The following is a partial list of programs offered by UNIVERSAL TRUST MORTGAGE (UTM) with a brief description of the key elements of each. For a complete list of the programs that we offer, please contact us at 561-452-4632.
These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.
A conventional mortgage loan is a “conforming” loan, meaning that it meets the requirements set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
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Down payment can be as low as 3%. However, the down payment requirement can vary based on your personal situation and the type of loan or property you’re getting.
If you’re not a first-time home buyer or making no more than 80% of the median income in your area, the down payment requirement is 5%.
If the house you’re buying is not a single-family home (i.e., it has more than one unit), you may need to pay down more than 5%.
If the property being purchased is not a single-family home (i.e., it has more than one unit), you may need to pay down more than 5%.
If you’re getting an adjustable rate mortgage, the minimum down payment requirement is 5%
If you’re refinancing a conventional loan, you’ll need more than 3% equity. In all cases, you’ll need at least 5% equity. If you’re doing a cash-out refinance, you’ll need to leave at least 20% equity in the home.
Because there are several different sets of guidelines that fall under the umbrella of “conventional loans,” there’s no single set of requirements for borrowers. However, in general, conventional loans have stricter credit requirements than government backed loans, such as FHA loans.
FHA loans are private loans insured by the federal government. These loans are popular with borrowers who don’t have enough funds to pay a traditional 20 percent down payment because they only require 3 percent down to qualify. Those who choose these loans are required to pay mortgage insurance which slightly increases their monthly payments. Lenders who wish to offer these loans must be approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Please contact us today to find out if a FHA loan is right for you.
Like a FHA loan, VA loans are private loans insured by the federal government. VA loans are only available to qualified military veterans and their families. These loans are only available to these individuals for their own primary residences and cannot exceed a $417,000 loan limit. For information on qualifying for this loan program please give us a call today.
Homeowners looking to decrease their interest rate may consider refinancing. A refinance calls for the homeowner to obtain another mortgage loan. Those funds are then used to pay off the original mortgage loan and the homeowner is then bound by the terms of the new mortgage. Depending on your situation a refinance loan could be a great option. Along with decreasing your interest rate, refinance loans can also help you switch from an ARM to a FRM, and in some cases reduce your loan term.
A jumbo loan, or non-conforming loan, usually means any home loan for amounts higher than $417,000. Jumbo loans feature similar loan programs to fixed rate and adjustable rate programs. There are even FHA jumbo loans. The main difference between jumbo loans and conforming loans is the interest rate. Because jumbo loans are riskier for lenders they usually have higher rates. Learn more about jumbo loans by contacting us today.
Construction loans are used to finance the construction of a new structure. Whether you’re interested in building a brand new home for you and your family or you’re looking to construct a commercial property we can help craft a terrific lending solution. Each loan is as unique as the property you’re looking to construct. We look forward to your questions about construction loans. Please call us to find out more.>
Adjustable rate mortgages are loans where the interest rate is recalculated on a yearly basis depending on market values. As interest rates are adjusted so is the borrower’s monthly payment. While interest rates on ARM loans are generally lower than fixed rate loans they can eventually become higher. Various types of ARM loans include Hybrid ARMs such as 10/1 year, 7/1 year, 5/1 year and 3/1 year programs. Contact us for more information on adjustable rate mortgage loans.
Reverse mortgage loans, also known as reverse equity loans, are only available to homeowners 62 or older. Like its name indicates, this program pays the homeowner either a one-time large payout or monthly installment. Once the loan term expires the house either becomes the property of the lender or the house can be sold to repay the debt. Reverse mortgage loans are great options for seniors looking to increase their monthly incomes. Contact us for more details.