FHA World - Mortgage World Home Loans, L.L.C.
When you're thinking of refinancing or a home buyer mortgage your options are simple:
Conventional Mortgage - Home Buyer or Refinance - A mortgage that is equal to or less than the dollar amount established by the conforming loan limit set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Federal regulator, The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and meets the funding criteria of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The term conforming is most often used when speaking specifically about a mortgage amount; however, the terms "conforming" and "conventional" are frequently used interchangeably. Mortgages that exceed the conforming loan limit are classified as non-conforming or jumbo mortgages.
FHA Mortgage - Home Buyer or Refinance - 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 96.50% of the value of the home. The 3.50% down payment requirement can come from a gift or a grant, which makes FHA loans popular with first-time buyers.
Portfolio Mortgage - Home Buyer or Refinance - A company that not only originates mortgage loans, but also holds a portfolio of their loans instead of selling them off in the secondary market. A portfolio lender lends their own money and also seeks to make profits off the spread (difference) between interest-earning assets and the interest paid on deposits in their mortgage portfolio.
FHA World - FHA Purchase Mortgage
Today’s historically low interest rates make now the perfect time to purchase a new home.
Getting an FHA loan has never been easier:
First, you need to get pre-approved. This is an easy step and does not cost you anything. Also, this step is very important -- as many people search out homes on their own just to find out that the house they found is not in the price range that they qualify for. This approach turns into disappointment and lost time. Most Realtor will only work with people who have been pre-approved.
FHA World - FHA Refinance Mortgage
The FHA refinance loan program allows for a home owner to lower his mortgage payments. For home owners that need cash the maximum cash out refinance loan cannot exceed 85% of the appraised value of the home, which is 5% more than on a conventional loan.
As cash out refinance mortgage is defined as follows: A mortgage refinance where borrower gets more than $2,000 back after close of transaction, and / or, any refinance that involves consolidating a second mortgage or equity line that is less than 1 year old.
The cash out from your refinance mortgage can be used for any of the following:
You do not have to have an existing FHA loan in order to do a cash-out refinance. You may use the cash out refinance for 1-4 unit properties.
What documentation will I need?
FHA World - FHA Mortgage Credit Score Requirement
Generally, a borrower who has made timely payments for the last 12 months serves as a guide and demonstrates their willingness to repay future credit obligations. New FHA Policy changes require minimum FICO score to be 580 for 85% loan-to-value. These FICO requirements will go into effect in the spring 2010. However, most individual lenders will still require credit scores higher than 640.
A perfect credit score is not needed for an FHA loan approval. In fact, even if you have had credit problems, such as a bankruptcy, it's easier for you to qualify for an FHA loan than a for a conventional loan. Scores down to 580 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit riskApply for a Home Loan with FHA World.
FHA loan requirements new borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%
FHA requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home or refinance
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy at least two years must have elapsed since the discharge date
Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years
Government loan: Seasoning is determined by the date the claim was paid
Loans other than Government: Seasoning is determined by the date of sale the lender sold the property
FHA guidelines requires three year past from the date of sale of the property
What documentation will I need?