Can a borrower using the HECM purchase program have more than one FHA-insured loan?

Current Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) mortgagors that plan to sell their existing residence and use the HECM for Purchase program to obtain a new principal residence must pay off the existing FHA-insured mortgage before the HECM for Purchase mortgage can be insured.

For additional information see Mortgagee Letter 2009-11 available at

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Topic Number: KA-02351