FHA Loans (Federal Housing Administration) are government-backed loans that allow the borrower to have a minimum amount of money to put down on a home. Some people believe that FHA is only for first time homebuyers, or for people who have had credit problems in the past. Actually, FHA is a great loan for everyone. Even if you’ve owned a home previously, and have perfect credit, FHA may still be the best loan for you.
There are several advantages to an FHA loan. There is a low minimum down payment of 3.5%. The seller can contribute up to 6% of the purchase price toward the buyer’s closing costs and prepaid expenses, which can significantly reduce your out of pocket expense. Streamline refinances are available for FHA customers who have acceptable mortgage pay history for the most recent 12 months. With a streamline refinance the document requirements are greatly reduced. It’s a great option to ensure your ability to take advantage of lower rates down the road without having to requalify!
Contact the FHA loan specialists at Rodney Anderson today to find out if an FHA loan is right for you.