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FHA loans & USDA Loans in 2019 what you need to know.
Buying a house with an FHA loan or refinancing to FHA loan could be very very advantageous.
There’s a lot of good points to the FHA loan and I’ll go over just a few of them.
First and foremost, it only requires three and a half percent down payment I know I saw a study almost 3/4 of people think you need 20% down.
But for an FHA loan you only need three and a half percent down.
The FHA loan is a very good loan because I came about, you know, in the ’30s after the crash of ’29, and back in those days people had to put down at least 50% of the property have a balloon payment so it really cornered off how many people can actually buy a house so this allowed more buyers to buy more real estate that’s why we kinda have the robust market we have today.
So again 3.
5% down lower FICO scores you can go as low as 500 FICO some lenders will go down that low from 500 to 579 is 10%down whereas a 580 or above the only 3.
Also since it is FHA is insured, you know since you paid a funding fee and mortgage insurance you know that’s one thing you pay for it allows for very low interest rates so compared to conventional vs FHA your interest rate will be lower because the the risk to the lender is insured with FHA mortgage insurance.
Also FHA loans will allow a higher debt to income limit so I’ve had some FHA loans go as high as 56% so uh you know usually at 43 45 was that was the cut off what a lot of lenders will have an overlay for that.
We go all the way for as long as we can get approval.
So I’ve had a lot of FHA loans that are you know over 50%that would have never gotten approved anywhere else but our company so that’s one thing.
Some of the drawbacks about FHA loans, they do require, you know, there’s some property requirements, you know , they you know, and they’re not as big as as you would think.
They just require have it be livable like you can have have any wood rod or anything of that nature of their owner-occupied only so you do not for fixer-uppers so but there is an FHA program for fixer-uppers called the 203K.
You know we’ll go over that in a different different conversation so but for a normal FHA loan you have a new good property requirements it’s good for you as the buyer because you can have a lower FICO lower down payment things like that.
FHA loans allow for all gift funds I’ve had some FHA loans where my client got a grant from the city and they paid like a hundred dollars they’re actually paid nothing at closing because we funded the appraisal and they paid nothing.
So you know FHA loans allow some some very creative financing options if you want to learn about your FHA loan scenarios you know give me a call or go to usdaloaninfotexas.com
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So Steve, What are the requirements for the USDA program? So USDA has a few interesting requirements First of all, you'll need to have at least a 580 credit score Some lenders require a 620 credit score Your household income has to be under the county maximum Like a lot of down payment assistance programs This is based on family size So 1 to 4 is one category and then 5 and above is a higher threshold for qualifying What's unique about this one is the home has to be within a designated area.
So, Typically what that means is.
NOT within a metropolitan area So within our area here (Riverside county) Our local cities around her don't qualify But we only need to go 10 miles away to where there's an open area where there's Several homes that qualify.
USDA stands for United States Dept of Agriculture But it's NOT a farm loan.
Specifically, they don't finance this program for farms.
It has to be a Single Family home without a barn structure on the property.
and then it also has some home price limitations.
The Threshold is a little bit lower than say an FHA loan for the loan limits.
Ok, and how does this program differ from other Down payment programs? So it's different because it's not really a down payment program but it allows financing up to a 100% of the purchase price And it's interesting because you can actually use this program with 1 or 2 of the other programs.
If you need closing cost assistance But, what's unique it's a 100% Financing So you don't need a 2nd or a 3rd lien on the property.
Your interest rates are typically lower Than if you combine it with a down payment assistance programs And you don't have to repay any down payment assistance It has a monthly factor It's like mortgage insurance upfront It's financed at a monthly component Much less than FHA So if you can qualify for this program It's better than FHA And As I mentioned, rates and payments Are typically lower on this program So USDA is really a great program.
Great! And on average How much does the home buyer have to come in with out-of-pocket? So Again, we are financing the whole loan Purchase price up to 100% So the only thing remaining is then the closing costs Typically, plan on around 3% of the purchase price for funds to close.
The question there then becomes, Well, Where does that come from? Typically, we ask the seller to cover those costs And if we can get the seller to cover 3% Then, the buyer may only need to come in with an earnest money deposit.
And they may even get most or all of that back.
If the seller is covering all the fees.
One unique feature about USDA Versus all other loans is that if the home appraises for more than the purchase price We can finance the closing costs Up to that appraised amount So, no other loan I know that we can actually finance the closing costs.
on that type of loan What type of home buyer is this program ideal for? So certainly those that don't have access to money for a down payment Anyone that wants to live that doesn't have to live within a metropolitan area because, again, the house has to be in an area that is not in a high densely populated area It's also suited well for people who have some credit issues and anybody that qualifies for this program would definitely be better served than going FHA so those type of people.
And besides the Area restrictions are their any other property restrictions? So property restrictions are going to be similar to FHA They'll do manufactured homes They'll do homes with Casitas So no real other restrictions.
Just if it conforms to the FHA guides then it should qualify for USDA There's a couple little quirky things That you don't run into very often Like you can't actually have a barn on the property It definitely can't be for agricultural purposes It has to be for residential purposes Ok Great! Thanks Steve.