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Rural Development (RD) Loans A USDA guaranteed Loan is government-insured 100% purchase loan. These loans are only offered in non-urban areas and serviced by direct lenders that meet federal guidelines. USDA Loans – They’re NOT for Farmers! A USDA home loan has nothing to do with agriculture. USDA Loans used to be considered “farmers loans” […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 30th 2012

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans FHA loan programs are designed primarily for first-time home buyers and others with moderate incomes that have not yet been able to save the cash needed for down payment amounts. A program insurance charge is rolled into the monthly payment amount to support this program and typically ends as the […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 8th 2012

Credit Score:  Your credit score needs to be a minimum of 640 in order to qualify.  If you have had a previous Bankruptcy, the discharge must be at least 2 years.  A Prior Foreclosure or Short Sale needs to be at 3 years ago. Employment History: We look at your previous 2 years of employment […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 6th 2012

It is actually pretty easy to build credit. Try one of the following ideas: Ask your bank or credit union about a secured credit card. You can make a deposit to your account and have a credit limit in the amount of your deposit. The bank takes little risk and you build credit slowly. Use […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 30th 2012

Debt Ratios First, look at your monthly gross income, before taxes and contributions. This is how much you make per month, not how much you take home. What you take home is net income. • Front-End Ratios Lenders use what is called a front-end ratio, which is reflected as a percentage of your gross monthly […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 26th 2012

First time home buyer loans allow buyers to get into a house more easily. However, just because you’re a first time home buyer doesn’t mean you qualify for a first time home buyer loan. These programs have income limits and strict underwriting guidelines. While they are a perfect fit for some, first time home buyer […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 24th 2012

The answer is absolutely!!  There is a waiting period however.  Conventional financing is between 5 and 7 years, with extenuating circumstances it is 3 to 5.   Examples of Extenuating circumstances are due to death, illness, job transfer or accident resulting in severe injury. Generally, things that happen beyond your control and dramatically affect your ability […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 17th 2012

When determining your credit score there is five key components. 1.Payment History– Paying your credit cards or revolving accounts and installment loans like car payments and student loans on time is important. They will report favorably to your credit as long as you pay your bill before it is 30 days late. If you make […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Dec 12th 2011