Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

The federal agency established in 1934 to advance homeownership opportunities for all Americans. It assists home buyers by providing mortgage insurance to lenders to cover most losses that may occur when a borrower defaults; this encourages lenders to make loans to borrowers who might not qualify for conventional mortgages. Source: HUD

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How to Finance a Home Renovation

If you're buying a home that needs some work, here are two special types of home loans that allow you to finance the purchase and borrow the cash you need for renovations. And we're not talking pocket change. We're talking tens of thousands of dollars for repairs and improvements.

How to Get an FHA Loan

This government program can help homebuyers with lower credit, higher debt and little money for a down payment qualify for an affordable mortgage. Here's everything you need to know about them and lots of good advice on how to qualify for an FHA loan.

Buy a Condo with Confidence

It's not enough to find a good location at an affordable price. Condo buyers must consider lots of extra costs, from association fees and special assessments to how well the building is maintained and how strictly it enforces rules on everything from noise to pets.