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What is an FHA loan?

The FHA Loan is a government-backed mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), so borrowers can secure a reasonable interest rate with a lower down payment.

What other types of home loans are available?

When choosing between the FHA, USDA, VA, etc., sometimes it’s just easier to have somebody spell it out.  There are different types of loans to different needs of home buyers and homeowners.

Here are the fast facts on some of the most common types of home loans:

Conventional Financing

Whether it’s a first home, second, vacation getaway, or investment property conventional loans are available for qualifying borrowers with good credit, low debt-to-income ratio, and varying sizes of down payments.

Who can qualify?: First-time home buyers, repeat home buyers, real estate investors, and more.

Down Payment Requirements:  Down payment as low as 3% available

Mortgage Insurance:  Lender paid mortgage insurance is available

Fixed-Rate: 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30-year terms available

Adjustable-Rate: 3/1, 5/1, 7/1 and 10/1 terms available

FHA Loan

FHA Loans are a great option for first-time home buyers and low-to-moderate income buyers.  The FHA Loan is a government-backed mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), so borrowers can secure a reasonable interest rate with a lower down payment.

Lower Credit Score: Less than Perfect Credit is Allowed

Down Payment Requirements: Down Payments as low as 3.5%

Mortgage Insurance Premium: MIP Paid throughout the Life of the Loan

Fixed-Rate: 15, 20, 25, and 30 year terms available

Adjustable-Rate: 5/1 terms available

USDA Loan

 USDA Loans are a low-cost home loan designed for borrowers in rural and even some suburban areas.  There is no down payment required and closing costs up to 6% of the purchase price can be paid for by the seller.

Location Restriction: Visit rd.usda.gov/browse-state to see if your home qualifies.

Credit Score Requirements: Minimum credit score of 640

Down Payment Requirements:  100% financing available (no down payment)

Fixed-Rate:  30 year terms available

VA Loan

The VA Loan is a chance for us to serve those who have served our country.  The VA Loan allows Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Veterans, and Eligible Surviving Spouses to secure mortgage financing, often with no money down.

Who can qualify?: Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Veterans, and Eligible Surviving Spouses

Down Payment Requirements: In most cases, no down payment needed

No Mortgage Insurance Premium: VA Funding Fee Required

Fixed-Rate: 10, 20, 25, and 30 year terms available

Adjustable-Rate:  5/1 terms available

Restrictions: Primary Residences Only

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