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Washington State FHA Home Loans

FHA Mortgage Loan Programs in Washington State
FHA Loan Requirements - 2022 FHA Loan Limits

Washington State FHA Loan | Requirements | 2022 FHA Loan Limits

FHA loans provide a great opportunity to buy a home in Washington State.  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.

Washington State FHA Loan Requirements

Below are some of the basic requirements to get an FHA loan in Washington State.  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 2022 FHA loan limits for all counties in Washington State 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 Washington State.  To have an FHA lender contact you, request a free consultation.

2022 Washington State FHA Loan Limits

Below are the 2022 FHA loan limits for every county in Washington State:

County Single Family (1 Unit) 2 Units 3 Units 4 Units
ADAMS $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
ASOTIN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
BENTON $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
CHELAN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
CLALLAM $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
CLARK $598,000 $765,550 $925,350 $1,150,000
COLUMBIA $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
COWLITZ $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
DOUGLAS $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
FERRY $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
FRANKLIN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
GARFIELD $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
GRANT $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
GRAYS HARBOR $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
ISLAND $511,750 $655,150 $791,900 $984,150
JEFFERSON $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
KING $891,250 $1,140,950 $1,379,150 $1,713,950
KITSAP $497,950 $637,450 $770,550 $957,600
KITTITAS $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
KLICKITAT $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
LEWIS $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
LINCOLN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
MASON $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
OKANOGAN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
PACIFIC $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
PEND OREILLE $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
PIERCE $891,250 $1,140,950 $1,379,150 $1,713,950
SAN JUAN $497,950 $637,450 $770,550 $957,600
SKAGIT $473,800 $606,550 $733,150 $911,150
SKAMANIA $598,000 $765,550 $925,350 $1,150,000
SNOHOMISH $891,250 $1,140,950 $1,379,150 $1,713,950
SPOKANE $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
STEVENS $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
THURSTON $477,250 $610,950 $738,500 $917,800
WAHKIAKUM $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
WALLA WALLA $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
WHATCOM $514,050 $658,050 $795,450 $988,550
WHITMAN $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
YAKIMA $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150

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