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The FHA insures mortgages for people with different needs. That's why it offers a variety of mortgage programs with the same FHA guidelines.

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FHA Loans: America's Favorite Mortgage

What appeals to many first-time homebuyers about FHA loans are the lenient eligibility requirements. But whether you're buying your first home, or just moving to a new one, the FHA loan program can help you finance a home with low down payments and flexible guidelines.

FHA Fixed Rate Loan

A popular FHA program is the fixed-rate mortgage, in which the interest rate remains the same through the term of the loan. With this constant interest rate, monthly payments don't change. Fixed-rate mortgages come with terms of 15 or 30 years.

FHA ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage)

Adjustable-rate mortgages have an interest rate that—after an introductory period—varies for the life of the loan. The interest rate changes annually, going higher or lower, reflecting the fluctuating market indices approved by the FHA. The FHA has a few adjustable-rate mortgage options that can suit the needs of many borrowers.

One-Time Close Loans

This construction loan is an FHA program that finances the lot purchase, construction, and permanent loan of a new home in a single mortgage. You need only qualify once and pay a single set of closing costs. Your fixed-interest rate is locked in and the entire loan is in place before construction on your new home begins.

FHA Graduated Mortgage Payments

The FHA offers this type of loan to borrowers who expect their income to increase. The Graduated Payment Mortgage initially has low monthly payments that then gradually increase according to one of five available plans, which have varying lengths and rates.

FHA Growing Equity Mortgage

Growing Equity Mortgages (GEMs) are part of the FHA's Section 245(a) loan type that start off with lower initial payments, and increase according to a predetermined schedule over the life of the loan.

FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage

The FHA's Energy Efficient Mortgage program (EEM) finances energy-efficient home improvements for FHA borrowers. This helps homebuyers save money on household utility bills so that they can afford to make monthly payments on their home mortgage.

FHA Condominium Loans

The FHA helps finance the purchase of condominiums with what is called a Section 234(c) loan. This loan can have a term of up to 30 years. It is primarily for residential condos that have at least two units and are located in an FHA-approved condominium projects.

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When Buying with an FHA Loan, Don't Skip the Home Inspection

This wait isn’t easy when you've been shopping for a new home. But getting a home inspection is a crucial step, and not one you should consider skipping. Make sure you hire a reliable home inspector, wait for your inspection report, and watch out for these red flags. 

Is it the Right Time for an FHA Refinance?

With historically low interest rates, the mortgage industry has seen a sharp uptick in refinances. Taking advantage of the current market might be in your best interest and could lower your monthly payment significantly. Don’t forget that refinancing a mortgage comes with closing costs.

Let's Compare FHA Loans to VA, USDA, and Conventional Mortgages

Buying and financing a home is complicated and can become overwhelming. It's important for you to stay informed, and know what your options are. So, start with the basics and read about the four different mortgage types available before approaching a lender.

FHA Loans for Dreamers

With a new waiver in place, Dreamers have access to affordable FHA home loans designed for first-time homebuyers. There is no discrepancy in the FHA’s eligibility requirements when it comes to DACA status holders applying for an FHA-backed mortgage. They must meet all the same criteria.

Buying a House When Supply is Low

Buying a house is overwhelming to begin with. Make it a seller’s market, and buyers become even more nervous. Supply of real estate has been low for most of 2021, in part because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the historically low interest rates since 2019.

Buying a Home in 2021 - It's a Seller's Market

No matter what kind of market you’re in, it is always best to get pre-approved before going to shop for houses. The last thing you want is to go look at homes, find the one you love, then have to wait on an approval and lose the dream home to another buyer.


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