As President Trump’s inauguration ceremony is in process, HUD has suspended the reduction of the annual FHA mortgage insurance indefinitely. Mortgage Letter 2017-07 cancels Mortgage Letter 2017-01, issued by HUD just 9 days ago. [Read more…]
HUD Secretary Castro proudly announced the reduction of FHA’s annual mortgage insurance premium just a week ago as his parting gift of tenure before having to leave his position. There has been a lot of discussion on if this will be an action that Trump’s new administration will roll back. [Read more…]
UPDATE January 20, 2016: HUD has suspended the reduction to FHA mortgage insurance effective immediately.
HUD has announced today that mortgage insurance will be reduced on most FHA mortgages. FHA mortgages have two types of “mortgage insurance” the borrowers pay regardless of loan to value. There is the upfront mortgage insurance (currently 1.75% of the loan amount) that is typically added to the base loan amount and financed over the life of the loan and there is the annual mortgage insurance that is actually paid as part of the monthly mortgage payment. This reduction of 25 basis points is on the annual mortgage insurance premium.
HUD has just announced FHA loan limits for 2017. Loan amounts were increased for all Washington counties EXCEPT for Chelan, Callam, Douglas, Jefferson, San Juan and Skagit which have the same FHA loan limits as 2016.
Loan limits for 2017 are in effect with FHA case numbers issued in 2017.
HUD has updated their website with the 2017 loan limits for FHA mortgages. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties will match the 2017 conforming high balance loan limits. FHA loan limits are effective with CASE NUMBERS issued in 2017. [Read more…]
All other counties have the same loan limits as they did in 2015.
2016 FHA loan limits for King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties are the same as 2016 Conforming High Balance loan limits.
Here is a complete list of FHA loan limits for all counties in Washington:
HUD is easing the requirements for condo approvals for a limited time. This is a great opportunity for home owner associations to submit their condo for HUD approval so that units in the condominium may be eligible for FHA financing.