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FHA Home Loans In Laredo

An FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration and backed by the federal government. FHA home loans require lower minimum credit scores and down payments than conventional loans, making them popular among first-time buyers.

The Federal Housing Administration does not originate FHA loans; it guarantees them. Private lenders issue FHA loans, but the government’s guarantee against defaults enables them to finance homes for buyers who might not qualify for conventional mortgage products.

Eligibility Requirements of an FHA Loan

To qualify for an FHA loan, borrowers must meet specific eligibility requirements.

  • Credit – All FHA loans require a credit score of 580 is required to qualify for a 3.5% down payment. However, borrowers with credit scores below 580 down to 500 may still be eligible for a 10% down payment, and certain restrictions will apply.
  • Income – There is no minimum or maximum income requirement to qualify for an FHA loan. Nonetheless, borrowers must meet the debt-to-income ratio requirement of an FHA loan.
  • Assets – A minimum of 3.5% down payment is required on all FHA loans if the borrower meets the minimum credit score of 580. Borrowers must prove they have enough funds to close on the loan plus reserves.

A month’s reserve is comparable to one month’s mortgage payment (principal, interest, taxes, insurance, flood insurance, HOA dues, and mortgage insurance). According to FHA guidelines, reserves are not required for loan eligibility. The reserve requirement is calculated case-by-case based on the borrower’s creditworthiness.

Apply for an FHA Loan in Laredo

Among all the financing options accessible in Laredo, the FHA loan is the most straightforward and forgiving. To learn how to qualify for an FHA loan, contact our FHA Loan Specialists at (956) 307-3422.

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Laredo FHA Mortgage Rates

Have you ever wondered why interests rates are what they are and what determines the final rate?  Why borrowers receive different interest rates? Or why rates go up and down?  Interest Rates are calculated using several factors.

  • Demand for the mortgage Securities
  • Property securing the mortgage
  • occupancy of the property
  • Loan to value of the property
  • Borrower’s credit worthiness

Laredo FHA Purchase Loan

FHA Home Loans are mortgage loans for 1st time home buyers, buyers with limited credit, buyers with less than perfect credit and buyers with higher debt to income ratios.  As the goal of FHA is to make homeownership more attainable, FHA underwriting guidelines are less strict than other mortgage loan programs.  This FHA flexibility allows for easier loan qualification making the barrier to homeownership less challenging.
  • Simple Qualifying
  • Small Down Payment
  • Seller Paid Closing Costs to 6%
  • Flexible Underwriting
  • Higher Debt to Income Ratios Allowed
  • Lower Credit Scores Allowed
    • 580 with 3.5% Down Payment
    • 500 with 10% Down Payment
  • Manufactured Housing OK (Subject to Restrictions)
FHA Purchase Home Lender
FHA Home Loans are mortgage loans for 1st time home buyers, buyers with limited credit, buyers with less than perfect credit and buyers with higher debt to income ratios.  As the goal of FHA is to make homeownership more attainable, FHA underwriting guidelines are less strict than other mortgage loan programs.  This FHA flexibility allows for easier loan qualification making the barrier to homeownership less challenging.
  • Simple Qualifying
  • Small Down Payment
  • Seller Paid Closing Costs to 6%
  • Flexible Underwriting
  • Higher Debt to Income Ratios Allowed
  • Lower Credit Scores Allowed
    • 580 with 3.5% Down Payment
    • 500 with 10% Down Payment
  • Manufactured Housing OK (Subject to Restrictions)

Laredo FHA Refinance Loan

FHA offers a streamline refinance program that simply reduces the interest rate and lowers the payment or shortens the term of the loan.  This rate and term option can be fully documented loans, or can be reduced documentation.  The other FHA option is a cash-out refinance allowing homeowners the ability to access the equity in the property. (Not Allowed in Texas)
  • Streamline – Rate and Term Only
    • No Appraisal
    • No Income Verification
  • Full Documentation
    • Rate and Term
    • Closing Costs Can be Rolled In
    • Lower Credit Scores Allowed
      • 580 with 3.5% Down Payment
      • 500 with 10% Down Payment
    • Manufactured Housing OK (Subject to Restrictions)
FHA Home Refinance Lender

FHA offers a streamline refinances that simply reduces the interest rate and lowers the payment or shortens the term of the loan.  This rate and term option can be fully documented loans, or can be reduced documentation. The other FHA option is a cash-out refinance allowing homeowners the ability to access the equity in the property. (Not Allowed in Texas)

FHA Standard Refinance

  • Appraisal Required
  • 97.75% Max Loan to Value
  • Closing Costs Can Be Rolled In
  • 80% Max Loan to for Cash-out
  • Cash-out Option Available
  • County Loan Limits Apply

FHA Streamline Refinance

  • FHA to FHA
  • No Income Qualification
  • No Appraisal Required
  • Closing Costs Cannot Be Rolled In
  • No Lates on Mortgage in Last Year
  • Payment Must Drop on Fixed Rates

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Laredo Mortgage Team

Conor Hayhurst

Manager
NMLS 743506

Damon Embler

Sr Loan Officer
NMLS 882260

chris erwin

Sr Loan Officer
NMLS 914064

Dale Gremillion

Manager
NMLS 210325

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What is a Laredo FHA Mortgage Loan?

FHA stands for “Federal Housing Administration” which is part of HUD ”Housing and Urban Development”.Established in 1934 and prompted by the great depression FHA had one goal: to make homeownership affordable. A great step in our nation’s history as the majority of Americans were renters, not having large down payments that traditional banks required.It is important to understand that FHA doesn’t lend money.  FHA instead provides lenders a guarantee that covers the lenders from loss in the event of a foreclosure. It simple terms FHA insures the portion of the loan that a buyer would have would normally had to put down to qualify for a traditional loan, allowing for small down payments to purchase.  All FHA loans require mortgage insurance.  The mortgage insurance comes in an upfront fee, which can be financed into the loan and a monthly fee made through the mortgage payment.  These installments from the payments support the guarantee fund and makes FHA loans possible.  This fee is fixed for the term of the loan and is the same regardless of credit. 

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