The market value of condos may be further depressed by new Homeowner Association (HOA) requirements set by FHA. FHA loans are the most popular mortgage product for condos because of the combination of low down payment and easier qualifying. Other mortgages may be available for HOAs that are not FHA approved, however, they have: 1) higher rates; 2) higher down payments; 3) more stringent qualifying guidelines.
Implemented in February, the HRAP/DELRAP (HUD Review and Approval Process/ Direct Endorsement Lender Review and Approval Process) program sets out new guidelines for projects to be eligible for FHA financing. Among the requirements are:
* the HOA may not have 15 percent of the homeowners delinquent on HOA dues
* one investor or entity may not own more than 10 percent of the project
* at least 50% of the project must be owner occupied
* More requirements apply. Call 1- Chip Allen below for more information.
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