What is the history of the FHA Streamline Refinance Program?
In the early 1980's, the government launched one of the best programs
available - the FHA Streamline Mortgage Refinance program. This
program allows anyone with an FHA loan to lower their existing mortgage
interest to the lowest rates available, with no credit checks, using
their original FHA paperwork! So now, millions of Americans have
the opportunity to drastically lower their monthly payments and
literally cut thousands of dollars off of their mortgage!
The term "streamline"
refers to the limited amount of documentation and underwriting that
needs to be performed by the lender. The majority of this paperwork
is already completed and only needs to be resubmitted to qualify
for the refinance, which in essence "streamlines" the
What are the requirements for a FHA refinance?
The only basic requirement is; you can not have any FHA mortgage
payments that have been over 30 days late in the last 12
Is there anything else I need to know about
refinancing my FHA mortgage?
As with all loans, there are a few things that you can and can't
do. If you currently have a 15 year fixed FHA loan, you can refinance
to a 15 or a 30 year fixed or a 30 year variable. However, if you
have a 30 year fixed or variable FHA loan, you can only refinance
to a 30 year fixed or variable. In addition, you are not allowed
to take money out through a FHA Streamline Refinance, and you can't
refinance to a higher rate than you currently have. As you can see,
these items don't apply to most people, but it is necessary that
we post them here.
How long does a streamline FHA refinance
A typical streamline loan takes between 25 to 45 days to complete,
depending on the time of the month that you lock in your rate.
When is my new mortgage rate actually locked?
Your rate is considered locked when the loan officer has personally
verified your mortgage information and intent to refinance. Once
your rate is officially locked, you have a limited number of days
to provide the required paper work and information before the lock
is lost. During the rate lock period your interest rate can not
go up. However, if interest rates drop during the application
period we will make every effort to refinance your mortgage at the
How accurate are the interest rates shown
on this site?
We keep the rates as up to date as possible each day. However, the
rates shown are subject to banking holidays and available information
provided by the lenders themselves.
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