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FHA Loan

A mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed for low to moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment. FHA loans allow the borrower to borrow up to 96.5% of the value of the home. The 3.5% down payment requirement can come from a gift or a grant, which makes FHA loans popular with first-time buyers.

What Is An FHA Streamline Refinance?

If you already have an FHA mortgage then you might qualify for a FHA Streamline Refinance. An FHA Streamline Refinance is a great way for a borrower with an existing FHA backed mortgage to reduce their interest rate, reduce their payment or possibly both.

Here are some really cool facts about an FHA Streamline Refinance:

  • No Appraisal is Required – because your loan is already guaranteed by your existing FHA loan, the FHA will allow you to use your home’s original purchase price as your home’s current value.
  • You can still refinance even if you are underwater – even if you owe more than your home is worth, you might still be able to get an FHA Streamline Refinance loan.
  • There is no FHA prepayment penalty to worry about.
  • FHA Streamline refinance rates are the same as “regular” FHA loan rates.
  • Employment verification is not required with an FHA Streamline Refinance – in other words, no paystubs, no W-2s or tax returns are required for approval.
  • Income verification is not required with an FHA Streamline Refinance
  • Credit score verification is not required with an FHA Streamline Refinance – instead of checking your credit, your payment history is used to determine fi you qualify or not. You must have no late payments in the last 90 days and only one or less late payment within the last 12 months.

The Refinance Must Have A "Purpose"

Streamline Refinance applicants must demonstrate that there's a Net Tangible Benefit in the refinance or in other words a legitimate reason for refinancing. For Example:

  • Refinancing from an Adjustable Rate Mortgage to a Fixed Rate Loan.
  • or Reducing your principal + interest + mortgage insurance 5 percent or more.

Your Loan Balance May Not Increase To Cover The New Loan Costs

The FHA prohibits increasing a Streamline Refinance's loan balance to cover associated loan charges. The new loan balance may increase but only by the cost of the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium. All other costs -- origination charges, title charges, escrow -- must either be paid by the borrower as cash at closing, or credited by the loan officer in full.

These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.

 

FHA 203k Renovation Loans

Turn a Fixer Upper into Your Dream Home

When shopping for a home, you may come across properties that aren’t quite what you’re looking for but have the potential to be your dream home with some repairs or renovations. With a renovation loan, you can roll the cost of financing or refinancing a home and repairs into one loan – saving you time and money.

 

Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage

In addition to funding your new home, an FHA Limited 203(k) can provide up to $35,000 (including a contingency reserve) in additional funds to help make a few non-structural repairs or renovations such as updating a kitchen or bathroom, adding new flooring, purchasing new appliances, or repairing the roof.

 

Standard 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage

If your potential dream home needs more than $35,000 in renovations or the repairs are structural, the Standard FHA 203(k) might be the right solution. This program removes the restrictions of the limited option to allow for major home remodeling. A Standard FHA 203(k) can provide additional funds* to help with eligible repairs including moving or removing walls, minor pool repairs, and landscaping.
*Final disbursement of funds is subject to final inspection.

 

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VA LOANS

A VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that is available to most US service members. It offers some very great benefits to those that have served our country.

Benefits of VA Loans

  • You can buy a home with no money down.
  • You can refinance your home up to 100% of the value of your home.
  • You never have to pay PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance).
  • Sellers can pay your closing costs.
  • They are usually easier to get because the Government insures the loan so that there is much less risk to the lender.
  • If you already have a VA Loan you might be eligible for a VA Streamline Refinance.
  • Disabled Veterans may qualify for a waiver of the Funding Fee if they receive any disability payments from the VA or if they are considered to be at least 10% disabled.

Who is eligible for a VA Loan?

As a rule of thumb, almost all active duty or honorably discharged service members are eligible for a VA loan.

You may be eligible for a VA loan if any one of these statements describes you:

  • I served 181 days during peacetime. (Active Duty)
  • I served 90 days during wartime. (Active Duty)
  • I served 6 years in the Reserves or National Guard.
  • I am the spouse of service member who was killed in the line of duty.
  • I currently receive disability payments from the VA.

What is the VA Funding Fee and is it required?

Yes, it is required. It is a fee paid directly to the Department of Veteran's Affairs so that they can guarantee your loan and provide you with the opportunity to receive a loan with little to no money out of pocket.

How much is the VA Funding Fee?

It depends on several factors including: Whether you are Active Duty, Retired, Guard or Reserve and whether you this is a first time use, subsequent use, or a cash-out refinance as well as how much of a down payment you are putting down. The fee can range from as little as 1.25% up to 3.3% of the loan. Generally, the more money you put down the lower the VA funding fee. Please contact us and we will help you to determine how what the exact cost of the VA Funding Fee would be for your particular situation.

