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Georgia FHA Loans

What are Georgia FHA Loans?
FHA stands for Federal Housing Authority. FHA Loans provide low-cost insured Home Mortgage Loans that suit a variety of purchasing options. Whether you're buying a home or want to refinance your mortgage, FHA loans might be right for you. If you're unsure about your credit rating, or have concerns about a down payment, FHA loans can give you piece of mind with super low closing costs and flexible payment options.


What factors determine if I am eligible for an FHA Loan in Georgia?
To be eligible for FHA Mortgage Loans, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income. Your credit background will be fairly considered. You must be able to make a down payment, cover closing costs and have enough income to pay your monthly debt.

What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an FHA Mortgage is determined by:

Maximum Loan Amount in Georgia: The Maximum FHA Loan amount allowed for FHA Home Mortgages varies from county to county in GA. The highest maximum FHA mortgage right now in Georgia is $515,200. The lowest maximum amount available in any county is $271,050. To see what the limit is in the county in which you're interested, visit the following site https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm. This site lists U.S. territories as well as states.

Maximum financing: In Georgia, the maximum FHA financing will be 97.75% of the appraised value of the home or its selling price, whichever is lower.

How much money will I need for the down payment and closing costs?
Georgia FHA loans require the home buyer to invest at least 3.5% of the sales price in cash for the down payment and closing costs. If the sales price is $100,000 for example, the home buyer must invest at least $3,500. However, the home buyer can use gifts from family, funds from local, state or government agencies, or other sources for the down payment.

What property types are allowed for FHA Loans in Georgia?
While FHA Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and 1-4 family residences, in which the borrower intends to occupy one part of the multi-unit residence.

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What types of refinance programs does FHA offer in Georgia?
There are three main types of FHA Refinance loans available in GA.

FHA Rate/Term Refinance
The FHA Rate/Term Refinance is for borrowers who currently have a conventional fixed rate or ARM mortgage and wish to refinance into an FHA Mortgage. This program helps borrowers who wish to have a stable, fixed rate FHA Insured Loan.

Cash-Out Refinance
An FHA Cash Out Refinance is perfect for the homeowner who wants to access the equity that they have built up in their home. This program is beneficial to homeowners whose property has increased in value since it was purchased.


Streamline Refinance

The FHA Streamline Refinance is designed to lower the interest rate on a current FHA House Loan or convert a current FHA adjustable rate mortgage into a fixed rate. An FHA Streamline Refinance can be performed quickly and easily. It requires much less hassle and paperwork than a normal refinance including no appraisal, no qualifying debt ratios and no income verification.

How much can I refinance in Georgia?
The maximum amount for an FHA loan is determined by

Maximum Loan Amount in Georgia
The maximum FHA Loan Amount allowed for FHA Mortgage Refinance varies from county to county in Georgia. The highest maximum FHA Home Refinance amount right now in Georgia is $515,200. The lowest maximum amount available in any county is $271,050. To see what the limit is in the county in which you're interested, please refer to the FHA Loan Limit chart at the bottom of this page.

Maximum financing: In Georgia, the maximum financing for an FHA Rate Term Refinance (No Cash-Out) or FHA Streamline Refinance Program (No Cash-Out) will be 97.75% of the appraised value of the home or its selling price, whichever is lower. The maximum financing for an FHA Cash-Out Refinance in Georgia is 85%.

What factors determine if I am eligible for an FHA Refinance Loan?
To be eligible for an FHA Mortgage Loan Refinance in Georgia, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income. Your credit background will be fairly considered. You must be able to make a down payment, cover closing costs and have enough income to pay your monthly debt.

