Did you know, the FHA home loan provides more security to homeowners than ANY other mortgage program today? In cases of financial difficulty, you have a higher probability of NOT losing your home if you have an FHA home loan Vs. having a conventional or Sub-Prime mortgage loan. Plus, all FHA home loans are FULLY assumable, adding one more layer of protection for you and your family!
California FHA home loans are easy to qualify for; the program was created to help to increase homeownership in the United States. FHA program makes buying a home easier and less expensive than other types of real estate mortgage Programs. Some examples of Advantages that FHA offers are as follows
Minimal Down Payment and Closing Costs.
- Down payment less than 3% of Sales Price and 100% Financing options available
- Gift for down payment and closing costs are allowed up to 6% of Sales price.
- No reserves or savings required.
Easy Credit Qualifying Guidelines
- No minimum FICO score or credit score requirements.
- FHA will allow a home purchase 2 years after a Bankruptcy.
- FHA will allow a home purchase 3 years after a Foreclosure
Using the FHA home loan to purchase a home is really no different that a conventional loan. There are some additional documentation requirements, but these are actually blown out of proportion to discourage the loss of business by those Lenders who can't actually originate the FHA program and want to push you into a conventional mortgage loan program or Sub-Prime bad credit mortgage.
Refinancing an existing FHA Mortgage is actually called a streamline refinance. However, streamline only applies to properties in which you are refinancing your home for rate and term improvement only. If taking cash out, our refinancing with an FHA home loan you will have to go through traditional qualifying processes.
Amazingly enough, you can finance mobile home and land with the FHA home loan program. In some instances, you can get up to 97% loan-to-value and much, much, much lower rates than you will get through any other loan program available today!
The reverse mortgage program is designed for Seniors who are wanting either to cash-out their equity in their home, or create a monthly income stream to supplement their income. In both cases, you make NO monthly payments and it's back by the Federal Government!
The FHA 203K Mortgage program is perfect for that "Fixer Upper" house you want to buy. The one that's perfect for you, in the perfect location, but just needs some renovation!
For those can't qualify for the traditional FHA underwriting standards, 1st Continental Mortgage offers our Exclusive FHA Credit Flex program. This program was developed to help qualified applicants in qualified communities to buy today. If your credit has been recently beat up, this FHA home loan program could be the perfect alternative to those high risk, high default rate sub prime loans.
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