FHA May LIMIT Seller Contribution-They are at it again!!
FHA is proposing a rule to limit seller contribution One reason is that they feel that the 6% cap that is currently in place is serving to artificially inflate the appraised value of homes. The new rule will drop the maximum seller contribution from 6% to a maxium of 3% or $6000 whichever is GREATER.
There is also an increase in the annual mortgage insurance premium (also called monthly MIP) by .10% going into effect for loans under 625,500. Over 625,500 there will be a .25 increase. EFFECTIVE FOR CASE NUMBERS ASSIGNED ON OR AFTER APRIL 1st.
Not only will there be an increase to the monthly cost, but the Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium will increase from 1% to the 1.75%. This number is typically financed into the loan. EFFECTIVE FOR CASE NUMBERS ASSIGNED ON OR AFTER APRIL 1st.
What does that mean for your buyer's? HIGHER out of pocket costs and a HIGHER monthly mortgage payment.
Here's an example assuming a $250,000 home for sale in Baltimore, Maryland.
PLEASE NOTE: The fees noted below are estimates and may not represent the true cost to purchase a specific property. For the actual cost to purchase a home in Maryland, including rates and fees , please contact me directly at 410-960-2061. The 4% rate is for example purposes only. Your actual rate may be higher or lower than 4%.
A REAL WORLD COMPARISON USING:
TODAY'S REGULATIONS AND PROPOSED CHANGES
If you have been pre-qualifed using the current numbers, be sure to ask your lender if the upcoming changes will affect your ability to purchase. Realtors, if you have buyers under contract on short sales, be aware, any delay may mean a buyer that no longer qualifies or needs more money out of pocket.
Is this one more reason to get off the fence and buy today?
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FHA May LIMIT Seller Contribution-BUYERS NEED MO' MONEY!
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