Do I have to pay the VA Funding Fee out of pocket?

No, you can include the VA Funding Fee in your loan and pay the funding fee over the course of your loan.

Do I still have to pay other normal closing costs like Appraisal, Title and Escrows?

Yes, however with a VA loan if you are purchasing a new home the seller can pay for all or part of your closing costs.

What is a VA Streamline Refinance?

A VA Streamline Refinance is a refinance option that is available if you already have a VA mortgage and you want to lower your interest rate with little or no out-of-pocket closing costs. You don't have provide bank statements, W2s, job verification or paychecks.

 

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REVERSE LOANS

Many homeowners have found that a reverse mortgage loan is a great way for them to take advantage of the equity they have built up in their homes.

A reverse mortgage loan is different than a traditional mortgage. With a traditional mortgage loan you make monthly mortgage payments, but with a reverse mortgage loan the lender pays you money through monthly installments, a one-time lump sum payment, a line of credit or a combination of a line of credit and monthly installments. The money that you receive is dependent on your age, the value of your home and the current interest rate.

One of the great advantages of a reverse mortgage loan is that you are not required to pay the loan back until the home is no longer your primary residence or you fail to maintain the home, or fail to pay property taxes and/or homeowner's insurance or do not otherwise comply with the terms of the loan. For more information on when a reverse mortgage loan comes due click the following link: What about Repaying a Reverse Mortgage Loan.

If you’re aged 62 or older and own your home you might be eligible for a reverse mortgage loan. Contact us to find out more about reverse mortgage loans and ways to make it work for you, or apply now and start the process of tapping the equity in your home.

Check out these pages for more information about reverse mortgage loans.

 

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Conventional Loans

Mortgages that are not government-backed are known as conventional home loans.

They include:

  • Conforming loans
  • Non-conforming loans
  • Jumbo loans
  • Portfolio loans

Conforming loans conform to guidelines established by government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They buy mortgages from lenders and sell them to investors to make mortgages more available.

Non-conforming loans are loans that do not conform to the GSE guidelines.

Jumbo loans are loans that are larger than the loan limits set by the GSEs.

Portfolio loans are loans that are held by mortgage lenders on their own books. These types of loans may have features that other loans do not because lenders can set their own guidelines.

Fixed Rate Loans

Fixed Rate loans have interest rates that don’t change for the life of the loan.

Benefits of a Fixed Rate loan include:

  • The interest rate does not change for the life of the loan which provides protection from rising interest rates.
  • Usually there is less documentation required than for FHA or VA loans decreasing the overall processing time.
  • Typically the interest rate and APR are lower than other types of fixed-rate loans.
  • These loans are available for refinancing.
  • Different fixed rate period options are available, such as 15, 20 or 30 years.

Adjustable Rate Loans

With an adjustable rate loan, the interest rate changes periodically, usually in relation to an index and payments may go up or down accordingly.

Benefits of an Adjustable Rate loan include:

  • Lenders generally charge lower initial interest rates, initially, making payments lower.
  • The loan could be less expensive over a long period than a fixed-rate mortgage if interest rates remain steady or move lower.

Considerations of an Adjustable Rate loan include:

  • There is the risk that an increase in interest rates would create higher monthly payments.
  • The length of time the loan is held should be considered. If the loan will not be held for a long time, rising interest rates may not pose a major problem.

 

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Refinance Mortgage Loans

Homeowners looking to decrease their interest rate, change their loan term, or take cash out may consider refinancing. A refinance calls for the homeowner to obtain another mortgage loan. Those funds are then used to pay off the original mortgage loan and the homeowner is then bound by the terms of the new mortgage. Depending on your situation a refinance loan could be a great option.

Along with decreasing your interest rate, refinance loans can also help you switch from an ARM to a FRM, and in some cases reduce your loan term.

 

What You Need to Know

People refinance for a number of reasons. You may like to consolidate first and second mortgages, get a lower interest rate, or lower your monthly payment. Perhaps you want to switch from an Adjustable to a Fixed-rate Mortgage, or to stop paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Maybe you're just looking to cash out some of your equity for home renovations. Refinancing allows you to redefine your mortgage loan to better fit your current needs.

However, there are many things to consider before deciding to refinance your mortgage. With so many options it's important to refinance the right way. At Fairway Home Loan we’re happy to show you all of your options so you can make the best decision on a refinance loan. If you would like to find out if a refinance is right for you then give us a call today at 703-204-0022.

