· (Learn more in An Introduction to the FHA 203(k) Loan and Applying for an FHA 203(k) Loan.) The Bottom Line FHA loans make it easier for borrowers to qualify for a mortgage.
· FHA guidelines on student loans are stricter. FHA does not allow student loans in deferment to be excluded from your debt-to-income ratio. In fact, if the monthly payment on your credit report is less than 1% of the total balance of your student loan, the lender must increase the monthly payment to 1% of the balance and use that to qualify.
FHA tightens mortgage regulations for riskier homebuyers. The FHA is concerned that backing higher-risk loans can potentially lead to.
No is the General Rule. HUD’s general rule is that a borrower can have only one FHA loan at a time. If the borrower wants a new FHA loan, then he usually must pay off the first FHA loan before applying for the next FHA loan. Despite the general rule, HUD does allow one person to have multiple FHA loans in certain rare circumstances.