Posts tagged FHA
Graduated Payment Mortgages

Graduated payment mortgages or GPMs let you start out with a reduced monthly payment that gradually grows to the full payment amount over time.

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What was FHASecure Refinance?

In years gone, homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages who found it hard to make their monthly payments could count on an FHA solution to avoid foreclosure. The FHASecure refinance loan was the Federal Housing Administration’s answer to the growing foreclosure problem.

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What Is the Difference Between a Conventional Loan and an FHA Loan?

A conventional home loan and an FHA loan are both mortgage products that make it possible for home buyers to finance the purchase of a house. While they both help prospective home buyers to get the funding they need to buy a house, they have very different qualities, requirements, and terms.

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What is an FHA 245 Mortgage Loan?

Under section 245 of the FHA home loan program, home buyers with low income who expect their monthly earnings to increase may be eligible for a growing equity home loan. These home loans are designed to cushion the upfront costs for home buyers that may not be able to afford them. This is especially well-suited for first-time home buyers.

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What are the FHA Lending Rates?

The major banks in the United States use the Federal Funds Rate as a rule of thumb for establishing their own Prime Rates. Most of the time, any individual bank’s Prime Rate is the FFR plus about 300 basis points, or three percent. So, if the FFR is 1.5 percent, the FHA lending rate might be 5.5 percent. Or it could be 3 percent. This all depends on how badly those banks want to do business with FHA borrowers.


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What are the Requirements for an FHA Loan?

In basic terms, an FHA loan is a government-insured mortgage. Due to the fact that these loans are being offered by the government, instead of a for-profit company, FHA loans have a variety of benefits that can make it easier for you to buy your dream home without breaking a big sweat.

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What Is the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)?

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that insures private loans for buying and repairing homes. The FHA insures loans made by private lenders to borrowers who’d normally have a hard time getting favorable loans.

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How FHA Home Loans Work

A Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan is a loan with less stringent qualifications and low down payments. It’s part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s programs to help first-time homebuyers buy a home.

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Applying for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan

Like with most housing assistance programs, you can start at your local housing agency. You’ll be provided with a breakdown of the FHA loan-approved lenders in your area, whom you can apply to. If you qualify for the program, simply apply to these lenders. If you get more than one quote, you’re more likely to find a better deal.

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FHA 7 year ARM: Federal Housing Administration 7 Year Adjustable Rate Mortgage

The FHA 7 year ARM is a hybrid mortgage that is guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority. It is deemed a “hybrid” mortgage because it has a fixed interest rate in the beginning for 7 years and then switches to a variable interest rate. As with all adjustable rate mortgages (ARMS) the rate is composed of an index rate and the lender's margins.

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FHA 5/1 ARM: Federal Housing Administration 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage

A 5-year ARM FHA mortgage is a loan with a fixed and variable interest rate that is guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). The loan is a hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM): it starts out with a fixed interest rate for the first five years, then the rate becomes variable. The loan comes with a guarantee to the lender that the FHA will pay it off if the borrower fails to pay.

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