FHA Condo Approvals – Recent Email Inquiry: FHA Concentration
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It has become obvious that these emails and responses should be converted into blog articles so my goal will be to create a new blog article each week based on recent email questions that I receive.
Here is an email that I received recently regarding FHA concentration levels:
I came across FHA Concentration article of yours online and was wondering if you could confirm that the exception process is still available. I just found out today that the condo I have a contract on (and have had inspected) has a 60% FHA concentration. The condo seems to meet each of the requirements you listed, but I was not clear on what the process to have this exception granted is.
I appreciate any insight you can provide.
My response was as follows:
To my knowledge, HUD has not altered their ruling regarding FHA loan concentration. Nothing needs to be done by you with HUD in your case.
HUD has 2 levels of approvals: project level and loan level. I work on the project level side of things helping condominium projects to get approved with HUD. Once the project is approved, FHA loans are allowed in the project, as you know.
Loan applications go through a separate approval process with HUD (besides the typical loan approval process of the buyer/borrower being approved with the lender) and lenders have to verify certain information about the project. This is referred to as loan level.
Since the project already has 60%+ FHA concentration, I would assume that you shouldn’t have a problem getting another FHA loan through. The lender will verify that the project meets those requirements mentioned in the article and the loan will be made, pushing the FHA concentration higher.
I hope that this answers your question. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.
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