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Georgia FHA Mortgage Limits by County

MSA Name County Name
One-Family
Two-Family
Three-Family
Four-Family
NON-METRO APPLING $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
DOUGLAS, GA (MICRO) ATKINSON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO BACON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ALBANY, GA (MSA) BAKER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (MICRO) BALDWIN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO BANKS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) BARROW $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) BARTOW $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
FITZGERALD, GA (MICRO) BEN HILL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO BERRIEN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MACON, GA (MSA) BIBB $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO BLECKLEY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
BRUNSWICK, GA (MSA) BRANTLEY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
VALDOSTA, GA (MSA) BROOKS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
SAVANNAH, GA (MSA) BRYAN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
STATESBORO, GA (MICRO) BULLOCH $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY, GA-SC (MSA) BURKE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) BUTTS $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO CALHOUN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ST. MARYS, GA (MICRO) CAMDEN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO CANDLER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) CARROLL $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
CHATTANOOGA, TN-GA (MSA) CATOOSA $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO CHARLTON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
SAVANNAH, GA (MSA) CHATHAM $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
COLUMBUS, GA-AL (MSA) CHATTAHOOCHEE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
SUMMERVILLE, GA (MICRO) CHATTOOGA $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) CHEROKEE $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, GA (MSA) CLARKE $292,100 $373,950 $452,000 $561,700
NON-METRO CLAY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) CLAYTON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO CLINCH $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) COBB $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
DOUGLAS, GA (MICRO) COFFEE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MOULTRIE, GA (MICRO) COLQUITT $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY, GA-SC (MSA) COLUMBIA $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO COOK $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) COWETA $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
MACON, GA (MSA) CRAWFORD $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
CORDELE, GA (MICRO) CRISP $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
CHATTANOOGA, TN-GA (MSA) DADE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) DAWSON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
BAINBRIDGE, GA (MICRO) DECATUR $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) DEKALB $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO DODGE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO DOOLY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ALBANY, GA (MSA) DOUGHERTY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) DOUGLAS $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO EARLY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
VALDOSTA, GA (MSA) ECHOLS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
SAVANNAH, GA (MSA) EFFINGHAM $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO ELBERT $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO EMANUEL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO EVANS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO FANNIN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) FAYETTE $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
ROME, GA (MSA) FLOYD $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) FORSYTH $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO FRANKLIN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) FULTON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO GILMER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO GLASCOCK $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
BRUNSWICK, GA (MSA) GLYNN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
CALHOUN, GA (MICRO) GORDON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO GRADY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO GREENE $515,200 $659,550 $797,250 $990,800
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) GWINNETT $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
CORNELIA, GA (MICRO) HABERSHAM $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
GAINESVILLE, GA (MSA) HALL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA (MICRO) HANCOCK $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) HARALSON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
COLUMBUS, GA-AL (MSA) HARRIS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO HART $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) HEARD $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) HENRY $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
WARNER ROBINS, GA (MSA) HOUSTON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
FITZGERALD, GA (MICRO) IRWIN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO JACKSON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) JASPER $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO JEFF DAVIS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO JEFFERSON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO JENKINS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
DUBLIN, GA (MICRO) JOHNSON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MACON, GA (MSA) JONES $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) LAMAR $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
VALDOSTA, GA (MSA) LANIER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
DUBLIN, GA (MICRO) LAURENS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ALBANY, GA (MSA) LEE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
HINESVILLE-FORT STEWART, GA (MSA) LIBERTY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO LINCOLN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
HINESVILLE-FORT STEWART, GA (MSA) LONG $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
VALDOSTA, GA (MSA) LOWNDES $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO LUMPKIN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO MACON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, GA (MSA) MADISON $292,100 $373,950 $452,000 $561,700
COLUMBUS, GA-AL (MSA) MARION $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY, GA-SC (MSA) MCDUFFIE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
BRUNSWICK, GA (MSA) MCINTOSH $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) MERIWETHER $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
NON-METRO MILLER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO MITCHELL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MACON, GA (MSA) MONROE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
VIDALIA, GA (MICRO) MONTGOMERY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO MORGAN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
DALTON, GA (MSA) MURRAY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
COLUMBUS, GA-AL (MSA) MUSCOGEE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) NEWTON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, GA (MSA) OCONEE $292,100 $373,950 $452,000 $561,700
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, GA (MSA) OGLETHORPE $292,100 $373,950 $452,000 $561,700
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) PAULDING $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
FORT VALLEY, GA (MICRO) PEACH $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) PICKENS $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
WAYCROSS, GA (MICRO) PIERCE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) PIKE $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
CEDARTOWN, GA (MICRO) POLK $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO PULASKI $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO PUTNAM $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
EUFAULA, AL-GA (MICRO) QUITMAN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO RABUN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO RANDOLPH $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY, GA-SC (MSA) RICHMOND $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) ROCKDALE $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
AMERICUS, GA (MICRO) SCHLEY $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO SCREVEN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO SEMINOLE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) SPALDING $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
TOCCOA, GA (MICRO) STEPHENS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO STEWART $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
AMERICUS, GA (MICRO) SUMTER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TALBOT $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TALIAFERRO $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TATTNALL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TAYLOR $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TELFAIR $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ALBANY, GA (MSA) TERRELL $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
THOMASVILLE, GA (MICRO) THOMAS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
TIFTON, GA (MICRO) TIFT $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
VIDALIA, GA (MICRO) TOOMBS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TOWNS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TREUTLEN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
LAGRANGE, GA (MICRO) TROUP $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO TURNER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
MACON, GA (MSA) TWIGGS $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO UNION $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
THOMASTON, GA (MICRO) UPSON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
CHATTANOOGA, TN-GA (MSA) WALKER $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
ATLANTA-SANDY SPRINGS-MARIETTA, GA (MSA) WALTON $320,850 $410,750 $496,500 $617,000
WAYCROSS, GA (MICRO) WARE $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO WARREN $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250
NON-METRO WASHINGTON $271,050 $347,000 $419,425 $521,250


