FHA Streamline Refinance- Scores Down to 580
FHA has permitted streamline refinances on insured mortgages since the early 1980s. “Streamline refinance” refers only to the amount of documentation and underwriting that the lender must perform.  No appraisal is required in some situations. 


The basic requirements of a streamline refinance are:

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The mortgage to be refinanced must already be FHA insured.

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The mortgage to be refinanced should be current (not delinquent).

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The refinance results in a lowering of the borrower's monthly principal and interest payments, or, under certain circumstances, the conversion of an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate mortgage.

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No cash may be taken out on mortgages refinanced using the streamline refinance process.