The FHA has gone crazy, making sweeping new changes in several policies. You've got to keep these in mind when clients consider FHA loans. Here are some of the most extreme changes:
- Raised up-front costs for insurance
- TRIPLE down-payment requirements
- Cut seller concessions by HALF!
The government hopes the new policies will help the organization better handle risk. And they've got every reason to be nervous. 9% of all loans that the FHA insures are past due. FHA claims have been skyrocketing with the organization paying out of its capital reserves.
30% of all new loans (and 20% of refinances) are backed by the FHA. This is a 1,000 percent
increase over 2006. This seems like shaky ground for the company. The FHA is hoping to scale back to pre-crisis times and minimize their exposure.