Fixed Rate Mortgage
Fixed rate loans come in various types, and are generally the most popular loans for those looking to buy or refinance their homes. This is due to the security they provide, ensuring consistent monthly payments, without worry or hassle about changing interest rates. If you are planning to own your home for several years or more, a fixed rate loan may be your best option. The most popular loan program is the 30 Year Fixed Rate, but 20 year, 15 year, and 10 year fixed rate loans are also popular.
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
If you anticipate a significant increase in your income or property value in the next several years, plan on staying in your home short-term, or would like to significantly lower your payment, an ARM might be right for you. As the name implies, Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) have interest rates that change at a pre-determined frequency.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are insured by the US Government. These loans are government-assisted alternatives to conventional financing, and were originally offered for first-time home buyers with imperfect credit. Now, FHA loans are open to a wider audience, and are even popular options for homeowners looking to refinance.
VA Home Loan
A VA Loan is one of the only loan programs that still allows the borrower to finance 100% of the home's value and purchase with $0 down. Now more than ever banks are requiring large down payments for conventional loans. In many cases they require 10-20% down, putting home ownership out of reach for many prospective buyers.
USDA Home Loan
A USDA loan (also called a Rural Development Loan) is a government insured home loan that allows you purchase a home with NO Money Down. USDA Loans offer 100% financing to qualified buyers, and allow for all closing costs to be either paid for by the seller or financed into the loan. USDA offers some the lowest rates of any loan, and you will always have a fixed interest rate.