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Noam, Both Buyer and Seller in New York, NY

FHA loans in NY?

Asked by Noam, New York, NY Sat Nov 3, 2012

What do you need in order to qualify for an FHA loan or any other loan where the downpayment is no more than 5% in NYC?

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Coops do not allow FHA. Condo's do, but there might be an issue with the condo's right of first refusal.

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For an FHA loan the minimum down payment is 3.5% and the minimum credit score is 640. FHA loans also allow up to a 6% sellers concession which you can use to finance your closing costs and limit the amount of money you will need for the transaction. If you are a veteran you can use your VA eligibility for a VA loan and the minimum down payment is 0% and you are allowed up to a 4% sellers concession. The minimum credit score is also 640. Do you plan on relocating from Las Vegas?
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So what about, say, Brooklyn? Is it easier to buy a condo with an FHA loan there Vs Manhattan? What is the minimum/maximum loan amounts for FHA?
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Yes, I am. In a couple of months...
Is there a limit on the loan amount? I know apartments in NYC are very expensive...
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Hi Noam,

In NYC most buildings (70/75%) are cooperatives. FHA does not give loans in coops. The remaining apartments in NYC are in condos. Most condos in Manhattan give the condo board "first-right of refusal" in their bylaws. Because "right-of first-refusal" is a restrictive covenant FHA does not loan in condos with restrictive covenants such as right of first refusal.

There are some, mostly new development condos that have been approved for FHA loans. Regardless of down payment amount, a 10% deposit is usually required at contract signing for most real estate transactions in NYC.…

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Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
For a personalized answer visit with any licensed loan officer...FHA loans require a minimum downpayment of 3.5% down; most lenders prefer a 640 credit score...
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It all depends on the price and the property.

FHA has maximum loan amounts and approved condos.

Your real estate broker can help guide you after you've been pre approved by a mortgage broker.

Good luck!
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Hey Noam. The minimum requirements according to FHA/HUD are a minimum 620 FICO score, and a 3.5% down payment. Of course there are other income requirements as well. Check out… for additional information. You should also contact a Mortgage Consultant who is knowledgeable about FHA loans and can pinpoint you to the best loan that works for your needs.

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