FHA HOME LOAN
A FHA Loan is a great solution for a first-time homebuyer as well as those who want to make a lower down payment. Additionally, a FHA loan will help our clients with less-than-perfect-credit!
Refinance quickly without an appraisal.
Most FICO Accepted
More flexibility with FICO scores.
Our FHA team is experienced to get your FHA loan funded quickly.
Gift Funds Allowed
Your friends and family can help finance your dream home.
203(k) HOME LOAN RENOVATION
Planning to buy a fixer-upper? This program combines your construction loan and your mortgage into a single home loan, which saves money in closing costs and simplifies the home renovation process.
Renovating? Save money!
Combine your renovation loan and your mortgage into a single home loan, which limits your loan closing costs.
Buying or Refinancing
The 203k loan is available to both buyers and refinancing households.
Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
The 203k loan combines the traditional “home improvement” loan with a standard FHA mortgage, with loan amounts of up to $625,500.
Streamline your 203(k)
The Streamlined 203k loan is for less extensive projects and costs are limited to $35,000. Traditional 203k loans do not have a construction loan size limit.
VETERAN’S ‘VA’ LOAN
For the men and women that served us, we serve you by offering one of our best products.
You Earned This
For the men and women that served us, we serve you by offering our best product.
Let our VA team guide you through a fast and easy process.
No Money Down
Purchase or refinance at 100% of the home’s value.
Receive your VA loan quickly and easily today.
A Jumbo Mortgage is designed to allow consumers who are purchasing bigger homes to take advantage of today’s low rates. If you are able to afford a more expensive home but haven’t saved up enough money to bring the loan down to conforming limits, or you’ve found the perfect home but it happens to be in a higher priced neighborhood, this mortgage program is made for you!
Understanding Complex Financial Pictures
Our highly trained staff understands the complexities of multi-stream incomes and knows how to use your financial picture to your advantage.
Eliminates Having to Obtain Multiple Loans
Provides the convenience of one loan for the entire loan amount, with a variety of options.
Purchasing a High-End Home
Jumbo Mortgages range from $417,000 to $2 million.
Jumbo Mortgage rates have reached historic lows, and interest on loans up to $1 million is tax-deductible.
USDA RURAL LOAN
The USDA Mortgage is meant to spur homeownership in pre-designated rural and underdeveloped areas. Take advantage of a 0% down-payment with this program!
0% Down Payment
That’s right! This program offers 100% financing for qualifying members.
First-Time Buyer Friendly
USDA Rural Loans can be used by first-time buyers and repeat home buyers alike.
No Homeowner Counseling Required
Unlike other mortgage programs, the USDA program doesn’t require a homeowner counseling course to qualify.
Insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Via the USDA, you can finance 100% of a home’s purchase price while getting access to better-than-average mortgage rates.
HOME AFFORDABILITY REFINANCE PROGRAM (HARP 2.0) LOAN
Owe more on your home than it’s worth? No problem! Welcome to the simple solution.
Over 2.5 million have taken advantage.
It’s now easier to qualify than ever before.
High LTV’s Ok
Even if you are underwater on your loan.
We have an expert in-house to help you.
LOW DOWN CONVENTIONAL LOAN
Have you heard?! Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have re-established their low down-payment programs, MyCommunity and Home Possible. We’re trained to understand how these programs work and how they can benefit your unique financial picture.
Lower Required Down-Payment
Compared to other conventional mortgage programs, these programs allow qualified homebuyers to put less money down on thier home.
Greater Purchasing Power
Since homebuyers are allowed to put less towards their downpayment, they may be able to afford a larger home that they previously didn’t qualify for.
Save Money for Home Expenses
Moving can become an expensive endeavour. With less down, you will be able to spend more of your cash on things your home needs!
Home-Buyer Counseling Required
At least one of the homebuyers will be required to attend a home-buyer education course.
Take advantage of low rates with a conventional purchase.
This is the most utilized mortgage program.
Conventional loans offer low mortgage rates to save you money.
Up to 30 Years
30, 20, 15 and 10 year mortgages available.
Fixed & Adjustable Rates
Choose between fixed options and adjustable options.
ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE (ARM)
With an Adjustable Rate Mortgage, the interest rate fluctuates according to the interest rates in the economy. Initial interest rates of ARMs are typically offered at a discounted rate that’s lower than the rate for a Fixed Rate Mortgage. Over time, when initial discounts are filtered out, ARM rates will fluctuate as general interest rates go up and down.
Significantly Reduces the Cost of a Mortgage
For a fixed period of time, you save on interest costs and pay more towards your principal.
Lower Rates, Flexible Terms
Lenders give you a discounted rate up front because they know the rate will float with the market later on.
Plan on Moving or Refinancing within 3-7 Years
After your initial rate period, your interest rate will be adjusted based on the type of program that you choose.
Expecting Mortgage Rates to Decline
If you expect mortgage rates to decline, ARMs can work towards your advantage.