Interested in Refinancing? Consider this…

Are you planning on moving soon or are you in it for the long-haul?

If you're planning on sticking in your home for more than two years then a refinance mortgage is a great option. Because a refinance loan does require closing costs homeowners who plan to stay in their home for more than two years will usually ;make up for those costs with lower monthly payments. If you're looking to move within the next two years then a refinance might be a good idea depending on how far your rate drops. Please contact us to see if a refinance works well for you.

Do you need to tap into the equity of your home?

For most people a home is their most important and substantial investment. History proves that home values increase over the long-run. If your home is now worth more than it was when you purchased it you can use a refinance loan to access that extra value and turn it into cash to pay for unexpected bills, college or to start a business.

Is it time to grow your home?

As families grow, homes can feel smaller. Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to grow money for a home improvement project. The most attractive part of this is that a home remodel can increase the value of your home. This type of refinance can really pay for itself in the end.

Are the terms of your mortgage outdated?

It's likely that your situation in life is not exactly what it was when you first closed on your home. If that's the case then maybe your mortgage terms need a little updating too. Refinancing is a great way to switch from an adjustable to a fixed rate loan or to get into a 15 year loan as opposed to a 30 year.

Don't pass up the chance to improve your mortgage situation today by calling our lending professionals to see if refinancing is the right for you.

These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency and in some cases a refinance loan might result in higher finance charges over the life of the loan.

 

How You Can Benefit

There are many refinancing options available, and the benefits of each are unique. Whether you’re looking to reduce your payments or consolidate your debt, we can help. Call or come in today to get your process moving.

Lowering your monthly payment

  • There are a few ways to lower your monthly payment, including obtaining a lower interest rate or extending the term of your loan. This is usually the primary reason for obtaining a refinance loan. Whether you're looking to switch from a variable rate to a fixed rate loan or looking to pay less per month a refinance loan can help provide more stability and smaller payments.

Cashing-out equity

  • Many people would like to take advantage of the equity they have built up in their homes. When refinancing, it is possible to accomplish that while still reducing your monthly payments. Accessing the equity in your home is a great way to make some improvements in your life whether that be paying for college, renovating or remodeling your home or even starting a business. For most people their homes are their greatest sources of wealth, so using that to its full advantage can make a big difference.

Consolidating debt

  • Refinancing can be useful in keeping your debt manageable by replacing a number of high-interest loans (such as credit card debt) with a single, lower-interest loan. You can take the cash that you gain from taping the equity in your house and paying off any kind of debt that you might have. Most people will try to pay off high-interest, non-deductible forms of debt such as credit cards or auto loans.

Dropping Private Mortgage Insurance

  • Depending on how much equity you have in your home you can refinance your home loan and possibly drop your private mortgage insurance. This can mean a lower overall monthly payment on your mortgage. If you think this might be the case please call us today at 703-204-0022.

Other refinancing options

  • Points - By paying points up-front, you can reduce your interest rate. This may or may not be a good option for you. Those who see benefits from paying points up-front are those who plan on being in their homes for a while. A lower interest rate means a lower monthly payment. The longer you pay the lower monthly payment the more sense it makes to pay points up front.

Low-cost Refinancing

  • This option can eliminate some or all of the fees associated with refinancing, but also carries a higher interest rate than a standard refinance. It's important to take all aspects of a new loan into consideration before refinancing. Our refinance professionals are ready to help you make the right decision. Let us help you determine of low-cost refinancing is a good fit for you.

These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency and in some cases a refinance loan might result in higher finance charges over the life of the loan.

 

 

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Jumbo Loans

Jumbo Loans are loans that exceed the conforming loan limits set by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), and is not eligible to be purchased, securitized, or guarenteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. A Jumbo Loan is for mortgages of more than $484,350 and up to $3 million. It is also offered in 30 and 15 year terms, as fixed rate or ARM loans, and even with no mortgage insurance options.

What are the Jumbo Loans Down Payment Requirements?

We offer Jumbo loans with as little as 10% down and no mortgage insurance.

What types of property are eligible?

Most Jumbo loan programs allow you to purchase single family detached, attached, and condo properties, which can be used as primary, secondary, or investment homes.

 

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1ST TIME HOMEBUYERS

If you are a first time home buyer and are limited with the amount of money you have to work with, there are programs available which require as little as zero down. Other programs require as little as 1% to 3% down (FHA and Conventional). The interest rates and closing costs vary on these programs. Contact us today to determine if you can benefit from one of these proograms.

 

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FOREIGN NATIONAL LOANS

Want to buy a home in the United States, but you're not a US Citizen?

