A FHA Home Loan is a mortgage loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against default. It was created after a surge of foreclosures and defaults in the 1930's to help stimulate the economy while providing Mortgage Lenders adequate insurance.
BREAKING NEWS: As the nation’s housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums most borrowers will pay by a quarter of a percent. FHA’s new premium rates are projected to save new FHA-insured homeowners an average of $500 this year for all loans that close on or after January 27, 2017.
Looking to get more out of your FHA loan? Here are some FHA loan options you may not know about:
Looking to make your home your own? With a FHA 203(k) you can purchase or refinance and rehab all in one loan! The limited 203(k) allows up to $35,000 in rehab and repair items, the standard 203(k) allows up to the county loan limit.
The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM), can be paired with a FHA or VA to finance energy conservation improvements into the loan with no additional qualifying.
Many Down Payment Assistance Programs can be combined with a FHA mortgage to reduce the down payment, closing costs or both. Programs range from grants, which require no repayment, silent seconds, tax credits and more. Use our Down Payment Search Tool to learn more about programs that may be available to you.
FHA loans are not just for lower loan amounts. Some counties may be eligible for the FHA High Balance mortgage, which allows loan amounts above $417,000.
Members of state public agencies or retirement systems may be eligible for our exclusive CalPATH & PATH Home Loan Program which features reduced lender fees, competitive rates and a free rate float down. The PATH and CalPATH programs are exclusive to Mountain West Financial.
Don't want to risk rates raising while you're searching for your home? House Hunter is Mountain West Financial's lock program that allows you to lock in a rate today and not be subject to market volatility. If rates are lower once you find your home, you can float down to the new lower rate, if rates are higher, you keep your initial rate.