FIXED RATE MORTGAGE
A fixed-rate mortgage is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a mortgage for which the interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan. Fixed rate mortgages are available in multiple terms. The most common loan terms are 30 year, 20 year, 15 year, and 10 year loans. The monthly payment on a fixed-rate loan is inversely proportional to its term. The more years in a loan, the lower its monthly payment.
Fixed-rate mortgages are safe because you never have to worry about your interest rate possibly going up.
Your mortgage payment is set on Day 1 of your home loan, and never changes until the loan is paid-in-full. Some homeowners may prefer this type of certainty.
As fixed-rate mortgage rates have dropped in recent years, the relative value of an ARM’s low starting mortgage rate has diminished.
Easy To View Rates
See today’s rates and compare your loan pricing. Rates are available online, at no cost, with no obligation, and with no social security number required to get started.
Eliminate Mortgage Payments Forever. Live comfortably in your retirement. If you are over 62 years old, there are multiple ways to get your money from a Reverse.
With a reverse mortgage no payment is made.
Loan is insured and regulated by FHA.
No credit score or income requirements.
Get the extra cash you need with a government insured reverse mortgage.
BACK TO WORK
The Back To Work program is the FHA’s “second chance” for mortgage applicants who have experienced financial hardships as a result of unemployment or severe deduction in income.
Foreclosure 3-Year Waiting Period Eliminated
This program waives the FHA’s 3-year waiting period to buy a home if you’ve experienced a foreclosure, short sale or deed-in-lieu.
Bankruptcy 2-Year Waiting Period Eliminated
This program waives the FHA’s 2-year waiting period to buy a house if you experienced a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
You can use the Back To Work program along with the FHA 203k Home Renovation program, or along with the New Construction program. You can also be a first-time home buyer or a repeat home buyer.
Covers a Multitude of Circumstances
This program can be used by anyone who’s experienced a pre-foreclosure sale, short sale, deed-in-lieu, foreclosure, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, loan modification, or someone who has entered into a forbearance agreement.
FHA 580-620 MORTGAGE
The FHA 580-620 Program was designed to promote homeownership amongst those who are financially stable, but whose credit doesn’t necessarily reflect it. Whether you’re a first time home-buyer or recovering from the recent recession, this program is here to help you take advantage of today’s low rates, even if your credit is “Less Than Perfect”.
Credit Scores Down To 580 Are Accepted
A traditional mortgage genuinely requires a 620 credit score.
No Gift Funds Allowed Or Seller Contributions Allowed
The borrower is required to cover all downpayment and closing cost funds.
Six Months of Reserves Required
The borrower will be required to have 6 months of mortgage payments as assets in order to qualify. Gift funds are not accepted for reserve requirements.
Six Months Seasoning Funds
The borrower must have the required reserve funds and closing costs in their bank account, untouched, for at least 6 months.
NO FICO, NO PROBLEM PROGRAM
The No Fico program was created to help those who haven’t established their credit yet, but have demonstrated that they have what it takes to buy a home.
No Credit Score Required
Create the building blocks towards great credit by making your payments on-time.
First Time Homebuyer Education Course Required
Courses are held by non-profit counselling agencies, as well as offered online, that insure first-time homebuyers are prepared for their first big investment.
On-Time Rent Payments Must Be Documented For 2 Years
Showing an established trend of on-time payments builds a case towards being approved for a mortgage.
Two Months Reserves Required
You will be required to have two months of mortgage payments as assets in order to qualify. Gift funds are not accepted for reserve requirements either.
HOME PATH PROGRAM
This program is aimed to sell homes that have been reclaimed via foreclosure. The Home Path program lets buyers buy Fannie Mae-owned homes with simpler mortgage requirements than with a traditional loan.
Less than Perfect Credit Allowed
Credit scores less than 660 have been known to be approved with this program.
Downpayments on a Home Path Mortgage can be gifted from a family member, or made via a grant or loan from a non-profit organization, state or local government, or even from your employer.
No Private Mortgage Insurance
With the Home Path Mortgage, private mortgage insurance (PMI) is not required!
Appraisals Are Not Required
That’s right! You are not required to have an appraisal the the Home Path Program. That saves you time and money!
ONE-TIME CLOSE CONSTRUCTION
A One-Time Close Construction Loan is a type of mortgage that is available for those that are building a house. By utilizing a One-Time Construction Loan, you will eliminate paying two sets of closing costs, and will know exactly what you are getting into before construction even starts.
Only One Loan
If you were to get a traditional construction loan, you would have to go through two different closings during the process. This program offers only a one-time close.
Eliminate Closing Costs
Closing costs can add up. They will typically cost anywhere between $3,000 to $6,000 on average. This program offers the chance to save money by only requiring a one-time closing cost payment, rather than two.
Peace of Mind
You will know everything about the loan before you even start building.
Some people get a construction loan and then have to settle for a loan that they are not comfortable with just so that they can pay off the construction loan. But with the One-Time Construction Loan, you know exactly what you’re getting before construction even starts.
Zachary Karp is your local and trusted Schaumburg mortgage lender & Hoffman Estates mortgage lender. If you live in the local Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates area and looking for the perfect type of mortgage for you, contact us below.