The right loan for you must be financially feasible, aligned with your goals as a homeowner, and will ultimately leave you in a better place than where you first started. We provide you with a full array of loan solutions so you can choose the one that best suits you.
It’s imperative for you to have a full understanding of each loan type so you can make informed decisions. Take a minute to assess each loan type before you set your decision in stone.
Conventional loans boast great rates, lower costs, and home buying flexibility. They are the loan option of choice for about 60% of all mortgage applicants. Conventional loans are also known as conforming loans, since they conform to a set of standards set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The following are highlights of this program.
If you have good credit and need a loan quickly, this is the loan for you. There are fewer restrictions on the loan itself, and there are fewer requirements for you to meet. Plus, a conventional loan is usually approved much faster than a government-backed loan. Also, you won’t necessarily need to purchase mortgage insurance, which can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. Another reason to consider a conventional loan is if you’re looking to purchase a condo.
Conventional loans are beneficial in a number of ways, which is why they can be challenging to qualify for – but if you do qualify, it is definitely something to consider seriously.
A fixed mortgage has an interest rate that won’t go up or down over the life of your loan. It’s the best security against rising mortgage rates and higher payments. If you know you don’t plan on moving or refinancing in the next few years, a fixed rate mortgage may be your best choice.
Fixed rate loans are great for offering peace of mind. You know your rate will never change. And fixed mortgage rates are currently at historic lows. This means your mortgage payment starts low and stays there. Don’t have a full down payment (20%)? No problem! We have low, fixed rate programs that only require 5% down! And although the 30-year fixed mortgage is our most popular program, we also offer fixed rate mortgages that have shorter terms.
Extremely low rate. Extremely low payment. For 5 comfortable years. Are you like many Americans who generally stay in their home for less than 5 years or refinance every 4 to 5 years? Our ROCK BOTTOM 5-Year ARM rates give you the lowest possible monthly payment for 5 years, saving you thousands of dollars over a traditional fixed rate mortgage.
With an FHA Loan, you can refinance up to 97.75 % of your home’s value. Or make a smart financial move and get cash from your home to consolidate your high-interest debt to a low, fixed rate – FHA cash-out refinance loans allow you to take out up to 85% of your home’s value. FHA loans are available in both a 15- and 30-year terms. Created and insured by the Federal Housing Administration, FHA loans are a great fit for just about everyone.
FHA Streamline. If you’re currently in an FHA loan, you could get a lower mortgage rate and payment with an FHA Streamline. The FHA Streamline offers a limited documentation option, has flexible credit requirements, and you could even avoid an appraisal.
The FHA 203K loan is designed for those buyers who have found the “perfect” home but it isn’t in “perfect” condition. With the 203K, you can borrow the purchase price PLUS extra funds for fixing it up. So with one loan you can buy your house and turn it into your home. Convenience and security for those hidden surprises that sometime pop up after you sign on the dotted line.
This loan program can be used for the purchase or refinance of a property that needs work. It allows you to borrow the funds you need to purchase and renovate the property. These loans are not new but took a back seat to other ways of financing the cost to renovate. With property values no longer increasing by double digits, and with equity loans being capped at 70-80% of current values (rather than 100% you could get just a few years ago), the options for financing renovations are limited.
The VA loan is a great program for veterans and/or their surviving spouses. Interest rates are low, the qualifications are simple and there is never any mortgage insurance. The VA loan program allows qualified borrowers to purchase a home with NO money down! And if you are refinancing, you can do so without any mortgage insurance, even if you need to borrow 100% of your home’s value. Available in 15, 20 and 30 year terms, the VA program gives you the flexibility of designing the right loan for you. And if you don’t plan on staying in your home for a long time or your tendency is to refinance every 4 or 5 years, ARM programs are available.
By meeting one of the following conditions:
Finally, a veteran applying for a VA Loan must not have been discharged under dishonorable conditions.
The “Mortgage Crisis” caused a lot of issues throughout the mortgage industry that left many homeowners owing more than their home is worth. Well the government has sent in the cavalry to help rescue as many “upside-down” borrowers as possible. The result: HARP and HASP. These programs provide relief for many by allowing homeowners to refinance their current mortgage into a new one that has more practical, manageable terms.
Established in 2009, for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Home Affordable Refinance Program provides an option for homeowners to refinance “Under Water Mortgages”. A HARP Refinance addresses situations where the homeowner’s property value has fallen causing them to no longer to qualify under traditional underwriting criteria. Homeowners with a loan owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae have the opportunity to refinance with any participating lender.
If you need a mortgage for more than $417,000, go Jumbo. Because of loan size limits imposed by government agencies, loans of $417,001 or more are subject to Jumbo (High Balance) guidelines. Simply put, it’s the only option…but it is also the best option because rates are at their lowest. If you need a Jumbo, there is no better time than now.
You own a large home and the large payment that comes with it. Not to worry. The Jumbo (both Conventional and FHA) loan program is designed just for you. Because Jumbo rates are extremely low, and the loan amounts are high, even a change in your rate of 1% can make a huge difference in your monthly payment. For instance, on a $700,000 loan, reducing your interest rate by only 1% equates to a savings of over $400 a month….every month.
Do you feel more comfortable in the country instead of the city? If so, a USDA loan may be right for you! A USDA home loan offers zero down payment for eligible rural and suburban home buyers.
The USDA guarantees a mortgage issued by Semper, similar to an FHA loan, allowing us to provide you with the best rate possible. USDA loans also allow for little to no down payments.
By meeting the following conditions:
Finally, those with credit scores above 640 may be eligible for streamline processing. Streamline processing allows for faster loan processing with less stringent requirements.