FHA Loans

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are a popular option for homebuyers, particularly first-time buyers and those with less than perfect credit or limited savings. They can ease your way to homeownership.

Understanding FHA Loans

FHA loans are government-backed loans designed to make homeownership more accessible. They offer lower down payment requirements and more lenient credit score criteria compared to conventional loans. This makes them an attractive choice for buyers who might struggle to qualify for a traditional mortgage.

Eligibility for FHA Loans

While FHA loans are more lenient in their requirements, borrowers must meet certain criteria:

  • Credit Score: A minimum credit score of 580 is typically needed to qualify for the 3.5% down payment. If your score is between 500 and 579, you might still qualify but with a higher down payment of 10%.
  • Stable Income and Employment: Lenders will want to see proof of steady income and your employment history.
  • Primary Residence: FHA loans are only for primary residences, not investment properties or vacation homes.

Benefits of FHA Loans

  • Lower Down Payments: FHA loans can require as little as 3.5% down for borrowers with a credit score of 580 or higher.
  • Flexible Credit Requirements: FHA loans are designed to help those with lower credit scores become homeowners.
  • Allows for Higher Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratios: FHA loans often allow for higher DTI ratios, making it easier for buyers with existing debt to qualify.

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If you’re a first-time homebuyer, or have less than perfect credit, an FHA loan can provide an accessible path to home ownership. Your Meridian Mortgage Loan Officer understands the unique benefits of FHA loans and can help determine if this type of loan is the best fit for your circumstances.

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