Government Loans benefit customers seeking a mortgage with a lower down payment requirement or those who may need more flexible qualifying guidelines due to limited credit history.
FHA Mortgages have lower down payment requirements that may be easier to qualify for than a conventional loan. The loans are made by private lenders and insured by the FHA, with both an upfront and a monthly charge for this insurance. The FHA has caps (limits) on the mortgage amount based on the county where the home is located. Click here for more information on September 14, 2015, underwriting and eligibility changes.
FHA 203(k) Mortgages
FHA 203(k) Mortgages are available to help home buyers purchase a home in need of updating or improvements. The lender loans money to buy a home AND complete repairs in a single mortgage. This rehab loan offers fixed rates with down payments as low as 3.5%. The home must be your primary residence. The FHA 203(k) is also available for refinance transactions.
FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM)
FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) are available to assist home owners and home buyers with energy upgrades that are financed into their mortgage loan. The FHA EEM Program will add value to your home while reducing utility expenses without effecting qualification or having to provide additional down payment. This program is available for FHA Purchase and Refinance loans.
VA Mortgages are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA loans are designed to help service people and veterans obtain financing at very reasonable rates and offer financing up to 100% of the home’s value with a maximum loan limit of $417,000.