Private mortgage insurance (PMI) policies are designed to reimburse a mortgage lender up to a certain amount if you default on your loan. Most lenders require PMI on loans where the borrower makes a down payment of less than 20%. Premiums are usually paid monthly or can be financed. With the exception of some government and older loans, you may be able to drop the mortgage insurance once your equity in the house reaches 22% and you’ve made timely mortgage payments. The Servicing Lender will have the requirements for canceling the mortgage insurance.
Buying a home offers many advantages, one of the most significant being that it allows you to build equity (ownership) when you pay your mortgage each month. A common myth is that monthly mortgage payments are more expensive than rent. But, in many cases, mortgage payments can be even less than rent. When considering home ownership for the first time, you need to decide whether buying makes financial and practical sense for you right now or if you are better off renting. Consider both the advantages and disadvantages to renting as well as buying, and weigh the pros and cons for your particular situation.
The first step toward finding the right home is to quickly compute your purchasing power and determine how much you can afford to pay each month. This saves you time by allowing you to focus on homes in your price range.
Some up front costs include:
Down payment: Typically ranges from 3-30% of the cost of the house. The more you can put down, the greater equity you will have in your home and the lower your monthly payment will be. For down payments less than 20% you may also need to pay mortgage insurance.
Closing Costs: Typically range from 2-6% of the loan amount depending on your area.
On-going Costs: Your housing costs can include the following:
- Monthly mortgage payment
- Homeowners insurance
- Mortgage Insurance
- If applicable – Flood Insurance
- If applicable – Property taxes
Wright Mortgage offers an innovative new loan program to homebuyers – before they find their home!
We can complete the loan process – actually approving your buyer – without an identified property.
With TBD Approvals, buyers have the confidence that they have already been approved for their mortgage which means their buying power is improved:
- Sellers know the loan process has been completed so there is no worry that the sale won’t close.
- Buyers can negotiate a good purchase price because they know they can close quicker than with a traditional loan process and they can offer the seller an assured closing
How does it work?
- The buyer completes a mortgage loan application with Wright Mortgage, providing us with all of the information needed for a mortgage loan – except for the address!
- We process the loan and, upon approval, we’re ready to close once the property is identified.
Who is eligible for this program?
- Those mortgage loan borrowers who have challenged credit or very high debt to income ratios.
- Your clients are available for both FHA insured mortgage loans and Conventional mortgage loans, people who have excellent credit or people who is below 640 credit score and consider below average credit.
- Qualify more borrowers with credit challenges to achieve the American Dream.
What is an FHA 203K Loan?
Basically, it’s an FHA loan to purchase or refinance your home with additional funds for your home improvements. FHA which stands for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a mortgage insurance and is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD or FHA do not make direct loans to consumers (homebuyers or homeowners) but FHA does insure loans that are funded by approved FHA lenders. FHA insures different types of home loans which one of them is the 203k that is used to rehab properties. The more popular version though is the FHA 203b which does not include funds for rehabilitation.
Type of work for Streamlined 203(k):
- Roof repair, gutters, downspouts
- Existing HVAC systems
- Plumbing and electrical systems
- Repair, replace or add exterior decks, patios, porches
What does the Contractor you select need to do?
- Provide written work plan and cost estimates
- Must include nature and type of repair and the cost of completion
- Must be licensed and bonded for each specialized repair
- Must agree in writing to complete the work for the amount of the cost estimate and within the allowed time