How Do Delinquent Homeowners Association (HOA) Dues Affect FHA Mortgages?

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How Do Delinquent Homeowners Association (HOA) Dues Affect FHA Mortgages?

As part of the FHA condo project approval process, various aspect of the Home Owner's Association must be evaluated.  One such aspect is the delinquency rate of the current owners.  FHA guidelines require that no more than 15% of the total units can be in arrears on their condominium association fee payments.  Arrears is defined as more than 30 days past due.  This does not include late fees or other administrative expenses. The 15% includes all units (occupied, investor, bank-owned, vacant).

Should the delinquency percentage exceed 15%, exception requests may only be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The mortgage lender can submit a request to the jurisdictional HOC for the property.  No exception requests can be processed by the mortgage lender under the DELRAP option. Of course, FHA does reserve the right to reject any exception request received.

In order to be considered for an exception request, the following requirements must be met:

  • No more than 20% of the total units can be in arrears (more than 30 days past due).
  • The HOA provides a report for the past six months that reflects the history of unpaid assessments.
  • The HOA current reserve fund balance and current operating results (documented HOA Balance Sheet and Income/Expense financial statements dated less than 90 days at the time of submission) evidences excess available funds in the amount of the outstanding arrearage.
  • A review of the HOA financial statements and verification of the reserve account balance reveals that the HOA has sufficiently accounted for bad debt and arrearages.
  • A current reserve study that is no greater than 24 months old supports the sufficiency of the current HOA assessments to meet the project component replacement needs.
  • The HOA provides evidence of actions to collect the unpaid arrearages, including legal action, execution of payment plans, or other similar efforts.
  • The exception terminates with the expiration of the current condominium project approval.

HOA Dues delinquencies is just one of the many aspects of the FHA condo project approval process.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Dan Rosenberger
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Rodney, once again you have been a source of solid information in the often misunderstood world of condos.  There are definitely some differences between condos and single family homes.  The FHA approval process is definitely one of those unique features.  With the economy having left so many condo projects in limbo, it is more important than ever to understand this process.

Jul 03, 2011 04:53 PM #1
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Richard Riley
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Good review.  Thank you.

Jul 03, 2011 06:17 PM #2
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Rodney: Anyone doing a condo project would be wise to seek out a knowledgable mortgage/finance person like yourself! I'm sure you save them a lot of headaches!

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Thanks for all of the comments.  Happy Fourth of July.

Jul 04, 2011 10:40 PM #5
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Rodney, this is an important read for anyone involved in a sale or purchase of an HOA governed property.  Great explanation.

Jul 09, 2011 10:38 AM #6
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Hey, Rodney!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.

Jul 10, 2011 10:31 AM #7
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Patricia...thanks for the inclusion on your great list.

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Rodney, great info!  I re-blogged your post.  Its a good source for consumers and agents! 

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Rodney:

Thank you for your valuable information.  I am bookmarking your post, because I know I will the need the information at some point.

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Rodney - I'm grateful that Pat included you in here weekly post.  This is good information that I'm bookmarking for later.

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Gina....Thanks for the re-blog.

Evelyn.....I'm glad its been useful. 

Christine.....It was great of her to include it.

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Good post.  I will post it on my Facebook page.

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Jul 14, 2011 08:05 AM #13
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Rodney I was trying to get a hold of a listing agent yesterday. I wanted to ask him about an offer that I wanted to submit to him on his condo listing. He tells me that the Delinquency rate is 22% so a FHA will not work. But I read your comment in your blog where you said

Should the delinquency percentage exceed 15%, exception requests may only be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The mortgage lender can submit a request to the jurisdictional HOC for the property.  No exception requests can be processed by the mortgage lender under the DELRAP option.

I sent the e-mail to my lender. So hopefully we can work something out. Suggesting this one for a feature. Great post.

Jul 14, 2011 11:29 AM #14
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Roy...Thanks for the Facebook post.

Lanre....According to the HUD announcement, they wont allow more than 20% though. 

  • No more than 20% of the total units can be in arrears (more than 30 days past due).
  • Jul 16, 2011 09:08 AM #15
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    Wayne Thompson
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    Rodney...Solid information on an issue most people are unaware of. I have run into this lately and it is getting more and more common. I now get the HOA letter before we start the loan process.

    Wayne

     

    Aug 15, 2011 12:15 PM #16
    Rainmaker
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    Wayne.....Doing as much upfront as you can is the best.

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    I have a condo with very solid HOA and Management company, but the ratio of tenant/owner occupied is not good....I have a great offer on this condo, but this one is FHA....Crossing my fingers...

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