A mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed for low to moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment. FHA loans allow the borrower to borrow up to 96.5% of the value of the home. The 3.5% down payment requirement can come from a gift or a grant, which makes FHA loans popular with first-time buyers.
What Is An FHA Streamline Refinance?
If you already have an FHA mortgage then you might qualify for a FHA Streamline Refinance. An FHA Streamline Refinance is a great way for a borrower with an existing FHA backed mortgage to reduce their interest rate, reduce their payment or possibly both.
Here are some really cool facts about an FHA Streamline Refinance:
The Refinance Must Have A "Purpose"
Streamline Refinance applicants must demonstrate that there's a Net Tangible Benefit in the refinance or in other words a legitimate reason for refinancing. For Example:
Your Loan Balance May Not Increase To Cover The New Loan Costs
The FHA prohibits increasing a Streamline Refinance's loan balance to cover associated loan charges. The new loan balance may increase but only by the cost of the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium. All other costs -- origination charges, title charges, escrow -- must either be paid by the borrower as cash at closing, or credited by the loan officer in full.
These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.
When shopping for a home, you may come across properties that aren’t quite what you’re looking for but have the potential to be your dream home with some repairs or renovations. With a renovation loan, you can roll the cost of financing or refinancing a home and repairs into one loan – saving you time and money.
Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage
In addition to funding your new home, an FHA Limited 203(k) can provide up to $35,000 (including a contingency reserve) in additional funds to help make a few non-structural repairs or renovations such as updating a kitchen or bathroom, adding new flooring, purchasing new appliances, or repairing the roof.
Standard 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage
If your potential dream home needs more than $35,000 in renovations or the repairs are structural, the Standard FHA 203(k) might be the right solution. This program removes the restrictions of the limited option to allow for major home remodeling. A Standard FHA 203(k) can provide additional funds* to help with eligible repairs including moving or removing walls, minor pool repairs, and landscaping.
*Final disbursement of funds is subject to final inspection.
A mortgage loan program established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans and their families obtain home financing. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not directly originate VA loans; instead, they establish the rules for those who may qualify, dictate the terms of the mortgages offered and insure VA loans against default. VA loans offer up to 100% financing on the value of a home. To apply for a VA loan, borrowers must present a certificate of eligibility, which establishes their record of military service, to the lender.
Many homeowners have found that a reverse mortgage loan is a great way for them to take advantage of the equity they have built up in their homes.
A reverse mortgage loan is different than a traditional mortgage. With a traditional mortgage loan you make monthly mortgage payments, but with a reverse mortgage loan the lender pays you money through monthly installments, a one-time lump sum payment, a line of credit or a combination of a line of credit and monthly installments. The money that you receive is dependent on your age, the value of your home and the current interest rate.
One of the great advantages of a reverse mortgage loan is that you are not required to pay the loan back until the home is no longer your primary residence or you fail to maintain the home, or fail to pay property taxes and/or homeowner's insurance or do not otherwise comply with the terms of the loan. For more information on when a reverse mortgage loan comes due click the following link: What about Repaying a Reverse Mortgage Loan.
If you’re aged 62 or older and own your home you might be eligible for a reverse mortgage loan. Contact us to find out more about reverse mortgage loans and ways to make it work for you, or apply now and start the process of tapping the equity in your home.
Check out these pages for more information about reverse mortgage loans.
Mortgages that are not government-backed are known as conventional home loans.
Conforming loans conform to guidelines established by government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They buy mortgages from lenders and sell them to investors to make mortgages more available.
Non-conforming loans are loans that do not conform to the GSE guidelines.
Jumbo loans are loans that are larger than the loan limits set by the GSEs.
Portfolio loans are loans that are held by mortgage lenders on their own books. These types of loans may have features that other loans do not because lenders can set their own guidelines.
Conventional Fixed Rate loan have interest rates that don’t change for the life of the loan.
Benefits of a Fixed Rate loan include:
Adjustable Rate Loans
With an adjustable rate loan, the interest rate changes periodically, usually in relation to an index and payments may go up or down accordingly.
Benefits of an Adjustable Rate loan include:
Considerations of an Adjustable Rate loan include:
Homeowners looking to decrease their interest rate, change their loan term, or take cash out may consider refinancing. A refinance calls for the homeowner to obtain another mortgage loan. Those funds are then used to pay off the original mortgage loan and the homeowner is then bound by the terms of the new mortgage. Depending on your situation a refinance loan could be a great option.
Along with decreasing your interest rate, refinance loans can also help you switch from an ARM to a FRM, and in some cases reduce your loan term.
Jumbo Loans are loans that exceed the conforming loan limits set by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), and is not eligible to be purchased, securitized, or guarenteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. A Jumbo Loan is for mortgages more than $453,100. It also offers 30 and 15 year fixed rate mortgage and competitive ARM products with full document, alternate documentation and limited documentation.
For Purchase transactions Jumbo Loans require the home-buyer to put down at least 20% of the purchase price of the home. Cash out and No cash out refinance are allowable.
Most Jumbo loan programs allow you to purchase single family detached, Condo's, PUD's and single-family second homes can be financed with no prepayment penalty.
If you are a first time home buyer and are limited with the amount of money you have to work with there are programs available with zero down (VA and USDA), or as little as 1% to 3% down (FHA and Conventional). The interest rates and closing costs vary on these programs. Once your personal situation is assessed the right program can be determined. Mortgage insurance is required when you have less than a 20% equity in your home. This fee is added to your payment and varies depending on the loan amount, the loan to value and your credit score. The fee can be eliminated in some instances by increasing the interest rate.
No problem, Our Foreign National Loan Program makes buying a home in the US easier for non-US citizens. While the guidelines on these loans are different than conventional, conforming or other federally insured loan programs, we are confident that our loan program can meet your needs.
Am I eligible to apply for this program?
Review the guidelines below for both “Borrower” and “Property” Requirements to determine if you may be eligible to apply for the MyHome Assistance Program.
*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.
*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.
At Fast Action Mortgage, Inc. , we provide hard money Fix and Flip and investment property loans.
By using money from private investors, we aren't bound by rigid banking guidelines and can offer you some of the most flexible loan terms in the industry depending on the deal, your investor profile, background, and experience. Other lenders take a one size fits all approach to making loans - but we don't. We carefully evaluate each and every deal and offer competitive terms when the deal makes sense. From Residential Fix and Flip, Rental, Line of Credit, Refinance or construction, it's our job to get you the money to do the deal.
We can structure loans in most states. Terms will vary from market to market but if you have a good deal and a decent background we can get your deal closed.
If your deal is good enough we will cover up to 90% of the purchase price, rehab, and closing costs, points & interest.
Our max loan amount is based on the after-repair value, not the current value or purchase price. If the numbers line up, we will fund it.
We lend up to 75% of the ARV. We will fund everything but earnest money as long as it fits within 75% of the ARV.
We wish we could approve all deals, but not all deals are approved.
Call us today at 714-714-0599 to talk about your deal!