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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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FHA Programs for Fixer-Upper Homes

The fact is that repairs and renovations to your home cost a lot of money. Luckily, the FHA has an option for those with fixer-uppers on their hands. The FHA 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgages allows borrowers to finance the funds for renovations to a home.

Streamline Your FHA Loan Refinance

With the trend of falling interest rates since 2019, the number of mortgage refinances around the country has spiked and continues to rise. Borrowers with FHA loans can also capitalize on the low rates, but it may be possible to simplify the process with the FHA Streamline Refinance.

Planning and Saving for a New Home

There are tons of reasons why people decide that they’re done with renting and start looking into buying a home. Whatever your reason, deciding to buy a home is a big step, and one of the most daunting aspects is saving up enough money for the down payment.

Do I Need an FHA Refinance?

Borrowers can choose to refinance for several reasons, but it comes down to prioritizing different benefits. One homeowner may want the lowest possible monthly payment, while another might want the shortest possible term for their loan.

The Three Types of Down Payment Assistance

One of the major arguments people have for renting instead of buying is the large upfront cost of a down payment. Depending on the type of loan program you apply and are approved for, this could mean anything between 3.5% and 20% percent of your purchase price.

Fixed Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

The two basic types of home loans are fixed rate and adjustable-rate mortgages. The mortgage market offers many other options to homebuyers, but these two are the most common, and the first pair from which to pick.


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