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FHA Rate Updates for: Oct. 21, 2009

Many banks have tightened up standards on their mortgage loans in the current lending enviorment.   Many Homebuyers are being turned away becasue their Bank does not offer FHA financing options.

FHA  is a great way to go if the borrower is putting down less than 20%, even if the borrower has an excellent credit score.   Today, many banks are not offering conventional loans with private mortgage insurance for borrowers under 740 with less than 20% available for the down payment.  This makes FHA Insured loans loans the only alternative for a homebuyer to obtain financing.

APR based on 3.50% down payment on a $300,000 sale price

 FHA Rate Updates for: 
10/21/2009 

FHA Insured  Program

Rate

APR

30 Year Fixed

5.000%

5.497%

15 Year Fixed

4.500%

5.853%

5/1 ARM

4.250%

3.718%

3/1 ARM

3.875%

3.389%


An FHA loan can be obtained with a credit score as low as 640.  Many banks are not lending borrowers with a credit score under 680 and some even require a 740 credit score, certainly for the best terms.  FHA offers great rates with reduced monthly mortgage insurance, more liberal debt to income allowance, only a 3.50% down payment requirement and up to a 6.0% seller contribution toward your buyers closing costs.

Below is a comparison of FHA and Conventional financing requirements for a $300,000 sale price on a single family residence in Orange County, California. 

Loan Program

FHA

Conventional

Best Option?  

Credit Score Requirement 

  640

740+

FHA

Maximum Qualifying Ratio                                           

 55%

44%

FHA

Down Payment Requirement

3.50%

20.00%

FHA

Base Loan Amount

$289,500

$240,000

FHA

Cash Required to Close

$11,500

$60,000

FHA

Average Closing Time

30 days

60 days

FHA

All of the the above information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Please verify through your local FHA Lender.

See my earlier Blog regarding USDA 102% Financing Loans. Click on the following Link:

USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Program - 102% Financing - No Mortgage Insurance

Please feel free to contact me to find a local FHA lender.   I would also love to help you find your North Idaho Dream home!

Your North Idaho Real Estate Pro:

Pam Jank, Realtor, ABR, GRI, CRS, RSPS, PPS
Previews Property Specialist
Web:  Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale
email to:pamjank@hotmail.com
Phone:  208-661-2282
Fax:  208-772-628 Toll Free:  800-829-2555 EXT.1275
COLDWELL BANKER SCHNEIDMILLER REALTY
435 W. Hanley Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID  838315 

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Your North Idaho Real Estate Pro
www.SellingNorthIdaho.com - Your Free Local MLS Property Search Link
208-661-2282 or Toll Free 800-829-2555 ext. 1275
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
1924 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
 

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsPam Jank • October 21 2009 02:52PM

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Great information, great rates.  I have found that the USDA loans are even more attractive for most buyers purchasing outside of Coeur d'Alene.

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 8 years ago

Thanks Janna,  I had posted a blog regarding the USDA program at:  USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Program - 102% Financing - No Mortgage Insurance

Unfortunately, as of October, the USDA has not yet received their federal funding.  So, any loans will be made subject to those funds actually coming in or a lender willing to cover it until it does.

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) over 8 years ago

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