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Should I Buy A Condo With An FHA Home Loan?

FHA Mortgage Or USDA Home Loan: Which Is Best For You?

What makes FHA mortgages different than USDA home loans for the same kind of property? Both FHA and USDA mortgages are offered for single-family homes and you can apply for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage under both programs with lower interest rates and more flexible credit requirements than some conventional loans. What makes FHA and USDA mortgages so different?  One important factor is who qualifies for each kind of loan. USDA mortgages are intended specifically for low to moderate income borrowers who are looking for affordable housing. USDA mortgages feature price limits and household income limits that will affect the borrower’s overall loan eligibility. FHA mortgages do not feature such restrictions and are for any financially qualified borrower regardless of the upper limit of their household income. USDA loans feature | more...

 
Will FHA Loans Let Me Rent Out My Home?

FHA Mortgage Loan Facts

What do you need to know about FHA home loans? Aside from dispelling the common myth that FHA mortgages are only for first-time home buyers or economically disadvantaged house hunters, there are many things you should know about the FHA loan program before you apply. FHA loans differ from other mortgages with their lower credit score requirements, low down payments, and zero penalty for early payoff of the loan. FHA home loans are for any borrower who can financially qualify and you do not need to worry about income limits or other need-based restrictions. There are some things you should know about FHA loans that are universal to all home buying experiences in America. One of those? No matter what your lender, real estate agent, or anyone else says or | more...

 
Conventional Loan Interest Rates Make History, FHA Loan Rates Still Incredibly Low

More FHA Mobile Home Loan Advice

Did you know that you do not have to own the lot your new mobile home will be placed on in order to be approved for an FHA home loan? FHA mortgage loans for mobile and manufactured homes permit you to purchase a mobile home, modular home, or manufactured home that will act as your primary residence and that will be attached permanently to an approved foundation. There is more than one type of mobile home loan you can get from a participating FHA lender who offers them. You can apply for an FHA mortgage to buy the mobile home alone, or you can apply to purchase land in conjunction with the mobile home purchase. Your lender may even allow you to apply for a home loan to purchase the | more...

 
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FHA Mobile Home Loans: What You Need To Know

FHA home loans are available for a variety of things including mobile homes, manufactured homes, and modular housing. What do you need to know about mobile home loans offered under the FHA program? Mobile Home Loans Are Specific The home you purchase with any FHA mortgage must be classifiable as real property, which means it must be taxable as real estate regardless of whether or not it is actually taxed in your state. Real estate refers to properties that have a permanent foundation. FHA loans for mobile homes are under the Title 1 program. Mobile homes that will not be permanently affixed to a permanent foundation that meets FHA standards cannot be approved for an FHA home loan. FHA Mobile Home Loans For Lot And Home Yes, FHA mortgages can | more...

 
Is your credit ready for an FHA loan?

Mortgage Advice: Are You A First-Time Homebuyer?

Are you a first-time homebuyer? There are some issues you should know about when you start your journey toward owning a home. It is a very good idea to make a checklist before you start and add to it along the way. Start your process as organized as you possibly can-there are some important things to do before you ever fill out home loan paperwork and there are a lot of little details. Organizing, checklists, and goal-setting are all important skills you’ll develop or continue to develop during this process. Real Estate Agents: To Use Or Not To Use? A real estate agent can be a big help for a first-time home buyer but you do NOT have to use one if you don’t want to. This is a choice | more...

 
Is your credit ready for an FHA loan?

Choosing The Right Home Loan

Are you considering the purchase of a home? Among the options, you need to consider? The right kind of home loan for the right type of borrower. There are many loan programs out there with a variety of government-backed mortgages to choose from including USDA, FHA, and VA. There are also Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. When exploring those home loan options, some borrowers want the lowest upfront costs possible, which makes sense when a borrower has other goals for that money, and making a down payment would hurt those plans. Some borrowers may need that money at another point, and seek out down payment assistance in the form of grants, loans, etc. One type of home loan that features a low down payment of 3% and allows down | more...

 
FHA Mortgage Loan Issues: "Identity Of Interest"

FHA Home Loan Mortgage Rates

First-time borrowers sometimes ask, what is an FHA home loan mortgage rate? The FHA loan rate is the interest rate you’ll negotiate with the lender on a 15-year or 30-year FHA mortgage. There are some facts you should know about FHA loan rates that will make understanding them much easier. FHA Loan Rates: They Vary By Lender Technically speaking, the mortgage loan interest rate on your loan is something determined by the loan officer, based on current market rates and other factors. Who gets the most competitive FHA loan rates? Those who meet FICO score standards and the lender’s other financial qualifications. But rates, being negotiable, can be bought down using discount points–an option you and the participating FHA lender should discuss as early as possible. Buying discount points makes | more...

 
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Home Loans: When To Get Pre-Approved

When should a house hunter choose to get pre-approved for a home loan? It’s a common question many borrowers ask. But there can be some confusion over this question because some use the term “prequalify” interchangeably with “pre-approval”. But these two terms actually mean different things. Getting prequalified for a home loan is something you do early in the house hunting stages. You are not ready to make any offers yet but you want to let sellers know you are not window shopping. Prequalification means the borrower has filled out some basic paperwork with a lender while in the house-hunting process. It is not loan approval and borrowers still, at this stage, have a ways to go before loan approval happens including filling out basic loan application paperwork (not pre-qualification | more...

 
Do You Need Down Payment Help?

Comparing Mortgages: Conventional 97 Loans Versus FHA Home Loans

For low down payment requirements, the FHA mortgage is a home loan that has appealed to a vast number of people. It features a down payment of only 3.5% and has many perks such as no penalty for early payoff of the mortgage. FHA home loans are government-backed mortgages, which means lower risk for the lender. That government guarantee means your lender may offer lower FICO score requirements for FHA borrowers–one major benefit of FHA home loans for some is that lower FICO score bar plus the 3.5% down payment requirement.   But it isn’t the only low-downpayment home loan option; there is a conventional home loan product called the Conventional 97 with an even lower down payment of three percent. Is this a smarter option than an FHA mortgage? | more...

 
Is your credit ready for an FHA loan?

First-Time Home Buyer Tools You Should Know

Are you buying a home for the first time? Are you buying a home after a long gap in home ownership? There are some consumer tools you should know about that can help you get closer to owning your dream home. And not all these tools are for the planning and saving stages of the loan. For example, when house hunting, if you find a home you want, do you know how much your monthly mortgage payment will be? You can use online mortgage calculators that can help. But that’s a common mortgage tool–what about other options? Credit Issues Borrowers who need to work on their credit might be surprised to learn that they can repair their own credit AND get advice on improving credit on a do-it-yourself basis. Did | more...