FHA Loans

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Opening the Doors to Homeownership

Home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) can make it easier for you to qualify to purchase or refinance a home. This loan option offers flexible qualification guidelines to help people who may not qualify for a conventional mortgage.

FHA Loan Highlights

FHA loans are widely used by first-time homebuyers and people with low-to-moderate incomes since this government-insured mortgage features:

  • Low down payments
  • Flexible income and credit requirements
  • Fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages
  • Loans for 1-4 unit properties and condos may be available
  • Down payment funds can be a gift from a relative or employer*
  • Home sellers can contribute up to 6% of the closing costs

  • *Subject to underwriting review and approval.


FHA Loan Programs

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

FHA's adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) insures home purchases or refinances with rates that can change after the initial fixed-rate period. Depending on market fluctuations after this initial fixed-rate period, your monthly payments could change due to rates increasing or decreasing. An ARM could be the right choice for you if you plan on staying in your home for just a few years, you’re expecting a future pay increase, or the current interest rate on a fixed-rate mortgage is too high.

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Fixed-rate mortgages protect you against rising rates since the interest rate remains the same for the entire term of the loan. With FHA loans, you can select a 30-, 20- or 15-year term. The main difference is the lower term options have higher monthly payments, which also means you are building home equity faster. Keep in mind you can use equity as a down payment for your next home or a future cash-out refinance. If you plan on staying in your home for a longer time frame, a fixed-rate mortgage could be the right solution for you.

Streamlined Refinance

If you currently have an FHA mortgage, we may be able to help you reduce your interest rate and lower your monthly mortgage payments with an FHA streamlined refinance. Plus, a streamlined refinance requires limited borrower credit documentation and underwriting for an even easier process. This may be the right solution if you want to convert your ARM to a fixed-rate loan.


 

Financing available in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida


*Loan-to-Value (LTVs) and Combined Loan-to-Value (CLTVs) may vary by loan amount and credit score. **Restrictions may apply. Ask your Fairway Loan Officer for details. Copyright © 2018 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4750 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718, 1-866-912-4800. All rights reserved. This is not an offer to enter into an agreement. Not all customers will qualify. Information, rates and programs are subject to change without prior notice. All products are subject to credit and property approval. Not all products are available in all states or for all dollar amounts. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. Equal Housing Lender. IL License Number 031.0054191 MO License Number 20213-MLO.


Dawn Merrick

Charlie Witzke
Loan Officer - NMLS# 400208