Government backed loans by FHA and VA
We will help you get into your dream home because we offer a full array of mortgage products to fit your needs. This section is here to help you understand the Non-Conventional mortgage product. When you hear the term non-conventional, this is just another way to refer to a mortgage backed and secured by a department of the Federal Government. This page is a combination explanation of FHA and VA loan products.
The loan term FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration. You may have also heard the abbreviation HUD. The abbreviation HUD stands for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. An FHA loan is a great and very popular mortgage product that is available with as little as a 3.5% down payment. You would really want to take advantage of FHA’s ability to lend with your low down payment of 3.5%. It really does not pay to put a large down payment on a home and still obtain FHA financing. There will still be mortgage insurance on an FHA loan even if you were to put more than a 20% down payment. As you can see, you might as well go with the low down payment option when using FHA financing. Unlike conventional loans, you will have to do a refinance to remove the mortgage insurance on an FHA loan.
A VA loan is a mortgage backed and secured by a department of the Federal Government. The loan term VA stands for Veterans Administration. A VA loan is a wonderful mortgage product that is available to our veterans. Veterans eligible for a VA loan can buy a home with 100% financing! A great highlight of a VA loan is that there is no monthly mortgage insurance. That’s right, even with 100% financing, there is no monthly mortgage insurance. This product is not available to everyone though. This is reserved for our United States veterans of the military.
The minimum credit score needed in order to obtain an FHA loan is 580. The minimum credit score needed in order to obtain a VA loan is 550. There are three credit bureaus that are considered when buying a home. The three credit bureaus are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Each of these bureaus will give their own credit score (risk rating) for you. Sometimes, the credit bureaus will generate the same score only by coincidence, but most of the time you will see three different scores. The highest credit score given by any of the three bureaus is disregarded, the lowest credit score is then disregarded, and you are left with your middle credit score. The middle credit score is what is utilized to determine your eligibility and several other factors while obtaining a home loan. The property types allowed for conventional financing are single family homes, townhomes, villas, duplex(2 units), triplex (3 units), quadplex (4 units), and very few condos. Condos must already be FHA or VA approved in order to obtain FHA or VA financing. You are able to live in one of the multi unit homes (duplex, triplex, or quadplex) and have the rental income to be received on the other units count towards your income to help qualify. Income also needs to be verified while obtaining a conventional mortgage. If you are self-employed, we will review your two year most recent personal and business (if applicable) tax returns. If you are a wage-earner, someone that obtains a W2 at the end of the year, we will review your previous two year tax returns along with a current paystub. Don’t worry – if your previous income is significantly lower than your current income, we can use your higher income just as long as it is justified (increase in pay or a pay raise, promotion, working overtime hours, etc.). If you are retired, we would just need proof of your retirement income (Social Security, pension, etc.). We will also need to verify assets (bank statements) in order to obtain a conventional loan. Again, don’t worry – your funds to close can come as a gift just as long as it comes from an acceptable source (ie no cash money, unverifiable cash, etc.). Gift funds have to be verified but they are allowed.
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Closed on my home in March! They were easy to work with and explained the process every step of the way. Being a first time homebuyer, Jason was very reassuring and I felt comfortable going into such a large investment transaction. Every phone call was returned timely so I didn’t feel alone in the process. I am so happy I partnered with AAA.
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