FHA Loans guaranteed by HUD are fast becoming the loan of choice again for first time homebuyers and also those buyers who do not want to put 5, 10 or 20% down payment on their new home (there is good reason to keep your assets in other areas, that will be another post, or call me to find out why). The FHA loan requires just 3% down payment. Sellers can contribute to down payment and closing costs as well, it just requires the use of one of our Down Payment Assistance programs to administer the transfer of funds. (HUD requirement). So an FHA Loan can be a 100% loan in that regard.
With Fannie & Freddie declaring many metro areas "Declining Markets" it is now harder to qualify (if at all) for low down payment loans from Fannie & Freddie in many markets. For instance, if you live in Riverside California, a widely recognized trouble spot for foreclosure activity, your maximum loan to value (LTV) with Fannie & Freddie is now 95%. But wait, there's more. Fannie & Freddie also limit the fico's that qualify for 95%, and add to the price.
That makes it difficult and expensive to go with a Fannie or Freddie low down payment loan.
So what? FHA is what. FHA doesn't ding you for a declining market, they still go to 97%.
FHA also doesn't have the FICO minimums that Fannie & Freddie do. It is not only easier to qualify, but more cost effective.
Work with the FHA loan pros, call Brian Skaar and VanDyk Mortgage to handle your FHA loan.
Brian Skaar 866-900-2342 http://www.vandykfunding.com/
Check out our FHA blog at fhasecure.blogspot.com
Some of the areas that we can help with FHA loans include: Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, View Park, Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, Fox Hills, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Calabasas, Encino, Bel Air Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Orange, Santa Ana, Westminster, Gardena, Long Beach, Carson, Canoga Park, Pasadena, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Santa Clara, Baldwin Park, Murrieta, Temecula, Sun City, Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Stockton, San Marcos, San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Escondido, Poway, Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Scripps, Tierra Santa, El Cajon, La Jolla, Chula Vista, National City, San Ysidro, Santee, Eastlake, Ramona, Long Beach, Artesia, La Palma, Cerritos, Compton, Lynwood, Bellflower, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Irvine, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County.