The most common is the 30 year fixed conventional loan. A great program for borrowers with good to great credit. Underwriting guidelines are set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. There are also 20 year, 15 year, as low as 8 year conventional loans.
With a home purchase you can
get a home with as little as 3% down. However, anytime you have a conventional loan with less than 20% down, you will have PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance).
A Jumbo loan is any loan that is over the conventional loan size for your County. Either over $548,250 or some higher cost counties go as high as $765,600 for single family residences. This number can change annually as well. We are awaiting 2021 numbers...
Jumbo loans often come with more stringent underwriting guidelines, reduced debt to income ratios, higher asset requirements, higher credit scores needed, larger down payments, etc.
Each individual lender that offers a Jumbo program will create their own specific underwriting guidelines.
VA mortgage loans are one of the best loan products on the market.
Veterans can do $0 down payment with a loan size of $484,350 or less ($726,525 in high cost areas).
Typically veterans have access to lower rates, especially on a 30 yr fixed loan.
The Jumbo VA loan sizes can go over the County limit with a down payment. In addition, many VA Mortgage Loans are assumable and have NO monthly PMI regardless of down payment.
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) - insures the loan, so your lender can offer you a better deal. FHA allows a buyer to purchase a home with as little as 3.5% down. They tend to be more lenient on areas such as credit, funds to close and co-borrowers.
Some benefits of FHA loans are:
FHA might be just what you need. Your down payment can be as low as 3.5% of the purchase price, and most of your closing costs and fees can be included in the loan.
FHA loan limits for 2020 range from $331,760 – $765,600 and vary by county. The maximum amount for an FHA loan on a single-family home in a low-cost county is $331,760, while in high-cost counties it is $765,600.
In the past USDA Loans were often call "farmers loans" but times have changed. Almost anyone outside of a major metropolitan area looking to purchase a home can qualify for a USDA loan. Eligibility varies based on area, your income, credit history, and number of dependents claimed.
In Arizona, if a first-time home buyer qualifies they can get mortgage help courtesy of the Arizona Department of Housing - AZDOH. Arizona’s Home Plus loan program offers assistance with down payment and closing costs. In addition, borrowers can get discounts on mortgage insurance.
In California, the California Housing Finance Agency, or CalHFA, provides mortgage and assistance programs to help Californians buy their first home.
In Colorado, the CHFA programs can help first-time home buyers purchase a home.
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