Month: May 1, 2012

FHA Loans in South Florida

Recent years show a decline in the housing market, a financial credit crisis and a subsequent tightening of underwriting guidelines, particularly applied to conventional mortgage loans. Those institutions known for sub-prime loans have either disappeared or severely limited their offerings. These realities – coupled with a fluctuating foreclosure rate – may discourage first-time homebuyers and others without the strongest applicant profiles from purchasing or refinancing in the current climate. Not to worry, FHA loans are still widely available to many borrowers who have run out of conventional options. Guaranteed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration, FHA loans provide home ownership pathways to borrowers while affording security to approved lenders. The first thing a prospective borrower notices when considering an FHA mortgage loan is the…

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