What is happening today in mortgage lending: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has developed form HUD-92900-LT, FHA Loan Underwriting and Transmittal Summary (LT) to replace both mortgage credit analysis worksheets, HUD-92900-PUR and HUD-92900-WS (MCAWs ) remember that this new forms will be required October 1, 2008. The form HUD-92900-A, Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application, has also been updated with minor revisions also required October 1, 2008. This information can be found in MTG letter 2008-15Seller paid DPAs will be gone by October 1, 2008 however most lenders have already announced they are no longer accepting new applications with a DPA. If you have some time to spend you can go to this grant website http://www.grants.gov/ and find a grant. FHA does still accept grants. You can also access this web site by going to my blog clicking on “FHA Tips” on the right hand side, from the FHA Tip page you can find on the left hand side “Helpful FHA Websites” and click on "FHA Allowable Grants". I do want to caution you it would be labor intensive task.The down payment for FHA is scheduled to change January 1, 2009 from 3% to 3.5%The new FHA loan limit will be the greater of $271,050 or 115 percent of an area's median home price, up to $625,500, the temporary limits are still good until Dec. 31, 2008.
Shirley Nault has been a mortgage professional for over 20 years. Visit her other mortgage web sites go to www.mtgview.blogspot.com or www.dutips.blogspot.com