How To Apply For FHA Loans In Austin, TX

There are three ways you can apply for an Austin FHA loan:

  1. Apply Online.
  2. Over the phone at 800-854-4142.
  3. Apply in person at any of our office locations.

The Federal Housing Administration has been working with lenders across the country to provide better and more accessible home loans to residents of the United States through the FHA Home Loan Program.

To apply for an FHA loan in Austin, you may call us at 800-854-4142 or Apply Online using the tools on this site.

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What is an FHA Loan?

An FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) under the authority of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The administration insures the loan against default, eliminating the risk from lenders in the event of foreclosure. Lenders can offer more favorable terms and lenient qualification requirements without the risk compared to conventional loans.

How Do I Qualify For An FHA Loan In Austin?

FHA loans are the most lenient mortgage loan program. To qualify for an FHA loan, you must meet specific eligibility requirements.
  • Credit

To qualify for an FHA loan, you must have a minimum credit score of 580. However, if your score is between 500 and 579, you may still be eligible with a minimum of 10% down payment, and certain restrictions will apply.

  • Income

You must have a two-year verifiable work history to qualify for an FHA loan. Recent college graduates are exempt from this requirement if they can provide a copy of their school transcript and diploma to show they recently graduated.

No minimum nor maximum income requirement exists to qualify for an FHA loan. However, there is a debt-to-income (DTI) ratio requirement. FHA loans allow a front-end ratio of 36 – 40% and a back-end ratio of up to 50%. Borrowers with compensating factors may qualify for up to 55% DTI ratio. 

  • Assets

All FHA loans. However, the funds may come as a 3.5% down payment. If your credit score is 580 and above, you qualify for a 3.5% down payment. If your score is below 580, you may still be eligible for an FHA loan with a 10% down payment.

Types of FHA Loans in Austin

There are different FHA loan programs for every borrower’s needs in Austin. Among them are the following:

  • 203(b)

The FHA 203(b), also known as the Basic Home Mortgage Loan, is the cornerstone of all FHA mortgage insurance programs for one- to four-unit residential properties, including individual condominium units and manufactured homes.

  • 203(k)

An FHA 203(k) loan is a type of government-insured mortgage that enables the borrower to obtain a single loan to purchase and improve a home. The purpose of an FHA 203(k) loan is to finance the rehabilitation or restoration of the borrower’s primary residence. It may be used to purchase a property or renovate an existing property.

  • 203(h)

The Section 203(h) program enables the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure mortgages made by qualified lenders to victims of a major catastrophe who have lost their homes and are rebuilding or purchasing another home.

  • HECM

A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is FHA’s reverse mortgage program. It allows you to withdraw a part of your home’s equity. The amount available for withdrawal varies by the borrower. It is determined by (a) the age of the youngest borrower or eligible non-borrowing spouse, (b) the current interest rate, and (c) the lower of the appraised value or the HECM FHA mortgage limit or the sales price.

You can also use a HECM to buy a primary residence if you have enough cash to cover the difference between the HECM proceeds, the property’s sales price, and closing costs.

FHA Loans Help Make Home Ownership 

Possible For a Wider Range of People.

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An FHA Loan Specialist Ready To Help You

Our FHA Loan Specialists are always available to help you and answer any questions.  You may contact a dedicated FHA Loan Specialist through our website or by calling us directly. You may also chat with us to get a quick answer to your questions.

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We Make The FHA Loan Process Quick & Easy

Lenders often times will steer their clients away from an FHA loan due to their inexperience with the program.  FHA Loans are a great source of funding for our clients.  We share our knowledge and experience with FHA loans, making it easier for borrowers.

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FHA Approved Lender

The Federal Housing Administration requires lenders offering FHA loans to go through an extensive approval process. We are FHA-approved and designated as a “Full Eagle” FHA mortgage lender offering FHA-insured home loans in Texas.