FHA Announces Several Underwriting Changes

FHA recently announced several changes that will impact  underwriting in several areas. These changes are effective April 1, 2012.
Here’s a quick summary of these changes:
For self-employed borrowers: P&L statements are now required if the last business  tax return is more than 3 months old; statements must be audited if P&L  income is greater than the two year average.
For loans with disputed  accounts that receive an “Accept” by TOTAL: These are not  required to be referred to a DE underwriter for review as long as the total  amount of combined balances (1) does not exceed $1,000 and (2) the dates of  last activity are older than 2 years. If singular or combined balances total  more than $1,000 they must be paid in full at or prior to closing, or provide  proof of payment arrangements with 3 months of payments verified.
For collection accounts: If the total balances of all collection accounts are less than $1,000,  the borrower is not required to pay them off as a condition of approval. If  singular or combined balances total more than $1,000 they must be paid in full  at or prior to closing, or provide proof of payment arrangements with 3 months  of payments verified. Judgments must be paid unless payment arrangements have  been made and 3 months of payments are verified.
For definitions: The  following are now included in the definition of family member for the purposes of  Identity of Interest transactions: Brother, Stepbrother, Sister, Stepsister,  Uncle, and Aunt.
If you have any questions about these updates, and what  they might mean, give me a call or send me an email and I’ll be happy to  discuss this or any other pertinent matters with you.


About Best Florida Mortgage Company! Jim Marcinkowski

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