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 Why choose an FHA Mortgage?

  • Georgia FHA Loan Programs require a Low 3.5% down payment.
  • Non-occupant, co-borrower are permitted to qualify for an FHA Home Loan.
  • Georgia FHA Loan Income requirements use expanded qualifying ratios.
  • There are no prepayment penalties for FHA Mortgage Home Loans.
  • An Georgia FHA Loan is fully assumable.
  • FHA Mortgage Insurance has lower premiums.
  • FHA Loan Requirements allow for non-income qualifying, streamline refinance.
  • An FHA Home Mortgage is available in all areas of the country, provided a market exists for the property and the home meets HUD's minimum property standards.
  • An FHA Home Loan may be used to purchase or refinance a new or existing one to four family home in urban and rural areas, including manufactured homes on permanent foundations.
  • Georgia FHA Loan Terms are offered at periods of 15 or 30 years.

 FHA Refinance Programs

FHA Rate/Term Refinance
The FHA Rate/Term Refinance is for borrowers who currently have a conventional fixed rate or ARM mortgage and wish to refinance into an FHA Mortgage. This program helps borrowers who wish to have a stable, fixed rate HUD FHA Loan.

Cash-Out Refinance
An FHA Cash Out Refinance is perfect for the homeowner who wants to access the equity that they have built up in their home. This program is beneficial to homeowners whose property has increased in value since it was purchased.

FHA Streamline Refinance
The FHA Streamline Refinance is designed to lower the interest rate on a current FHA mortgage or convert a current FHA adjustable rate mortgage into a fixed rate. An FHA Streamline Refinance can be performed quickly and easily. It requires much less hassle and paperwork than a normal refinance including no appraisal, no qualifying debt ratios and no income verification.


 FHA Refinance Questions & Answers

What are the guidelines for an FHA Refinance?
If the borrower wishes to take cash out of the property, then the maximum financing amount is 85% of the appraised value, depending on the borrowers qualifications. If the borrower does not take cash out then the maximum financing will be either 98.75% or 97.75% of the appraised value of the home or the amount you are refinancing plus closing costs, whichever is lower.

Why should I consider refinancing into a FHA-insured mortgage?
FHA Refinance Loans do not come with prepayment penalties, have no teaser rates nor balloon payments. They are offered at market rate with terms up to 30 years and are fully amortized, meaning that you pay towards principal and interest every month.

What if I have a prepayment penalty and other refinancing costs and there isn’t enough equity in my home to refinance?
If you do not have sufficient equity in your home to add your prepayment penalty and/or other refinancing costs into your new HUD FHA Mortgage, then you should ask your lender to consider a second mortgage to pay the difference or a short payoff on your existing loan. Offering either of these options is at the discretion of the lender.

Does it matter that the value of my home is now less than what I still owe?
Not to The FHA, but your current lender will have to be willing to accept a short payoff on the existing loan OR to hold a second mortgage to make up the difference needed to pay off the existing mortgage and the home’s value.


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