- The FHA has determined different price ceilings when it comes to the purchase price of the home. These caps vary according to location, and are regularly updated.
- Even though the FHA sets lower credit score limits for borrowers, there is a requirement that an applicant with a score lower than 580 make a down payment of 10 percent or higher.
- Income and employment is an eligibility factor in regard to FHA loans. Lenders require that a borrower can show proof of steady employment with “effective income.”
- The home being purchased or refinanced must be the borrower’s primary residence; the FHA requires that the property be an owner-occupied dwelling.
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