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Home Purchase Loans
Below is a list of a variety of different mortgage loan options.
Conventional loans are mortgage loans offered by non-government sponsored lenders. A conventional, or conforming, mortgage adheres to the guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It may have either a fixed or adjustable rate.
While many think that a 20% down payment is required for all conventional loans, many lenders now offer low down payment options
FHA loans are an attractive option, especially for first-time homeowners because it is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Primarily, the federal government insures loans for FHA-approved lenders in order to reduce their risk of loss if a borrower defaults on their mortgage payments.Typically the borrower can be approved with 3.5% down vs 20% that is required on other loan programs.
A VA Loan is Designed to offer long-term financing to veterans. VA mortgage loans are issued by federally qualified lenders and are guaranteed by the U.S. Veterans Administration. The VA determines eligibility and issues a certificate to qualifying applicants to submit to their mortgage lender of choice. It is generally easier to qualify for a VA loan than conventional loans.
Jumbo Loans exceed the maximum loan amounts established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conventional loan limits. Rates on jumbo loans are typically higher than conforming loans. Jumbo Loans are typically used to buy more expensive homes and high-end custom construction homes. Typically Jumbo Loans require a higher down payment than traditional loans.
Refinancing a mortgage is when a borrower gets a better interest rate and/or loan term. A borrower can achieve lower monthly payments and if they qualify, use their equity to obtain money that can be spent by the borrower.
USDA Rural Loan
The USDA loan is a zero-down mortgage option available to a large portion of the United States. USDA loans are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). They are offered to home buyers in less industrialized areas as a way to boost home ownership in rural areas.