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FHA Refinance

FHA Refinance refers to the various programs that a homeowner can avail to make their monthly payments more affordable. If you think that the rate on your mortgage is more than the current rate, you may want to use a refinance option to lower down the interest rate, which will result into a reduced mortgage payment each month.

Refinancing is basically a replacement of your current mortgage with another mortgage that is available with a lower interest rate. It would possibly be the best option for those homeowners who are struggling to meet the monthly payment requirements under the current loan terms.

FHA Refinance Program



FHA offers streamlined refinancing option on insured mortgages for homeowners who are current in their monthly payments. These are basic requirements, but one should also keep in mind that the refinance must bring down the monthly interest and principal payments. Moreover, the streamline refinance process does not allow the borrower to take cash out on the mortgage.

Lenders may offer an option with no closing costs but you should understand that it is actually a no out-of-pocket expense, which means that the closing costs will be rolled into your mortgage at a higher interest rate. If you pay in cash you would probably have a more affordable rate than you will without paying anything at closing.

There can also be a no appraisal refinance option, but in this case the new loan amount cannot be more than the original loan amount. Similarly, you can find refinance options with no credit check. There may be refinancing solutions for underwater mortgages, homes and homeowners as well. The ML 2010-23 contains information on FHA refinance of borrowers with negative equity.

FHA refinance guidelines are available in HUD Handbook 4155.1, which is available online for lenders, borrowers and any person who want to know more about the process. One can also find appraisal guidelines and resources like authorization form; refinance calculator; FAQ; state-wise loan limits; maximum mortgage worksheet; and worksheet with appraisal and without appraisal at the website of US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Moreover, detailed information on appraisal & credit score requirements; refinance after bankruptcy or foreclosure; eligibility standards; LTV requirements; investment property; PMI Refund; restrictions and help sources is also available online. It is important to understand well your financial situation and all available options before talking to your lender.

Our website fha.realestatezing.com provides useful information and valuable resources at its different pages. Keep browsing to learn more and have your every query answered with solutions provided here.

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