Don’t Let a Short Sale Keep You From a New Mortgage | Consumer Information

Don’t Let a Short Sale Keep You From a New Mortgage | Consumer Information.

If you negotiated a short sale of your home, you may be surprised to learn that some mortgage loan underwriting systems can’t distinguish short sales from foreclosures on consumer reports. And that may keep or delay you from getting a new mortgage.

You see, borrowers who go through a foreclosure typically have to wait seven years before they’re eligible for a new mortgage. But short sellers may qualify in as little as two years. When you’re trying to buy a new home, an additional five years can seem like a lifetime. So is there anything you can do to improve your financial footing? You bet there is.

  • Get a letter from your lender confirming that your loan closed in a short sale, not a foreclosure. Send a copy of the letter to each of the nationwide credit reporting companies: EquifaxExperian, and TransUnion.
  • Order a copy of your credit report. Make sure the information is accurate. If you find a mistake, contact the credit reporting company and business providing the information to correct the error.
  • When you’re ready to buy another home, get pre-approved for a loan. A pre-approval letter from a lender shows that you are able to go through with a purchase. Pre-approval is not a final loan commitment; it means you met with a loan officer, your credit report was reviewed, and the lender believes you can qualify for a specific loan amount. This pre-approval process allows your lender to identify issues and errors in your credit report that may keep you from qualifying for a loan. That, in turn, allows you to correct inaccuracies before they can prevent you from buying another home.
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HUD Homeownership Center Reference Guide Refinances

HUD Homeownership Center Reference Guide Refinances.

 

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Chapter 2
Mortgage Credit Guidelines
Page 2-19

A refinance transaction involves paying off an existing real estate debt from proceeds of a new mortgage. For all refinance loan transactions, 1) the borrower must be current for the month due and, 2) there must a current payoff statement in the case binder.

Under the terms and conditions outlined below, FHA will insure the following types of refinances:

A. Regular Refinances – “cash-out” and “no cash-out”

1. “Cash-Out” Refinances: the maximum loan-to-value and combined loan-to-value of any cash-out refinance is 85%. The calculation is based either off the appraised value or the original sales price, depending on the length of time the borrower has owned the property.

a)The loan is limited to a combined LTV (FHA insured first mortgage and any subordinated lien) of 85% of the appraised value, provided the borrower has owned the property for at least one year. Note that manufactured homes have other restrictions (Handbook 4155.1, section 3.A).
b) 
If the property was purchased less than one year preceding the application date, the LTV/CLTV (85%) for the mortgage amount must be calculated using the lesser of the appraised value or the original sales price of the property.
c) The property that is security for the refinanced mortgage may be a 1-4 unit property.
d)The property must be owner-occupied. Non-owner occupant co-borrower may not be added in order to meet FHA?s credit underwriting guidelines.
e)Properties owned free and clear may be refinance as cash-out transactions.
f)3-4 unit properties are required to pass the self sufficiency test and have a minimum of 3 months reserves after closing.
g) Properties acquired by inheritances within the past 12 months are eligible for a cash-out refinance transaction provided they have been occupying the property as their primary residence since the inheritance. The lender must document the acquisition by the borrowers via inheritance.
h)Manufactured homes: there are restrictions applicable please refer to Handbook 4155.1, section 3.A.

2.No Cash-Out Refinances (non-streamline): The maximum mortgage is based on the lesser of “a” and “b” below (a third calculation is applicable if owned less than 12 months):

a)The maximum LTV percentage is multiplied by the appraised value, exclusive of closing costs (please refer to Mortgagee Letter 2010-24).
b)The sum of the existing first lien, any purchase money second mortgage and/or any junior liens over 12 months old, closing costs, prepaid expenses, accrued late charges, escrow shortages, borrower paid repairs required by the appraisal, discount points, prepaid penalties charged on a conventional loan and FHA Title 1 loans as determined by the appropriate HOC subtract any refund of refund of upfront MIP. Note that the prepaid expenses may include per diem interest through the end of the month for the new loan, hazard/flood insurance premiums, mortgage insurance premiums and property tax deposits needed to establish the escrow account. The existing first lien may include the interest charged by the servicing lender, when the payoff is not received by the first of the month, but may not include any delinquent interest.

c)If the property was acquired less than one year before the loan application, and the existing loan is not an FHA loan, the original sales price, must be considered in calculating the maximum mortgage. Refer to Handbook 4155.1, section 3.B.

d)There may not be more than $500 in incidental cash back to the borrower.

e)If there is an existing subordinate lien refer to Handbook 4155.1, section 3.A, 3.B and ML 11-11.

f)Additional restrictions apply for manufactured homes; refer to Handbook 4155.1, section 3.A.

