Who is right for a FHA Loan?
FHA loans are built with the first-time homebuyer in mind, but you don’t have to be a first-timer to use them. With low down-payment options, low credit-requirements, and low interest-rates, these programs make it easier to finance a home for just about anyone. If you agree with any of the below, an FHA loan may be best for you!
You're a first-time homeowner.
You want to put a small amount down.
You have an
okay credit score.
You're looking to remodel your home.
This will be your primary home.
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Buying a home but feeling a bit overwhelmed? We know how it goes. At Network Funding, we want you to feel confident in your mortgage decisions – after all, this is one of the biggest purchases of your life! That’s why we’ve created a suite of educational resources for your benefit!
For the information discussed on this page, we’re assuming the following: $300,000 purchase. $289,500 loan amount. $1406 P&I. 4.000%(5.089% APR). 686 FICO.
WHY ARE FHA LOANS GOOD FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS?
FHA loans are good for first-time homebuyers because they make owning a home possible for families that might not have a lot saved up yet or don’t have “perfect” credit. With low down payment options and typically lower interest rates than conventional loans, FHA loans are a great option for many first-time homebuyers.
WHEN IS IT BEST TO PUT MORE DOWN ON A FHA LOAN?
Generally it’s not. Putting more down on a FHA loan does not generally improve the terms or interest rate. However, it does mildly improve the Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP).
On a 30-year Fixed Loan, there is a slight improvement if the borrower puts 5% (or more down) vs. the minimum required 3.5%.
On a 15-year Fixed Loan, there is a slight improvement if the borrower puts 10% (or more down) v the minimum required 3.5%.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR REMODELING WITH A FHA LOAN?
Network Funding offers the Limited FHA 203(k) mortgage program. This program allows for the financing of the remodel of a home, but it is limited in as far as the extent of the work, the timeline and the amount you can finance.
- Eligible Transactions:
- Rate/Term Refinance
- Eligible Property Types:
- 1-2 Unit Primary Residence
- FHA Approved Condominiums
- HUD REO
- Amount of Repairs:
- Max $35,000 total rehabilitation cost
- No Minimum
- Type of Repairs:
- Minor Remodeling
- No Structural Repairs
CAN I BUY A VACATION OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY WITH AN FHA LOAN?
Unfortunately, no. FHA loans are for primary residence transactions only.