Category: FHA and VA

FHA Loosening Requirements for Condos as Second Homes

Today FHA announced some big changes to their condo financing guidelines, which will be effective immediately. Calculations for owner-occupied percentages are changing, and second homes will no longer be counted against the 50% owner-occupied requirement. Insurance requirements are also being adjusted to allow more developments to qualify. Also, a new streamlined recertification process has been …

HUD Secretary Announces Monetization of Tax Credit for FHA Loans

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced today that the Federal Housing Administration is going to permit its lenders to allow homeowners to use the $8,000 tax credit as a down payment. He made these remarks in an address this morning at The Real Estate Summit: Advancing the U.S. …