Conventional Loans

What is a conventional loan?

Conventional loans are any loans that are non-government funded, unlike FHA and VA loans. Conventional loans come in two forms: conforming and non-conforming. Conforming conventional loans follow loan limit guidelines, where non-conforming conventional loans offer the option to exceed loan limits enforced by the government and government-backed agencies.

In terms of mortgages, conventional loans offer the best interest rates, meaning they usually result in lower monthly payments. They are usually considered the steadiest, safest type of loan, and allow the borrower to avoid rising mortgage rates.

Who can take advantage of conventional loans?

Conventional loans are great for many home buyers because of their ideal rates, low costs, and added flexibility. When applying for a conventional loan, you must meet 3 initial requirements:

  1. Be able to make a down payment.
  2. Meet the minimum FICO credit score (often 620 or above)
  3. Prove a stable income

Another benefit to taking out a conventional loan is the flexibility they provide for different types of properties. Eligible properties for conventional loans include single-family homes, condominiums, multi-unit properties, and planned unit developments.

So, if you have a decent credit score and available funds to make a down payment on an eligible property, it is likely you qualify for a conventional loan.

Tips for taking out a conventional loan

Most importantly: RESEARCH. Before taking out a loan, make sure to speak with The Chi Team about the perfect loan for you, and look into mortgage loan do’s and dont’s. Some of the most common mistakes people make when applying for a conventional loan is not checking their credit and debt beforehand and ignoring the real expenses of homeownership.

Conventional loans are a safe, beneficial option for homeowners needing to take out a mortgage. Contact Us today for any further information or questions about conventional loans!

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