were being announced. One of those changes is going into effect on April 5, 2010, as I wrote on January 21, with the upfront mortgage insurance premium being raised from 1.75% to 2.25%. A press release was placed on the hud.gov [...]

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