7 Major FHA Rule Changes – June 15, 2015
As you probably know, HUD has scrapped their old underwriting handbook and has re-written the whole darn thing which they will be implementing on all case numbers order on or after June 15. What they DIDN’T do was indicate which rules were CHANGED significantly from the previous handbook. We compared both the old and the new handbook and found 46 rule changes. Here are seven of them.
Old Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 2% of the sales price
New Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 1% of the salesprice
Old Rule – Federal debt makes borrower ineligible
New Rule – VERIFIED federal debt makes the borrower ineligible
Old Rule – Underwriter discretion allowed when received less…
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