Types of Loan Programs
Conforming vs Nonconforming
There are two types of Conventional loans: conforming and non-conforming. Conforming loans have terms and conditions that comply with guidelines dictated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Non-conforming loans, also known as Jumbo loans, are above the maximum loan amount set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines. Typically, a Conventional loan requires a high credit score and more money down, but is a great option as it does not have as many provisions as an FHA loan.
Benefits of an FHA Loan
FHA loans can be used to purchase a home or refinance an existing mortgage, and there are many benefits to having an FHA loan. You can purchase a home with a lower down payment than a conventional loan or use a streamline refinance to lower your current payment, with less documentation than a traditional loan. Typically, an FHA loan is one of the easiest types of mortgage loans to qualify for because it requires a low down payment and you don’t have to have perfect credit. For FHA loans, a down payment of 3.5 percent is required for maximum financing. Borrowers with credit scores as low as 500 can qualify for an FHA loan.
Do you Qualify for a VA Loan?
A VA loan is designed to help active duty military and veterans qualify for homeownership. Guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, they offer lower interest rates and better terms than conventional mortgages and are offered exclusively to service members and certain military spouses.
VA home loans can be used to refinance an existing mortgage with either the IRRRL Streamline Refinance or a cash out refinance. VA loans are one of the most popular choices among eligible first-time home buyers because of the exceptional benefits they offer military borrowers.
Read more about Jumbo loans
Sometimes traditional loans aren’t enough to buy the home you really want. A Jumbo loan is a mortgage that can exceed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conforming loan limits of $424,100, or up to $637,150 in some high-cost areas. Also known as non-conforming loans, Jumbo loans and Super Jumbo loans offer the flexibility of borrowing with less restrictions.
Need to Renovate?
Whether you’re buying a home that needs to be completely remodeled or simply update a few spaces, the FHA 203k loan allows you to combine your renovation costs into your mortgage so there is one loan with one closing. The amount borrowed is a combination of the cost of the home and the estimated price of the repairs, including the labor expenses. This type of loan is backed by the Federal Housing Administration, but you don’t need to have an FHA home loan to qualify for a FHA 203k refinance loan.
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- No More Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – Refinancing your home could allow you to get rid of your private mortgage insurance, which helps you save money.
- Pay off debt: Refinancing could allow you to pay off high-interest credit card debt, student loans, auto loans, or other high-interest debt.
- Increase your long-term net worth: A lower interest rate on your mortgage means you’ll save money over the lifetime of the loan.
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