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New Jersey FHA Home Loans

FHA Mortgage Loan Programs in New Jersey
FHA Loan Requirements - 2023 FHA Loan Limits

New Jersey FHA Loan | Requirements | 2023 FHA Loan Limits

FHA loans provide a great opportunity to buy a home in New Jersey.  The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) was created to help the average American have a chance at owning their own home.  One of the reasons that FHA loans are so popular is because of the low down payment option.  FHA loans allow you to purchase a home with only a 3.5% down payment.  There are also less strict requirements to get an FHA loan (compared to conventional loans), such as being able to qualify with a credit score as low as 500.

New Jersey FHA Loan Requirements

Below are some of the basic requirements to get an FHA loan in New Jersey.  If you would like to find out if you are eligible for an FHA loan, we can help match you with a lender.  To have an FHA lender contact you, request a free consultation.

  • Credit Score – To qualify for the 3.5% down payment, you must have a 580 credit score or higher. If your credit score is between a 500-579, you still may qualify for an FHA loan, but will be required to put 10% down.
  • Job History – Proof of employment for 2 years is required. It is ok if you have changed jobs, but you need to show consistent employment/income.
  • Financial Statements – You should expect to be required to provide your 2 most recent bank statements, pay stubs, and tax returns.
  • Debt-to-Income – You can not have a debt-to-income ratio higher than 43%.  However, if you have “compensating factors” you might be able to get approved with higher debt levels (a compensating factor could be more money in savings, longer job history, or great credit).
  • Primary Residence – You must occupy the home that you intend to purchase and have it be your primary residence. FHA loans are not available to purchase an investment property, second home, or vacation home.
  • Mortgage Insurance – All FHA loans, regardless of the lender, require two types of mortgage insurance.  This includes the UPMIP (Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium) and the regular MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium).  FHA MIP acts similarly to how PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) on a conventional loan acts.  You can use this FHA loan calculator to estimate your monthly payment and mortgage insurance costs.
  • FHA Loan Limits – FHA loans have maximum lending limits, which are set at the county level. You can view the 2023 FHA loan limits for all counties in New Jersey below.

Would you like to see if you qualify for an FHA loan?  We can help match you with a mortgage lender that offers FHA loans in New Jersey.  To have an FHA lender contact you, request a free consultation.

2023 New Jersey FHA Loan Limits

Below are the 2023 FHA loan limits for every county in New Jersey:

County Single Family 2 Family 3 Family 4 Family
ATLANTIC  $472,030  $604,400  $730,525  $907,900
BERGEN  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
BURLINGTON  $529,000  $677,200  $818,600  $1,017,300
CAMDEN  $529,000  $677,200  $818,600  $1,017,300
CAPE MAY  $548,550  $702,250  $848,850  $1,054,900
CUMBERLAND  $472,030  $604,400  $730,525  $907,900
ESSEX  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
GLOUCESTER  $529,000  $677,200  $818,600  $1,017,300
HUDSON  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
HUNTERDON  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
MERCER  $472,030  $604,400  $730,525  $907,900
MIDDLESEX  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
MONMOUTH  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
MORRIS  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
OCEAN  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
PASSAIC  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
SALEM  $529,000  $677,200  $818,600  $1,017,300
SOMERSET  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
SUSSEX  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
UNION  $1,089,300  $1,394,775  $1,685,850  $2,095,200
WARREN  $472,030  $604,400  $730,525  $907,900

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