FHA offers many events and training, including a series of updated pre-recorded training modules, covering multiple topics on FHA Single Family Housing policies, processes, and technology. FHA provides on-site trainings, self-paced pre-recorded trainings, and archived webinars and even has a YouTube channel. Many of these trainings are targeted to 203k Consultants and provide information on the 203k Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program.
On January 24 2018, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a temporary waiver of its Limited 203k program policy regarding the time period in which borrowers may be prevented from occupying the property as a result of repairs in determining whether a repair is considered “major.” The temporary waiver applies to Limited 203(k) mortgages closed on or before June 30, 2018, secured by properties in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
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The Federal Housing Administration understands the needs of those affected by the recent hurricanes. On November 9th the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a waiver covering all municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria (Maria), allowing damage inspections to be conducted beginning November 9, 2017. This waiver is in addition to the waiver issued by FHA on October 24, 2017, of its policy on the time frame for completing the inspection of properties prior to closing, or submitting the mortgage for FHA insurance endorsement in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas (PDMDAs) in municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Maria.
This includes all properties utilizing the 203k Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program.
On October 20 2017 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2017-15, Extension of Initial Disaster Foreclosure Moratorium for Properties in Specified Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. This Mortgagee Letter (ML) communicates specific guidance for the extension of the foreclosure moratorium for FHA-insured properties in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated Individual Assistance Areas that are located within the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The extension of these three initial moratoriums applies to the initiation of foreclosures and foreclosures already in process.
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I get asked from time to time by HUD Consultants as to how they can obtain more business. Although there are numerous ways to go about marketing your 203k Consulting services, I’ll explain what’s worked for me in the past.
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Over the past year and a half, I’ve had the luxury of speaking with several hundred FHA 203k Consultants. During my conversations, I’ve been surprised to learn there are a whole lota consultants out in the consulting world that are generating their specification of repairs “Ass Backwards” according to
Did I say “Ass Backwards”? Yes, and I certainly don’t mean their donkey is turned around looking the other way. What I mean is that when I’m speaking to consultants around the Country, they are informing me they are utilizing the contractors cost breakdown to generate their specification of repairs! This is a major HUD “NO NO”.
Like the 203k Consultant, the FHA Appraiser has the obligation and duty to call out any and all “Health and Safety” issues they discover during their investigation of the subject property. In the event you have already completed your Specification of Repairs (“SOR”), and the appraiser discovers any health and safety issues you failed to disclose on your SOR, you will be obligated to amend your SOR to include these items.