Conventional loans work well for purchase or refinance transactions and are often used to finance primary homes, secondary homes, and investment properties. The terms and conditions of conventional loans are fully in line with guidelines created by the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agencies. Conventional loans are considered very affordable, with down payments as low as 3%, though typical requirements for down payments are usually somewhere between 5% to 25%.
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One of the most common types of loans that home buyers come across is the Conventional loan. These loans are not backed by the government, like FHA and VA loans. Conventional loans follow the guidelines that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – two agencies responsible for standardizing mortgage lending – have set. But it is lenders, such as banks, that are responsible for approving their Conventional loan.
Among the documents borrowers may need for a Conventional loan are:
Borrowers can purchase property types such as single-family homes, 1-4 Units, condominiums, and townhomes. These homes can be purchased as primary residences, second homes, or investment properties.
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is typically required on a Conventional loan any Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loan when there is less than a 20% down payment/equity position.
Credit score requirements for Conventional loans vary from lender to lender, but a Conventional loan may require on average a higher credit score than an FHA loan. For A&D Mortgage’s Conventional loans, borrowers will need to have at least FICO 620.
The minimum down payment amount for a Conventional loan is 3% for a fixed-rate mortgage and 10% for adjustable-rate mortgages. It is best to have as much saved up as possible for a Conventional loan down payment as a down payment of 20% or more can eliminate the need to pay monthly private mortgage insurance (‘PMI’).
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac set Conventional loan limits and they can vary by different areas in the U.S. To see what the loan limit is in their area, click here
Conventional loans may offer some advantages to other loan types. They require down payments as low as 3%, there may be less paperwork, and borrowers will not have monthly primary mortgage insurance (‘PMI’) with a down payment of at least 20%.
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