B.Streamline Refinances (with or without an appraisal): Streamline transactions involve the refinance of the FHA insured first mortgage only. This type of loan is designed to lower the monthly principal and interest payments on the current FHA insured mortgage and involves no cash back to the borrower. All Streamline transactions must meet the following criteria:

Note: Effective with case numbers assigned on or after April 18, 2011, the use of an appraisal to increase the insurable mortgage balance for a “non-qualifying” streamline refinance will no longer be permitted.

I)At the time of loan application: a) the borrower must be current, b) must have made at least 6 full months of payments since the first payment date and, c) at least 210 days must have passed from the closing date of the mortgage being refinanced.

2)At the time of loan application the borrower must exhibit an acceptable payment history as described below:

a) For mortgages with less than a 12 month payment history, the borrower must have made all mortgage payments within the month due.
b)For mortgages with a 12 month payment history or greater, the borrower must have:

i)Experienced no more than one 30 day late payment in the preceding 12 months, AND
ii)Made all mortgage payments within the month due for the three months prior to the date of loan application.

III)The lender must determine there is a net tangible benefit as a result of the streamline refinance transaction, with or without an appraisal. Net Tangible benefit is defines as:

a) Reduction to the principal, interest plus MIP by at least 5% (compare the new P & I & MIP to the existing P & I & MIP), or
b) 
For details of permissible minimum thresholds involving refinancing in or out of an ARM refer to ML 2011-11.

4)Investment/secondary property: for FHA financed properties that have become investment properties or secondary residences, a streamline refinance is only permitted without an appraisal. All other criteria must be met, however these properties may not be refinanced into an ARM.

5) Assets: If assets are needed to close, they must be verified.

6)A current payoff statement must be in the case binder.

7) Subordinate financing: if subordinate financing will remain in place, the maximum CLTV is 125%. To calculate the maximum CLTV for streamlines without an appraisal, use the “original property value” shown on the Refinance Authorization screen in FHAC. For streamlines with an appraisal, the CLTV calculation is based on the new appraised value.

8)LDP and GSA lists are required to be checked, however there is no need to check the CAIVRS.

9)URLA: for non-credit qualifying streamlines an abbreviated version of the URLA is permitted, however for credit qualifying streamlines, a fully completed URLA is required.

10)Maximum mortgage:

a) Streamline refinance without an appraisal (owner occupied): the maximum mortgage is the outstanding principal balance plus interest charged by the servicing lender (but may not include delinquent interest, late charges or escrow shortages), minus UFMIP refund plus new UFMIP.

b) Streamline refinance with an appraisal: as reflected above for case number assigned on or after April 18, 2011. For cases with case numbers assigned prior to this date refer to Handbook 4155.1, section 6.C.

c) Streamline refinance without an appraisal (non-owner occupied): these may only be refinanced without an appraisal and the new base mortgage may only cover the outstanding principal balance less the any UFMIP refund. Further the term of the mortgage must be the lesser of 30 years or the remaining term of the mortgage plus 12 years.

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Senior  Loan Officer
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FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing April 9, 2012

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing April 9, 2012.

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FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing April 9, 2012

FHA MIP increasingPlanning to use an FHA-backed mortgage for your next home loan? You might want to get your application in gear today.

Beginning next week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is changing the way it charges mortgage insurance to U.S. homeowners. For the fourth time since 2010, FHA mortgage insurance premiums are rising for all FHA-backed homeowners.

For FHA Case Numbers assigned on, or after, Monday, April 9, 2012, there are two planned changes.

First, FHA Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premiums (UFMIP) will increase by 75 basis points to 1.75%, or $1,750 per $100,000 borrowed. Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium is paid at closing, and typically added to an FHA borrower’s loan size.

The current UFMIP rate is 1.000 percent.

Second, annual FHA mortgage insurance premiums are rising. All new FHA-backed loans will be subject to a 10 basis point increase in annual mortgage insurance premiums, costing homeowners an extra $100 per $100,000 borrowed per year.

The new FHA annual mortgage insurance premium schedule follows :

  • 15-year loan term, loan-to-value > 90% : 0.60% MIP per year
  • 15-year loan term, loan-to-value <= 90% : 0.35% MIP per year
  • 15-year loan term, loan-to-value <= 78% : 0.00% MIP per year
  • 30-year loan term, loan-to-value > 95% : 1.25% MIP per year
  • 30-year loan term, loan-to-value <= 95% : 1.20% MIP per year

In addition, for loans above $625,500, beginning with FHA Case Numbers assigned on, or after, June 11, 2012, there will be an additional 25 basis point increase in annual MIP.

To calculate your monthly MIP obligation as a FHA homeowners, multiply your starting loan size by your insurance rate from the list above, then divide by 12.

Note that the FHA mortgage insurance changes apply to new FHA Case Numbers only. If you have an FHA mortgage approval in-process, or an existing FHA home loan, you are not subject to the new MIP schedule. To avoid paying the FHA’s new MIP schedule, therefore, begin your FHA mortgage application today.

Once your FHA Case Number is assigned, you’re locked in to today’s lower premiums.

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