FHA Mortgage Loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration to protect FHA-approved lenders and minimize their risks. Buyers benefit from lower down payment requirements, lower mortgage insurance premiums, better interest rates, and more liberal credit histories.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan is primarily used to help low-income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.
Homebuyers with good credit and enough funds to handle a larger down payment are ideal candidates for a Conventional Mortgage Loan. Buyers putting down 20% or more are not required to get private mortgage insurance, and Conventional Loans include NO Upfront Mortgage Insurance payments.
Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans are available to service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses. They provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for personal occupancy. VA home loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide more favorable terms.