The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is tasked with insuring home mortgage loans and making homeownership safer and more accessible while reducing risks for lenders. The FHA’s promise to repay a loan if the borrower defaults provides lenders with a sense of financial security, encouraging them to issue home loans with lower down payments and longer
Buying a home and navigating the mortgage process can be difficult, especially if you can’t come up with a down payment or your credit score isn’t perfect. But, while the process isn’t easy, it’s not impossible, especially with the help of government home loans. Government-backed loans can give people who have a hard time acquiring
Do you qualify for an FHA loan based on your credit score and credit history? And even if you do, is an FHA loan the right choice for you? If your credit score is under 620, you may not qualify for a conventional mortgage, but a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan could be the answer
Feels like we can’t escape financial pundits telling us to stop eating out and to streamline our streaming subscriptions, so we can save for a down payment. Good advice. But how many decades will that take? Between stagnant wages, student loan debt and everything from cereal to cars getting more expensive (according to the Bureau
It’s a seller’s market. And that means home buyers are up against stiff competition. Acting fast and coughing up as much cash as possible can be the difference between a successful purchase and losing out against other eager buyers. The types of homes you’re looking at might also give you a competitive edge in this
Imagine being this close to calling it quits on your house search – and then it happens. You find THE house AND it’s in your price range. Granted, it’s affordable because it needs some serious repairs, rehab and renovation, but you love it and you’re willing to do what it takes to transform your fixer-upper
For some first-time home buyers, it can be hard to put together a down payment for a home. Just consider the following: Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to understand why it’s harder for today’s potential homeowners to save up for a down payment, especially when compared to previous generations. But don’t despair.