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FHA Wants to lower Allowable Seller Paid Closing Costs from 6% to 3%

John Thomas February 25, 2012 Tags: , ,

HUD wants to lower allowable seller paid closing costs from 6% to 3% on ALL FHA loans. Only a 30-day window to comment so URGENT that you take action and make comments, see links below.

HUD/FHA Proposed to lower seller paid closing costs from 6% to 3%.

I highly encouraged everyone to take action IMMEDIATELY to submit your comments to the FHA regarding the reduction of the seller concessions to a maximum of 3% or $6,000 whichever is greater.

Please read the notice below to see HUD’s points regarding why they wish to reduce the maximum amount of seller concessions. Some good arguments are made by HUD to do so…However, in the grand scheme of things within the housing market today and the view that I see from the ground floor, now is NOT the time to move forward with this proposal.

I see loan files and talk to borrowers on a daily basis that needs every penny of a seller concession. Considering that down payment and cash to close is the largest hurdle to homebuyers today, this action will have a negative impact on the pool of potential homebuyers….particularly in high closing cost states.

Please forward this to your realtors, builders, title companies, your existing borrowers, and anyone else related to the housing industry and tell them to follow our Call To Action

Click here to read the proposed rule

Click here to submit your comments on the reduction of seller concessions

If you would like to apply for an FHA Loan for the purchase or refinance of a home, please call 302-703-0727 or you can APPLY ONLINE.

John R. Thomas – NMLS 38783

Certified Mortgage Planner – Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

302-703-0727 DE Office / 610-906-3109 PA Office / 410-412-3319 MD Office

248 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713

About John Thomas

John Thomas and his team are long-time Delaware natives. They know the local real estate market as well as they know the loan products that help them serve it. Dedicated to helping first-time buyers; the John Thomas Team are experts on first-time buyer loan programs (FHA, VA, USDA) and conduct monthly first-time buyer seminars that have been attended by more than 3000 Delaware buyers.

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