In Mortgage Letter dated 01/31/2013, HUDÂ announced that theÂ Federal Housing AdministrationÂ (FHA) will increase its annual mortgage insurance premium for most new mortgages by 10 basis points or by 0.10%, and FHA will increase premiums on jumbo mortgages ($625,000 or larger) by 5 basis points or 0.05%.Â It will also change the MIP from canceling at 78% LTV to being for the life of the loan on most FHA loans as of June 3, 2013.Â You can read the letter at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=13-04ml.pdf
Update to Property Flipping Waiver – FHA Extends the Waiver till December 31, 2014
In 2006, HUD published a final rule in the Federal Register amending regulations at 24 CFR 203.37a, prohibiting property flipping in the HUD/FHA single-family mortgage insurance programs by providing additional exceptions to the time restrictions on sales.Â The rule and Mortgagee Letter 06-14 became effective for mortgages endorsed for insurance on or after July 7, 2006.
For properties that do not meet the property flipping exception criteria, the property flipping waiver was recently extended through 12/31/14
In order to address current housing market conditions, HUD has published Mortgagee Letter 2012-18, which highlights important changes to the current condominium guides.
Here are the 7 things you need to know about these changesâ€¦
1. These changes are in effect from September 13, 2012 until August 31, 2014, unless extended.
2. Under construction is defined as: (1) a new development in which construction has been started but is not yet completed or in which units are completed but are less than 1 year old (existing < 12 months old); or (2) gut rehabilitation conversions. The definition of “under construction” applies to legally phased developments.
Delaware FHA Streamline Refinance Guidelines 2012
If you currently have a FHA Loan then you are eligible to refinance your exisiting Delaware FHA loan using the streamline refinance guidelines.Â The guidelines are different depending on when your current FHA loan was delivered by your lender to FHA after it was originated.Â If your loan was delivered to FHA before June 1, 2009 then you can take advantage of the new refinance guidelines put into place by President Obama that took effect on June 11, 2012.Â If your loan was delivered to FHA after June 1, 2009 then you must use the FHA Streamline Refinance guidelines that took effect on April 9, 2012.Â Apply Now for a FHA Streamline Refinance by calling 302-703-0727 or APPLY ONLINE for Delaware FHA Streamline Refinance
FHA Rescinds Select Credit Guides Effective June 15, 2012 with mortgage letter 2012-10
Mortgagee Letter 2012-10 rescinds guidelines regarding disputed accounts and collection accounts that were announced February 28, 2012 via Mortgagee Letter 2012-03.
Here are the 2 things YOU NEED TO KNOW about these changes:
1. Effective now, the FHA guides revert back to the previous guides regarding disputed accounts and collection accounts, meaning the DE underwriter has to make the decision whether disputed accounts and collection accounts must be paid as a condition of loan approval.
FHA Streamline Refinance Fees are being lowered to help more people be able to take advantage of the FHA streamline refinance program, this was announced by President Obama on March 6, 2012 but won’t be effective until a FHA Mortgage Letter is released.Â The fees being lowered are the FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums.Â The FHA streamline refinance program allows borrowers that have been current on their mortgage in the last 12 months to refinance without getting an appraisal or verifying income.Â This is a huge benefit to borrowers that may be underwater on their FHA mortgage.Â Call 302-703-0727 to take advantage of the FHA Streamline RefinanceÂ or APPLY ONLINE.
HUD wants to lower allowable seller paid closing costs from 6% to 3% on ALL FHA loans.Â 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 toÂ submit your comments to the FHA regarding the reduction of the seller concessions to a maximum of 3% or $6,000 whichever is greater.Â Â
Please read the notice below to see HUD’s points regarding why they wish to reduce the maximum amount of seller concessions.Â 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.
John Thomas December 7, 2011 Tags: Delaware FHA Loans
Delaware FHA Loan Limits are changed back to higher limits with Mortgagee Letter 2011-39 announces changes to its mortgage limits with the passing of H.R. 2112 (The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012), which reestablishes the previous higher FHA loan limits.Â Effective immediately with all new FHA case numbers until December 31, 2012 the loan limits are as follows:
New Castle County Limit- $420,000
Kent County Limit – $376,250
Sussex County Limit – $375,000
You can apply for a Delaware FHA Loan by calling 302-703-0727 or you can APPLY ONLINE.