FHA Refinance - Cash Out Program

FHA 'Get Cash Out' Refinance Guidelines

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has evolved to fit the ever-changing needs of borrowers since its beginning in 1934. More lenient on credit guidelines than conventional lenders, FHA-insured loans have helped millions of families to refinance those mortgages to decrease their interest rates and monthly payments, and to pull cash out for personal reasons.


Most people have some money tied up in the equity of their home. To get access to this money you can refinance your home for actually more money than you currently owe on your home this is called "cash out refinance". This is a great way of consolidating debt, finance home improvements or pay for college. Or make an investment, take a vacation, buy a new car, whatever.


With an FHA Cash Out mortgage, you refinance your home for more than you owe, and 'pocket the difference'.


Cash-out refinances closed after April 1, 2015, are limited to 85 percent of the property's LTV.


An FHA Cash Out Mortgage refers to the refinancing of a loan where a home owner can borrow money on the equity in their home. By 'cashing out' on some of your homes equity , you can obtain cash on the value of your own home to pay off debts, upcoming expenses or any reason you wish. This refinance can usually provide you with a better mortgage interest rate that will save on your monthly mortgage payments during the loan. And it's all tax-deductible! 

Although an FHA Cash-Out Refinance Loan may appear similar to an equity loan, it is actually quite different. An equity loan is an additional loan. With a cash-out refinance mortgage, you are actually replacing your existing mortgage with a new (and quite often better) one.