No problem, Our Foreign National Loan Program makes buying a home in the US easier for non-US citizens. While the guidelines on these loans are different than conventional, conforming or other federally insured loan programs, we are confident that our loan program can meet your needs.

Here are some of the key details:

  • Our Foreign National Loan program offers competitive interest rates.
  • You can borrow up to $750,000 per property (minimum amount borrowed is $100,000).
  • Multiple Fixed rate terms to choose from (10, 15, 20, 25 & 30).
  • Multiple Adjustable rate terms available as well (5/1, 7/1, 10/1).
  • You can use our Foreign National Loan Program to Purchase a New home or refinance your current home.
  • Debt-to-income ratios are 50% ("Assets for income" option).
  • No pre-payment penalties.
  • We can finance up to 75% loan-to-value (if the home is worth $500,000 then we can lend up to $375,000).
  • This program is eligible for multiple property types including: single-family homes, condos and townhouses.
  • All Loans are manually underwritten.
  • The Foreign National Loan Program is available to Self-employed foreign national borrowers as well.
  • Some seller concessions are allowed (Max 6% up to 65% LTV)
  • Escrows: Taxes and insurance escrows are required

 

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USDA LOANS

Also known as Rural Develoment Loans, USDA Loans are insured and guaranteed through the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program. You can buy your home with 0% down payment and save on mortgage insurance with an USDA loan. Among some benefits of the this program:

  • You can buy a home with no down payment.
  • You can quaify with a credit score as low as 620. However a credit score of 640 will greatly improve an apllicant's chance of qualifying for a USDA Loan.
  • Cost of the guarantee fees may be lower than FHA mortgageinsurance premium.
  • The property must be in an eligible rural area
  • Your household income must not exceed 115% of the area median family income.

 

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COMMERCIAL LOANS

Growth can be one of the most difficult and rewarding parts of owning a business.

Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, smart business owners know that growth brings tremendous opportunities for profit. Your commercial property is an important aspect of growth. At Fairway Home Loan we’re committed to helping you get into the right commercial property for your company.

As your company continues to grow, increasing your workspace through a commercial mortgage becomes increasingly important.

More information about our commercial loan offerings can be found by contacting us via email or by telephone at 703-204-0022. Our qualified professionals are ready to answer any and all of your commercial loan questions as well as help you begin the application process.

 

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DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE

Program Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for this program?

Review the guidelines below for both “Borrower” and “Property” Requirements to determine if you may be eligible to apply for the MyHome Assistance Program.

Borrower Requirements

  • Be a first-time homebuyer. See the definition of a first-time homebuyer.
  • Occupy the property as a primary residence; non-occupant co-borrowers are not allowed.
  • CalHFA borrowers must complete homebuyer education counseling and obtain a certificate of completion through an eligible homebuyer counseling organization.
  • Meet CalHFA income limits for this program.

*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.

Property Requirements

  • Sales price of the home cannot exceed CalHFA's sales price limits established for the county in which the property is located
  • Be a single-family, one-unit residence, including approved condominium/PUDs
  • Manufactured housing is permitted
  • Condominiums must meet the guidelines of the first mortgage
  • There is a five acre maximum on the size of the property

*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.

 

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HARDMONEY & PRIVATE MONEY

At Fairway Home Loan, we provide hard money Fix and Flip and investment property loans. 

By using money from private investors, we aren't bound by rigid banking guidelines and can offer you some of the most flexible loan terms in the industry depending on the deal, your investor profile, background, and experience. Other lenders take a one size fits all approach to making loans - but we don't. We carefully evaluate each and every deal and offer competitive terms when the deal makes sense. From Residential Fix and Flip, Rental, Line of Credit, Refinance or construction, it's our job to get you the money to do the deal.

We can structure loans in most states. Terms will vary from market to market but if you have a good deal and a decent background we can get your deal closed.

Here are a few things that you should know about our Fix and Flip Hard Money Loans:

  1. If your deal is good enough we will cover up to 90% of the purchase price, rehab, and closing costs, points & interest.

  2. Our max loan amount is based on the after-repair value, not the current value or purchase price. If the numbers line up, we will fund it.

  3. We lend up to 75% of the ARV. We will fund everything but earnest money as long as it fits within 75% of the ARV.

Here is an overview of the types of Hard Money deals that we can do:

  • 90% Purchase, 95% Rehab
  • Up to 75% ARV
  • Nationwide Rental Loans
  • Investor Portfolio Loan
  • Investor Line of Credit
  • Purchase or Refinance (Blanket Loans)
  • Bridge Loans
  • 1-4 Units Non-Owner
  • Stated Income and No Doc
  • No Appraisal Loans

We wish we could approve all deals, but not all deals are approved.

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