Fixed Rate Mortgages (FRM)
The most common type of loan option, the traditional fixed-rate mortgage includes monthly principal and interest payments which never change during the loan’s lifetime.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)
Adjustable-rate mortgages include interest payments which shift during the loan’s term, depending on current market conditions. Typically, these loans carry a fixed-interest rate for a set period of time before adjusting.
FHA home loans are mortgages which are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), allowing borrowers to get low mortgage rates with a minimal down payment.
VA loans are mortgages guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs. These loans offer military veterans exceptional benefits, including low interest rates and no down payment requirement. This program was designed to help military veterans realize the American dream of home ownership.
Conventional loans are a good choice for new home purchases and refinancing. Unlike government-backed loans, they are sometimes harder to get because of the additional credit and financial requirements, but you will eventually discover that they offer much more flexible terms and fewer restrictions, which makes them more convenient.
A jumbo loan is a loan that exceeds the conforming loan limits as set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As of 2021, the limit is $548,250 for most of the US, apart from Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the limit is $822,373. Rates tend to be a bit higher on jumbo loans because lenders generally have a higher risk.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives out a variety of loans to help low- or moderate-income people buy, repair or renovate a home in a rural area. Some of the popular types of loans are: the single family direct homeownership loan, the single family guaranteed homeownership loan, the rural repair and rehabilitation loan or grant and the mutual self-help loan. This guide will help you figure out what these loans are and whether you qualify. These loans allow people to purchase a home with no money towards their down payment.
New Construction One Time Close Loans
As its name implies One-Time Close (OTC) is a Construction-to-Permanent loan program that offers all-in-one financing. Available for manufactured, modular, and stick-built homes, OTC loans allow borrowers to finance the construction of a home, lot purchase/land payoff, and permanent mortgage with just one closing. Designed to simplify the financing process for new home buyers, our One-Time Close offerings include FHA, VA and USDA programs. More
An FHA 203K loan is a loan backed by the federal government and given to buyers who want to buy a damaged or older home and do repairs on it. Here’s how it works: Let’s say you want to buy a home that needs a brand-new bathroom and kitchen. An FHA 203K lender would then give you the money to buy (or refinance) the house plus the money to do the necessary renovations to the kitchen and bathroom. Download Free FHA 203(k) Online Info Packet
Reverse Mortgages allow senior homeowners to convert a portion of their home equity into cash while still living in the home.
What kind of loan program is best for you?
Should you get a fixed-rate or adjustable rate mortgage? A conventional loan or a government loan? Deciding which mortgage product is best for you will depend largely on your unique circumstances, and there is no one correct answer.
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