Month: July 2014

The 5 Types Of People Who Qualify For FHA Loans in Texas

Are you one of the lucky 5 types of people who will qualify for an FHA loan? Keep reading to see if you may qualify for an FHA Loan in Texas.

FHA stands for the “Federal Housing Administration” and is a part of HUD, the Federal Government’s “Housing and Urban Development” department. This branch of government insures loans so lenders can offer better rates on mortgage financing. It also comes with some great options for those who need some extra financial help like a low down payment, lower closing costs and easier credit qualifications.

1. First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home buyers love the FHA loan because it allows them to put down a smaller down payment, as little as 3.5% and the seller can pay your closing costs and prepaid fees. Let’s face it, most young people today are struggling with student loan debt and a sluggish economy. Any opportunity to part with less cash is one to be considered! If you already have a property in mind, you should check with your loan officer to see if your desired property would qualify under the program, but typically the maximum number of units the property can have is 4(fourplex).

2. The “Do It Yourself-er”

Do you like to work on home repairs and remodeling?Think you can handle a fixer-upper? If you want to completely customize a home, then an FHA Loan can help you by rolling the total cost of the remodel or repairs into one loan. You can also refinance the cost of the repairs or remodel into a new FHA loan. This type of loan is called a “203k.”

3. The Senior Citizen

There has been a lot of  talk about reverse mortgages lately. The FHA website has a great fact sheet for further reading on requirements here. The basic qualifications are that you must be at least 62 years old, own your home outright or have a very low balance. If this sounds like you, follow the link above to learn more about qualifying and turning your home equity into cash you can use to meet monthly expenses.

4. The Eco-Conscious

Are you worried about wasting energy and would like to make energy improvements?There’s an FHA mortgage for that! Check out the FHA Energy-Efficient Mortgage. This relatively recent (1995) program helps homeowners by enabling them to finance the cost of adding energy efficiency features to new or existing housing as part of their FHA insured home purchase or refinancing mortgage. For more information go to the energy efficient mortgage description on the HUD website.

5. The Mobile Home Owner

There are two types of loans for those who wish to purchase a mobile home or a factory built house. There is one type of loan for people who already own the land that the home is on and another for mobile homes that are or will be located in a mobile home park. You can read HUD’s most recent newsletter titled: The FACTs: HUD’s ManuFACTured Housing Newsletter here.

 

I hope this cleared up questions about qualifying for an FHA loan. If you feel like you may be one of the lucky types of people who will qualify for an FHA Loan in Texas. Don’t wait call or email today!

Capstar Lending does not currently offer all of the loan programs described above but please contact Todd.Kurio@capstarlending.com or call 512-459-2405 for more details. NMLS#216616 Residential Mortgage Loan Originator

Citation: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/buying/loans

 

VA Home Loans : A Slideshare Presentation

I recently shared on social media that the VA Home Loans program is hugely underused. This is partially because the program, which was created in 1944, isn’t promoted as much as it should be. Out of the 16.4 million active service members and military veterans with mortgages, only 12% have a loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many Vets simply don’t know about the program and many loan officers don’t think to ask their clients if they’re service members!

I would like to help Vets, and especially Texas Vets, to better understand what they need to know to qualify for VA home loans Texas, as well as their eligibility requirements, limits and the advantages of the program. Take a minute to check out the Slideshare presentation I created that address all these things as well as provide you some resources to start the application process.

 

I hope you enjoyed the presentation and would trust me to serve your VA loan. Please contact me at (512) 459 -2405 or at Todd.Kurio@capstarlending.com today so I can answer your questions and get started.