Jumbo Loans exceed the maximum loan amounts established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conventional loan limits. Rates on jumbo loans are typically higher than conforming loans. Jumbo Loans are typically used to buy more expensive homes and high-end custom construction homes, and usually require a higher down payment than traditional loans.
Conventional or conforming loans refer to any mortgage that is not insured by the federal government. These types of mortgages follow the terms and conditions set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They are government sponsored institutions who are the largest purchasers of mortgages in the United States. These loans have stricter qualifying guidelines compared […]
VA Mortgage Loans The VA (Veterans Administration) guaranteed home loan is the preferred loan program for active, non-active, Reserve, National Guard, and retired military of the armed forces because there is no down payment needed and no private monthly mortgage insurance required. While most people believe that the VA lends money directly to veterans, it […]
USDA Mortgage Loans The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed several loans to help low- to moderate-income borrowers to purchase or refinance a home in a designated rural area. The mission of USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist rural homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership. For those […]
FHA Mortgage Loans The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was created out of the National Housing Act of 1934, and was established to increase home ownership and provide affordable housing opportunities for all Americans coming out of the Great Depression. While most people believe that the FHA lends money directly to borrowers, it actually just insures […]