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The FHA will be reducing mortgage insurance premiums. As the Illinois housing market continues to improve, U.S Housing and Urban Development announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent. This action is projected to save more than two million fha homeowners an average of $900 annually and spur 250,000 new homebuyers to purchase their first home over the next three years.
FHA mortgage loans are an attractive mortgage solution for a purchase or refinance because today's FHA mortgage rates are near historic lows. The guidelines are also flexible allowing more people to qualify. Whether you have had credit issues in the past or are simply looking to limit your down payment to 3.5%, an FHA loan might be an ideal home financing solution. Smart Mortgage Centers is one of the top FHA Mortgage Brokers in Illinois - call us today at 888-416-0920 to learn more.
What is an FHA Mortgage loan?
FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which is a governmental agency created in 1934 to improve housing standards and promote home ownership. The FHA insures your loan, making the loan less risky for your lender, and allowing you to be offered better terms. All of the consultants at Smart Mortgage Centers are true FHA experts, so you can have confidence putting your home loan in their hands.
FHA home loan options from Smart Mortgage Centers.
There are several FHA mortgage loan options, including (*terms subject to change):
Purchase loan - If you are buying a home, your down payment can be as low as 3.5% of the price of the home. FHA also allows seller concessions up to 6% of your home purchase price. First time homebuyers may also receive a tax credit of up to $8,000 and $6,500 for previous home owners (consult with your tax advisor for all the details).
Refinance loan - Refinance up to 97.75% of your home value. The FHA even offers up to 85% cash-out, the highest amount of any our home loan programs.
Debt Consolidation - If you are swamped with too many monthly payments – credit cards, personal loans, car payments, 2nd liens, and other debt – now may be the best time to consolidate that debt into a single mortgage payment using a FHA loan. Your single, consolidated payment may be much lower than the total amount of individual payments you are making now. Plus, the interest may be tax deductible (consult your tax advisor).
FHA Streamline Refinance - Do you already have an FHA loan? If so, you may qualify for fha refinancing with a lower rate and lower monthly payment. Best of all, there is very little paperwork involved and no new home appraisal is required.
FHA 203K Rehabilitation Loans - Creative solution for those looking to purchase or refinance a residence who plan on rehabilitating the property.
Call us today at 888-416-0920 for a free consultation or use the Quote Form on the right and a loan consultant will follow-up with you. You can also get started online in just a few short steps.
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