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FHA provides lots of opportunities for getting a home mortgage,
EVEN with challenged credit!

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The Benefits of FHA Loans for Homebuyers

FHA loans are a popular choice among homebuyers, especially those who are first-time buyers or have limited funds for a down payment. These loans are backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a government agency that provides insurance to lenders in case the borrower defaults on their loan. Here are some of the benefits of FHA loans:

  1. Low down payment: One of the biggest advantages of FHA loans is the low down payment requirement. Borrowers can put down as little as 3.5% of the home's purchase price, which makes it easier for them to become homeowners.
     
  2. More flexible credit requirements: FHA loans also have more flexible credit requirements compared to conventional loans. This means that borrowers with lower credit scores or a limited credit history may still be eligible for an FHA loan.
     
  3. Lower interest rates: FHA loans often come with lower interest rates compared to conventional loans. This means that borrowers can save money on their monthly mortgage payment and pay less interest over the life of their loan.
     
  4. No prepayment penalties: FHA loans do not come with prepayment penalties, which means that borrowers can pay off their loan early without having to pay any additional fees or penalties.
     
  5. Less stringent income requirements: FHA loans also have less stringent income requirements compared to conventional loans. This makes it easier for borrowers with lower incomes to become homeowners.
     
  6. More accessible to first-time homebuyers: FHA loans are particularly beneficial for first-time homebuyers who may not have a lot of money saved up for a down payment or who have limited funds available.
     
  7. Energy-efficient homes: The FHA also offers a special program for borrowers who want to purchase an energy-efficient home. This program provides borrowers with a lower interest rate and a higher loan limit to help them finance the cost of the energy-efficient upgrades.
     
  8. Easier to qualify: FHA loans are also easier to qualify for compared to conventional loans. This means that borrowers can get approved for an FHA loan more quickly and with less hassle.
     
  9. Widely accepted: FHA loans are widely accepted by lenders, which makes it easy for borrowers to find a lender that will work with them. In addition, many real estate agents and homebuilders are familiar with FHA loans and know how to navigate the process.

FHA loans provide a number of benefits to homebuyers, including low down payment requirements, more flexible credit requirements, lower interest rates, no prepayment penalties, less stringent income requirements, more accessible to first-time homebuyers, energy-efficient homes, easier to qualify, and widely accepted by lenders. These benefits make FHA loans a popular choice for homebuyers who want to become homeowners with limited funds or a lower credit score.

FHA Home Mortgage Loans in Idaho

FHA Home Purchase Standard Mortgage

The FHA mortgage program allows home buyers with little to challenged credit to become homeowners.

 

FHA Home Purchase 500 Program Mortgage

FHA home mortgage program that allows a person with less than stellar credit to get into a home with minimal down payment.

  • Minimum FICO Score: 500
  • Minimum Down Payment: 10%
  • Down Payment from a Gift:  Yes! (Gift Information)
  • Debt to Income Ratio:  31% Housing, 43% Total
  • FHA Loan Limits:  View FHA loan limits
  • Seller can pay up to 6% towards Closing Costs
  • Foreclosure:  3 years after Discharge
  • Bankruptcy 7:  2 years after Discharge
  • Single Family, 2-4 Units, Townhomes, Condos, Manufactured

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FHA Home Purchase No Score Mortgage

Don't have a FICO score due to new credit or not enough credit? No problem!

 

FHA 203K Full / Streamline Mortgage

Found a home that needs a little fix up before you move in? FHA has a GREAT loan for you!

  • Minimum FICO Score: 580
  • Minimum Down Payment:  3.5% (Assistance Available)
  • Down Payment from a Gift:  Yes! (Gift Information)
  • Debt to Income:
    < 620: 31/43%
    > 620: Up to 55%
  • FHA Loan Limits:  View FHA loan limits
  • Seller can pay up to 6% towards Closing Costs
  • Foreclosure:  3 years after Discharge
  • Bankruptcy 7:  2 years after Discharge
  • Single Family, 2-4 Units, Townhomes, Condos, Manufactured.
  • Streamline:  Up to $35,000
  • Full:  Over $35,000 and Structural
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FHA Home Refinance Streamline / Regular Mortgage

Need to lower your interest rate or cash out some equity to pay bills.

  • Minimum FICO Score: 580
  • Loan to Value:  Up to 96.5%
  • Down Payment from a Gift:  N/A
  • Debt to Income:
    < 620: 31/43%
    > 620: Up to 55%
  • FHA Loan Limits:  View FHA loan limits
  • Single Family, 2-4 Units, Townhomes, Condos, Manufactured.
  • Foreclosure:  3 years after Discharge
  • Bankruptcy 7:  2 years after Discharge
  • Single Family, 2-4 Units, Townhomes, Condos, Manufactured.
  • Appraisal:​
    Streamline = NONE!
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    Regular = Yes need one.

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FHA Home Loans

FHA or Federal Housing Associated Mortgage are guaranteed by the US Government, similar to VA or Veteran Administration and RD or Rural Development loans.  The FHA mortgage typically has a 3.5% down payment requirement and allow for borrowers with not so perfect credit or lower income.  A FHA Mortgage also allow for lenders & community members to have down payment assistance programs available.  In the case of Idaho, Idaho Housing and Finance offers FHA down payment assistance and closing cost assistance for first time home buyers and sometimes for 2nd time home buyers.  

FHA does require 2 fees, or Mortgage Insurance.  The 1st Fee is an upfront mortgage insurance, which is a percentage of the loan amount, that is added to the loan amount.  The second FHA mortgage insurance fee is a monthly mortgage insurance.  This is part of a borrower's escrow account, and each month a certain amount is collected in the mortgage payment.  Both of these fees are then sent to FHA, and it pays out forclosures in case that happens.  Even if you put more than 20% down, on a FHA mortgage, you will still have to have FHA Mortgage Insurance.

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