FHA Loans and How They Work

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Could Federal Housing Administration Loans, or FHA, be the right loan program for you? Understanding different options and what they provide is critical to getting the best deal for your financial circumstances when buying a home. We have a quick guide to FHA loans and how they work that can help.

What is an FHA Loan?

While private lenders offer most conventional loans, the government insures FHA loans through the Federal Housing Administration. These loans help potential homebuyers get into a new home when they might not qualify for a conventional loan. While the FHA doesn’t provide the loans themselves, they work with FHA-approved lenders who offer the loans, and the FHA insures them to reduce the costs and the risks associated with the loan.

What are the Benefits of FHA Loans?

To help people get into new homes, FHA loans offer these benefits:

  • Low interest rates
  • Low down payment requirements, often as low as 3.5%
  • Financing to individuals with lower credit scores so it’s easier to qualify for a loan
  • A higher debt-to-income ratio is acceptable
  • Ability to roll some closing costs into the loan
  • More affordable mortgage insurance

How do You Apply?

The best way to apply for an FHA loan or find out if it’s the right program for you is by contacting a reliable mortgage lender. Finding one that works with a wide network of FHA-approved lenders will help ensure you get the best loan for your situation.

To learn more about government housing administration loans, contact Midland Mortgage Corporation to set up a free consultation.

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