At Fay, we work hard every day to help people achieve their dream of homeownership. A Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan is often a great option because it features a lower down payment. And, the credit requirements aren’t quite as strict as with other loans. In fact, we are sometimes able to make FHA loans to people with FICO scores as low as 500. For people with limited savings and imperfect credit, an FHA loan might be a good fit.
Getting To Know The Federal Housing Administration
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a government entity that offers mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders. The FHA provides insurance on mortgages for many different types of homes including single-family and multifamily homes. The FHA is completely funded by its own self-generated income, meaning there is no cost to taxpayers for its operation and services.
What Are FHA Loans?
FHA loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration. These loans are designed to help first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners alike by providing them with a low down payment option. FHA mortgage insurance serves as protection for lenders in the event of a homeowner defaulting on their home loan. Fay Mortgage is a private company and has no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or any other government agency.
How FHA Loans Benefit You
FHA insured loans often give potential homeowners the option of making a lower down payment than they would need to make if using a traditional, non-FHA insured mortgage. FHA loan benefits include:
- Down payments as low as 3.5%
- FHA insures lender against loss of principal if the borrower fails to pay the loan
- Less than perfect credit can apply
- Refinances and renovation loans also available.
FHA Loans Benefit Everyone
FHA loans don’t just benefit the potential homeowner – they also are beneficial for the economy as a whole. They stimulate economic development in the form of expanding tax bases and creating jobs.
In fact, the FHA was created in 1934 as a direct response to difficulties in the housing industry such as unfavorable mortgage loan terms, low rates of homeownership nationwide and widespread unemployment among construction workers
Get Pre-Qualified for an FHA Loan
Now is the time to take advantage of the many benefits FHA loans offer potential homeowners. Plus, it’s now easier than ever to qualify! Our home loan professionals will guide you through the FHA loan process with expert knowledge, competitive rates, and first-class service. Get started today.