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2018 FHA Loan Limits for FHA Home Loans & FHA Jumbo Home Loans
An FHA loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The FHA does not loan money to borrowers, rather, it provides lenders protection through mortgage insurance (MIP) in case the borrower defaults on his or her loan obligations. Available to all buyers, FHA loan programs are designed to help creditworthy low-income and moderate-income families who do not meet requirements for conventional loans.
FHA loan programs are particularly beneficial to those buyers with less available cash. The rates on FHA loans are generally market rates, while down payment requirements are lower than for conventional loans.
Some of the other benefits of FHA financing:
- Just 3.5 percent down payment is required.
- Closing Costs can be paid by the seller
- Down payment can be a gift from family
- More flexible underwriting criteria than conventional loans
- Loans are assumable to qualified buyers.
- Available as soon as 2 years after a Bankrupty
- Avaailable as soon as 3 years after a Foreclosure
FHA Jumbo Loans allow homeowners to take advantage of the benefits of the FHA loan at higher loan amounts than were previously available. FHA Jumbo Loan amounts are now available at a up to a maximum of $679,650 in high cost areas. The maximum loan amount was just over $271K for much of the country where housing is more affordable, and that limit has been increased to $294,515. Please see our guide at the top of the page, or give us a call to find out the limits for your area, and see if an FHA Home Loan is right for you.
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