Posts Tagged: FHA


The Good And Bad Of Recent FHA Changes

FHA has been a popular financing option for condos because of the tightening mortgage guidelines on conventional condo financing and because of the FHA’s low down payment requirement. Currently representing 30 – 40% of the mortgages, any changes to this program can have a huge impact on the housing market. And one such big change… Read more


New FHA Condo Approval Rules Delayed Yet Again

First it was going to be October 1, then November 2. That’s when new FHA condo approval rules were going to be implemented. Now it’s December 7. I know it’s shocking but the government just can’t seem to get their act together – in this one rare instance. One of the more significant items we’ve… Read more


New HUD Guidelines Lift Ban on “Right of First Refusal”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a release which outlines upcoming changes designed to streamline the approval process for FHA financing for condominium projects. Most notably, there is a provision stating, “Right of first refusal is permitted unless it violates discriminatory conduct under the Fair Housing Act regulation in 24 CFR… Read more