FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays With Credit & DTI

This BLOG On FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays With Credit & DTI Was UPDATED On January 4th, 2018

FHA mortgage loans are a great mortgage loan program for first time home buyers and to home buyers.

  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the parent of The Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
  • FHA is not a lender and has nothing to do with the origination, processing, underwriting, and funding FHA Loans
  • The Federal Housing Administration is a government entity that insures FHA Home Loans originated and funded by private banks and mortgage companies in the event borrowers default on their FHA Loans
  • In order for FHA to insure and guarantee lenders against losses on defaulted loans that goes into foreclosure, lenders must be HUD Approved and follow HUD Guidelines when underwriting FHA Loans
  • FHA Loans is the most popular mortgage loan program in the United States
  • FHA home mortgages benefits home buyers with less than perfect credit, higher debt to income ratios, 3.5% down payment, and first time home buyers
  • One thing mortgage borrowers needs to understand is that not all FHA Lenders offer FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays
  • We will discuss what FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays are and the typical common overlays banks and mortgage companies often have
  • Mortgage Borrowers need to understand just because they qualify for FHA Loans and meet HUD Guidelines does not mean that they qualify with all lenders
  • Just because a home buyer gets denied by one lender does not mean they cannot qualify with another

The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage is a direct lender with no overlays on government and conventional loans. USA Mortgage is one of the few national direct lenders that offers FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays.

Home Purchase With FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays

FHA mortgage loans allow a home buyer to be able to purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down payment.  Home buyers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, or short sale can have a second chance and be able to purchase a new home as long as they have re-established their credit.

The Federal Housing Administration also allows FHA mortgage loan borrowers to have their down payment gifted from relatives or family members.

The Federal Housing Administration Also Allows Non-Occupant Co-Borrower

FHA mortgage loans have much lenient lending guidelines than Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac conventional mortgage loan programs.

  • Minimum credit scores to qualify for a FHA Loan is 580 FICO with a 3.5% down payment
  • For conventional loans, minimum credit scores required to qualify for a conventional loan is 620 FICO
  • Down payment requirements for a conventional home buyer is 3% down payment for first time home buyers and 5% for seasoned home buyers
  • First time home buyers is defined as someone who did not own a home in past three years
  • HUD allows family members to be added on as non-occupant co-borrowers (more than one non-occupant co-borrowers is allowed)
  • VA only allows spouse married to veteran borrower to be added as co-borrower

FHA Mortgage Lenders: Mortgage Lender Overlays

Not all FHA mortgage lenders have the same FHA mortgage lending criteria:

  • Many FHA mortgage lenders have mortgage lender overlays which are above and beyond the bare minimum FHA mortgage lending guidelines set by the Federal Housing Administration
  • For example, the minimum credit score to qualify for a FHA mortgage loan with a minimum of a 3.5% down payment per FHA mortgage lending guidelines is a 580 FICO score
  • However, a FHA mortgage lender may have a mortgage lender overlay on credit scores that they will not accept any FHA mortgage borrower with at least a 640 FICO score
  • Other examples of mortgage lender overlays are minimum credit tradeline requirements
  •  Some FHA mortgage lenders require a minimum of 3 credit tradelines that has been seasoned for at least 24 months while others require 12 months
  • Some FHA mortgage lenders require rental verification even though DU FINDINGS does not require rental verification
  • You can get approved for FHA mortgage loans with unpaid old collections
  • A certain FHA mortgage lender might require that all collections be paid off prior to closing
  • The maximum back end debt to income ratio to qualify for FHA mortgage loans is 56.9%
  • Many FHA mortgage lenders will have their mortgage lender overlays capping back end debt to income ratios at 50% or even lower

FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays For Borrowers

Over 75% of our borrowers are folks who either gotten a last minute mortgage loan denial or are stressing during their current mortgage process with another lender.

  • The main reason for stress during the mortgage process or a mortgage denial by an underwriter is due to the fact that borrowers were not properly qualified
  • Borrowers were issued pre-approval letters by a loan officer without the file being underwritten
  • All of our pre-approvals at The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage are full credit loan approvals/loan commitment that has been fully underwritten and signed off by our mortgage underwriters

This is the reason why we close 100% of all our pre-approvals. There is no reason why any borrower who were issued a pre-approval letter should not just close but not close on time.

  • The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage are direct FHA mortgage lenders with no lender overlays
  • We can help mortgage loan borrowers who cannot qualify at other lending companies 
  • As long as the FHA mortgage loan borrower gets an approve/eligible from Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mac Automated Underwriting System DU FINDINGS, The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage will close the loan
  • The automated findings is the borrowers conditional loan approval
  • Whatever the DU FINDINGS state is the conditions that is required for the clear to close (CTC)
  •  Debt to income ratios requirements to get an approve/eligible per AUS FINDINGS  is 46.9% front end and 56.9% DTI back end
  • No rental verification (If AUS does not request)
  • Outstanding collections do not have to be paid
  • Charge offs do not matter and do not have to be paid
  • Minimum credit score required is 580 to qualify for 3.5% down payment FHA Mortgages

Common Mortgage Overlays By Lenders

As mentioned earlier, most lenders have overlays which are mortgage guidelines that are above and beyond those of FHA Guidelines.

Here are typical common lender overlays:

  • Many lenders will not go under 620 credit scores on FHA Loans: This is called a lender overlay on credit scores 
  • Debt To Income Ratio Overlays: Maximum debt to income ratio to get approve/eligible per AUS is 46.9% front end and 56.9% back end
  • Many lenders will cap debt to income ratio at 45% to 50%
  • Many lenders will want borrowers to pay off outstanding collections and charge offs:
    • This is not required by lender with no overlays
  • Timeshare Foreclosure:
    • Many lenders treat timeshare foreclosures as real estate foreclosure:
      • However, under HUD Guidelines, timeshares are not real estate and are installment loans so there is no waiting period after timeshare foreclosure
  • Overlays on credit disputes:
    • Credit Disputes on non-medical collections and any non-medical collections with an aggregate outstanding balance under $1,000 is exempt from retraction:
    • However, many lenders want borrowers to retract all credit disputes where retracting a credit dispute will lower credit scores

VA And FHA Loan During And After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

VA and FHA has the same mortgage guidelines when it comes to qualifying for VA and/or FHA Loans During and After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Most mortgage companies will have overlays on qualifying for VA and/or FHA Loans During and After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

  • However, under both VA and FHA Guidelines, borrowers can qualify for mortgage loans during Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plan as long as they have been in it for at least 12 months
  • There is no waiting period to qualify for both VA Loans and FHA Loans after Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge date
  • However, most banks and lenders will have overlays on qualifying for VA and FHA Loans After Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge date of two years

Qualifying For FHA Mortgage Loans With No Overlays

Home Buyers who have been denied by other lenders or do not qualify due to that lender overlays, please contact The Gustan Cho Team at USA Mortgage at 262-716-8151 or email us at gcho@usa-mortgage.com. We are direct lenders with no overlays on government and conventional loans. All of our pre-approvals are fully underwritten and signed off by our mortgage underwriters.

The information contained on Gustan Cho Associates website is for informational purposes only and is not an advertisement for products offered by The Gustan Cho Team @ Gustan Cho Associates or its affiliates. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and/or guest writers of Gustan Cho Associates Mortgage & Real Estate Information Resource Center website and do not reflect the policy of Gustan Cho Associates Lenders Network, its officers, subsidiaries, parent, or affiliates.

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