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StartingOver10
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Re: My FHA Odds

Also remember the underwriting criteria for an FHA loan is substantially easier than it is for a conventional loan. Especially if you have a high LTV conventional loan the ratios are lower and the score requirement is higher.

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JM-AM
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Re: My FHA Odds

Also remember what qualifies today may not qualify in a year from now.

Qualifications change, rates change ( which impacts how much house you can buy), credit minimum scores change, and changes in programs can happen also.

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MovingForward_2012
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Re: My FHA Odds

+1, the 4x your salary rule is based on the current rates. When rates change, the way the max home price is calculated may change.
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Re: My FHA Odds

I would say that with absolutely no debt you would be fine with something in the low $200's - assuming you also have the money for down payment, closing costs, etc. Don't put yourself in a situation where you're assuming salary increases and end up being house broke.


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Re: My FHA Odds

Aren't there limits to FHA loan size wise? I know in the counties we were looking in, the Max they could give us was 280k iirc.

 

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Re: My FHA Odds

Where I live, the max is in the upper 400's. we took out an FHA loan for $347,900.
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BCullum
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Re: My FHA Odds

which state?

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JM-AM
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Re: My FHA Odds

Another issue with this scenario is it is a Condo. Requirements and rates usually are different......

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Re: My FHA Odds

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